False ecenomy fails in your home

Are you anxious to save energy in your home? Of course, you are, everyone is. Energy bills cost us all a fortune, and if you can save on the heating, the water or electricity, then you will have more money to spend elsewhere. Perhaps, you’ve been saving up for a dream holiday with the kids? Cut the costs of your energy, and you’ll have more spending money. That’s always a good thing. Okay, but let’s be honest for a moment here because the steps we take to save money on energy don’t always pay off. That’s because these steps are lessons in false economy. They are energy savings myths that have no impact whatsoever. Let’s look at a few.

Switching Off Your Fridge At Night

This is a popular idea that has been floating around for some time. The general idea is this. If you switch off your fridge and freezer, the food in them is going to say cool for quite some time. It’s not going to defrost or get warm straight away, as long as you keep the door shut. If it’s late at night, no one should be opening these doors so there shouldn’t be an issue. While this might be true, it won’t save you money. It simply takes far too much energy to kick the fridge/freezer up to the point that it should be. Essentially, you’ll end up using more than you could ever hope to save. This is just one of the false economy techniques.

Filling Up The Dryer Or Washer

If you have clothes piling up in the corner of your room, it can be tempting to squeeze as many in the washing machine as physically possible. By doing this, you think that you are saving energy because you are only putting on the washing once or twice instead of three to five times. Here are the issues here. First, you might find that you need to put them on again to get the clothes dry because they are so full. Second, you will probably be using more power if you put that much clothes into the machines. You could also break your dryer and if you do Think Tank Home have some tips on how to address fixing it. Bottom line then, suck it up and put the washer on multiple times because this is the best way to save money.

Leaving The Lights On

Have you heard about this one? Some people believe that switching the lights on and off uses a lot more power than simply leaving them on all the time. This is absolute nonsense and flicking a switch doesn’t actually cost you a lot of money at all. It certainly can’t be compared to the basic costs of the fridge being switched on and off despite it being a similar idea. The same is true for devices like laptops, computers and TVs. You should be switching them off when they are not in use. Otherwise, they can burn up your energy.

Avoid these false economy options, and you can focus on the real ways to save in your home.


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