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Energy saving ideas for Christmas

[22/12/17] With Christmas almost literally on our doorstep, most of us will be spreading the festive spirit by hosting families and friends for dinner. Having lots of people around can add considerably to your energy bill, especially if they will be staying for a few days.

The Energy Saving Trust has some useful tips for us to maximise the fun whilst minimising cost. The article covers the use of Christmas gadgets, switching to LED lights and draught proofing your home. Did you know, for example, that tablets use 70% less energy than laptops?

In addition, Which? has published some findings on energy use and fairy lights and concludes that fairy lights only add an average of £8.94 to your energy bill, based on 700 lights on strings, running for about 6 hours a day. Using LEDs will lower the cost even more.

From all of us at WRM, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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