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10:30am

 

Moncreiff Parish Church

Maxwellton Road

Calderwood

East Kilbride

G74 3JJ

 

01355 223328 (Monday - Friday am)

 

theoffice@moncreiffparishchurch.co.uk

 

Moncreiff is a charity registered in Scotland and regulated by OSCR.

Scottish Charity No. SC016751

 

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The Church at the heart of Calderwood serving Jesus Christ
The Church at the heart of Calderwood serving Jesus Christ
The Church at the heart of Calderwood serving Jesus Christ Moncreiff Parish Church Calderwood East Kilbride G74 3JJ
The Church at the heart of Calderwoodserving Jesus Christ Moncreiff Parish Church CalderwoodEast KilbrideG74 3JJ

ENERGY SAVING TIPS - part two 

For part one please go here

 

To find energy saving tips around your home, think about how you use energy. What heating do you have and how do you use it? How do you get hot water and how do you work that? Which appliances do you have and how much do you use them?    

 

Remember that many small changes and savings add up. Once you make some changes, they become reinforced by habit and further changes become easier.

 

In so doing, you can make significant savings in money and do your bit to fight climate change.

 

Here are some energy saving tips from the comparison website uswitch.   

 

Let’s go around your house or flat and consider some energy saving tips for each room.    

 

IN YOUR HALL

  • fit draught excluders around the front door and over the letterbox
  • putting a curtain over the inside of the front door helps keep the draughts out
  • get into the habit of closing all the doors to keep the heat in each room
  • hallway lights are used a lot – fit energy saving bulbs and save an average of £3 a year      

 

IN YOUR LIVING ROOM 

  • fit heavy curtains and close them at dusk to keep the heat in.
  • unplug items that are not in use (when was the last time you used your video recorder?)
  • don’t leave things switched on or on standby when in not in use (could save £45 - £60 a year)
  • put your TV box or digital recorder on a separate plug socket so you can turn off everything else at the mains but keep your series link recordings

 

IN YOUR KITCHEN

  • always use the right sized pan for the job and use the correct hob ring for each pan
  • keep the oven door shut as much as possible 
  • allow warm foods to cool down before putting them in the fridge
  • use a microwave to cook or reheat food where possible, this is much more efficient

Home Energy Scotland has a blog focusing on the best ways to save energy in the kitchen. 

 

IN YOUR BATHROOM           

  • a quick shower will use less energy than taking a bath
  • check your electric fan is set only for the time needed to clear condensation and smells
  • invest in a shower timer to help you spend less time in the shower

 

IN YOUR BEDROOM

  • wear socks to bed in cold weather to keep your feet cosy
  • towel dry your hair thoroughly to cut down use of your hairdryer
  • use a hot water bottle to warm the bed up, rather than an electric blanket
  • don’t leave your phone charging – it should need only a couple of hours to charge fully
  • during winter, set the heating to switch off a while before you go to bed

 

In children’s bedrooms

  • a TV, DVD player, computer and PS3 will cost £45 altogether per year to run – but that could be much higher if they are always left on when not in use
  • think about what you are putting on extension sockets to make sure you aren’t powering something that is not in use
  • maybe ‘lose’ the remote control for the TV to reduce the temptation to leave it on standby
  • if you are thinking about buying a new computer, a new laptop typically costs £16 less in energy than an old desktop computer (and takes up less room)    

 

Home Energy Scotland has some excellent tips on saving energy here. 

 

Contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 (free from all mobiles and landlines) or visit their website here to get a home energy check. 

 

For tips specifically on saving energy in the winter, please watch this video

 

 

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