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The subject of energy saving is currently on everyone's lips, above all, this course is due to the rising prices of electricity, gas, oil and other energy sources. To save on energy consumption is the only way to keep the costs at the same level. Despite all the displeasure: Rising energy prices also bring with it positive!
Why is energy becoming more expensive?
The regular price increases for natural gas or heating oil fuels is primarily due to the fact that these fuels are becoming increasingly scarce. This is a very simple principle; the price depends on the supply and demand. Alternative fuels such as wood pellets have become slightly more expensive in recent years, this is mainly because that more and more people are switching to these heating methods, again increasing demand.
Another factor for the price increasing is the government plans to promote green energy and the subsidies offered to increase the amount of electricity generated via green technology.
A natural follow on from rising energy prices is that many home owner are taking steps for energy saving, this is of course something positive, because then not only reduce your energy costs but can also help the environment through reduced emissions.
How to save energy in the home
Of course, you should pay attention to your power consumption: Many devices such as televisions and stereos consume power in standby mode, turn these devices off can have a huge benefit. Another easy saving is to disconnect chargers from the wall outlet if you're not in use. Do you have any obsolete equipment in the house? It may be worth replacing these older electrical devices with newer energy-efficient models. These simple tasks can help many household make huge potential savings in terms of power consumption and energy bills!
In the winter heating should be used efficiently a couple a notches on the heating dial can have a big impact on the energy consumption. The use of double glazing / triple glazing can reduce the amount of heat loss, along with well fitted doors and windows to help insulate your property.