A to Z of Energy Saving Tips

Let’s make going Green a little more fun. We will give you green living tips all the way from A to Z.

Alternative Fuels – Research different types of fuel before purchasing a new car. Hydrogen can now be used to power newer models, along with other diverse fuels. Cars don’t only run on diesel and petrol nowadays.

Boiler – It will cost more in maintenance than it’s worth, to run a boiler that is older than 15 years. Therefore, it is advisable to replace it. Older boilers are more prone to breakdown.You will save more money on your energy bill by installing a new boiler.

Car – Driving your car at the correct tyre pressure will save you fuel. It is also advisable to merge as many trips into one. A car is most fuel efficient at its optimum temperature.

Doors – The main source of heat loss in your home is doors. If you have any gaps in your doors, seal them with PVC.

Energy Monitors – These will help you estimate the cost of your energy bills. Check how much energy you’re using by getting an energy monitor.

Food – Before food lands on our plates, it has sometimes travelled hundreds of miles to get there. Help the local economy by purchasing foods from local supplier. This will reduce the need for transportation across the world.

Garden – It is best not to use patio heaters, as they don’t provide much heat and use a lot of unnecessary energy. Use composters to turn your waste into manure. You can then use it grow your garden.

Heating Oil – Choose a heating oil that takes longer to burn if you use oil heating. This will save you money in the long run. New heating oils have been created that produce less CO2, kleenburn kerosene is just one example.

Insulation – If you don’t have correct insulation you will be paying to heat your home over and over again. Proper insulation will keep the heat in.

Jackets – Reduce heat loss by as much as 75% by purchasing an insulation jacket for your boiler. This will reduce your energy bills significantly.

Kettle – Think about how much water you’re going to use before filling the kettle. Unused water is a waste of energy as well as water.

Light bulbs – Energy efficient light bulbs produce the same amount of light but use less energy. Changing light bulbs is easy to do. As well, energy efficient light bulbs last longer than regular light bulbs. £600 can be saved by using energy saving bulbs.

Mobile Phones – Do you need the latest mobile phone? If you need a new phone, sell or recycle your old one.

Oven – A chicken can be cooked in just 30 minutes in a halogen oven. This is 50% faster than a normal oven and decreases your bill.

Pipes – Save £10 a year and reduce carbon emissions by protecting your water pipes. This will also keep the water warmer for longer.

Quarterly Cleaning – Clean items such as your air conditioning system once every 3 months. The filter within such items clogs up over time.

Renewable Energy – Save money on your heating bill by installing solar panels. Although they are expensive to connect they will save you money in the long run.

Shower – A bath uses approximately 100 litres of water, whereas a shower uses around 35 litres of water. Save water and energy by showering for a shorter time and try to avoid having a bath as they use more water.

Timers –You can now get a device that will switch off all your electrical appliances at a certain time if you forget to.

Use Your Hands – Save money by mixing your food by hand. Many of these commercial appliances use a lot of unnecessary energy.

Windows – Make sure all your windows are closed properly as even the smallest gap can cause a huge draft. Double glazed windows are the most energy efficient way to prevent any heat from leaving your home.

Go Green with your Burial

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Some green living advocates are taking things beyond the limit, or at least beyond their Lifespan. This act of eco consciousness will potentially have a huge impact over time.

Green burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that furthers legitimate ecological aims such as the conservation of natural . . . → Read More: Go “Green” with your Burial

Energy Efficient Lighting Ideas For The Office

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The average office worker spends at least one third of his day in the office, almost half a day in the home office. Proper lighting is crucial for the overall health, mood and positive output of the office worker. There is a push underway to eliminate incandescent lighting by the year 2014 in the . . . → Read More: Energy Efficient Lighting Ideas For The Office

Living Green with Preventive Self Care

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At Hansen Lifestyle we are focused on developing reliable, easily duplicatable techniques for

Resetting your Health, Turning back the Clock, and Transforming your Life.

Anyone can do it. It isn’t hard or complicated, but improving nutritional & physical conditioning using the right modern tools is critical as we take charge of our own preventive . . . → Read More: Living Green with Preventive Self Care

Plan an Environmentally Friendly Move to Your New Home

It’s good to be green. Although when it comes to moving house we can sometimes overlook the effects that our actions have on the environment. Read on to find some useful tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint and how to make the most use out of items you may have previously considered . . . → Read More: Plan an Environmentally Friendly Move to Your New Home

Tips on how to find an energy efficient property

When buying a home, securing an energy efficient property can save you money in the long run. You will be able to make a significant saving on your energy bills, and you can be proud in the fact that you will be doing your bit for the environment. You should consider a home which . . . → Read More: Tips on how to find an energy efficient property

Decorating Green for the Holidays

When it comes to holiday decorating it is not hard to go green! After all, it is one of the signature colors of the season. Going green with holiday decorating is a snap. From the Christmas tree to the lights to the table settings there are so many ways to decorate with the environment . . . → Read More: Decorating Green for the Holidays

Why Are Living Walls So Popular?

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A trend that has been growing in popularity as of late is the use of using plant life as a covering for walls whether they are inside or out. Using plants as decor is nothing new, but more and more people and businesses are beginning to use them to cover an entire surface . . . → Read More: Why Are Living Walls So Popular?

Eco Principles for Home Design

Architect Michelle Kaufmann presents 5 principles of Green Design. In this video Michelle explains her first EcoPrinciple, Smart Design, and ways that you can incorporate this green building concept into your home.

You can find more of Michelle’s videos HERE

San Francisco builds Green

The Story behind a successful San Francisco Green Building Project. Spend just 29 minutes for a great overview. The new SF Public Utilities Commission Headquarters, located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, is possibly the greenest office building in America. Applying evolving water and power technologies with new light management and computer controlled environment, the . . . → Read More: San Francisco Builds Green