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Small Changes can make a Big Difference

Ireland is committed to the EU’s plan to reduce energy consumption by 15 per cent by March 2023 and reduce our reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Everyone can play a part in reducing Ireland’s energy usage this winter.

There are lots of simple and low-cost small changes we can make in our homes, that can make a big difference in our energy consumption.

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Smart Meters

If you have a smart meter, talk to your supplier about your options to use energy at cheaper, greener times.

Thermostat Setting

Turning your thermostat down by just 1°C can save around 7% of the energy you use to heat your home.

Lighting Change

A simple switch to LED lighting can save up to 80% on your energy consumption in your home.

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats allow you to set an optimal room temperature and heating times, ensuring you are only using energy when you most need it.

Room Heating

Thermostatic radiator valves allow you to control the temperature of individual rooms – giving you the power to just heat the rooms you want.

Lowering Temperature for washing clothes

Up to 90% of the energy a washing machine uses is used to heat the water. So, the lower the temperature, the less energy you use.

Hot Water Cylinders

If your hot water cylinder isn’t insulated, fit it with a hot water cylinder jacket, this can reduce heat loss by up to 75%.

Closing Doors

Keeping the doors closed between rooms in your house or apartment can reduce heat loss by up to 5%.

Radiator Efficiency

Keeping curtains, sofas and other items away from your radiators so they can work to maximum efficiency can save up to 12% on their energy consumption.

Maximum use of dishwasher

Once it’s full, using a dishwasher is more sustainable than hand-washing dishes. Saving up to 50% on energy and 30% on water.

Preventing heat loss in rooms

Closing your curtains or blinds before it gets dark can reduce heat loss by up to 17% in each room.

Shower Head Efficiency

Water-saving showerheads have a smaller head that can concentrate the power, saving up to 30% of the energy you use to shower.

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