Did you know that on Christmas Day we spend around £1 million on powering our TVs?
According to the energy savings trust, we watch so much TV on Christmas Day that it would be enough to power 43,000 TVs for a year. That is a phenomenal amount of energy.
During Christmastime, the UK generates a lot of energy waste. On Christmas Day alone, the UK uses almost £66 million of energy according to EDF energy. Energy efficiency has always been important whether it’s about the benefits it brings to reducing carbon emissions and the impact on the environment, or about making financial savings. Even more so now with the cost of living and energy crisis, and winter whipping homes across the country.
A lot of us, if not most of us, are aware of the basic information around being energy efficient as it has been a subject splashed across front pages, in the news and online platforms. From changing to LED lights, using draught proofing around our homes, to making sure we make use of daylight especially through the Wintertime when this tends to be less with dark nights setting in earlier.
We previously covered an article with energy efficiency advice but over the Christmastime there may be extra steps households can take to keep energy bills and energy waste at bay. From wrapping up warm and relaxing with that extra layer of blanket, to turning down the temperature on your boiler when you have more people visiting, and having all those extra Christmas lights on a timer, to being savvy on how you cook.
With more people at home during this time and children off school adding to energy use and possibly waste, it’s good to be aware of measures that will help bring those bills down. And it’s not always down to the bill payer, making sure that the entire household is onboard to help and do their bit will teach and embed valuable real skills for the future.
Where possible, a household or family activity gathering in one room and dusting off some board games or getting creative with some present or decoration crafting will not only help keep costs down but will also create a cosy and fun environment for all to enjoy and join in the festivities.
We also tend to make more purchases over this time, with many of these being electrical goods. It’s always good to take into consideration the energy efficiency rating of an item. Keep the rating green, anything over a C rating is the better option, on some occasions some items may be a bit pricier, but it will save you on your energy bills and impact on the environment in the long run.