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ENERGY EFFICIENCY WEEK
Hard to believe this week (23 - 29 Oct) is Energy Efficiency Week in the UK. At least, that's what I discovered in the newspaper. No one else had mentioned it.
After learning about fuel poverty recently, I thought one solution would be double glazing the windows, better insulating the home, and using more energy efficient appliances. But these measures all require initial capital investment - which is hard to justify for those living on a tight budget.
Sure enough, my thinking was on the right track. Here are some fast tips:
The amount of heat lost in homes annually, through roofs and walls, is enough to heat 5 million homes for a year.
Every household in the UK creates 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year - enough to fill six hot air balloons that are 10 meters in diameter!
A third of an average family's water used is flushed down the toilet.
I've already replaced all my single - glazed period sash windows with PVC double glazed modern looking new windows. It took me one year to deliberate over - and I've not regret it since. My home is now draught-free and sound proof.
I'm waiting for my old light bulbs to die before investing in the ugly-looking energy-efficient ones.
An aromatherapy bath is a woman's best friend. It's hard to give it up for a manly shower!