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Desperadoo
Desperadoo Posts: 98 Forumite
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Whats your best tip for saving electricity.  I know a problem effecting us all 

I'm in Nothern Ireland so not a lot of choice for supplier and rhe one I am with increased 21.4% in January and increasing again 1st July by 27.4%

Last few weeks I have reduced using tumble dryer and dishwasher  but not really making a big difference 
June grocery challenge £164 /£460...
week 1  £87/£115 
Week 2 £77/£115



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  • lisyloo
    lisyloo Posts: 29,615 Forumite
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    Do you need to use a tumble dryer at all at this time of year?
    I have a dehumidifier that I use in winter which is much cheaper to run if you can afford the investment,
     
  • Desperadoo
    Desperadoo Posts: 98 Forumite
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    lisyloo said:
    Do you need to use a tumble dryer at all at this time of year?

     
    Thanks for your reply

    No but for handyness would use it which is why I have cut it down.
    June grocery challenge £164 /£460...
    week 1  £87/£115 
    Week 2 £77/£115



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  • Reed_Richards
    Reed_Richards Posts: 4,166 Forumite
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    Last few weeks I have reduced using tumble dryer and dishwasher  but not really making a big difference 
    It's generally held to be more energy-efficient to use a dishwasher than to wash dishes by hand.  It might not be cheaper though; that could depend on how you heat your hot water.  
    Reed
  • Alnat1
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    share a bath/shower?
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    It's generally held to be more energy-efficient to use a dishwasher than to wash dishes by hand.  It might not be cheaper though; that could depend on how you heat your hot water.  


    Thanks

    Hot water heated by Gas.... only thing using gas at the minute as hearing obviously off 
    June grocery challenge £164 /£460...
    week 1  £87/£115 
    Week 2 £77/£115



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  • Alnat1
    Alnat1 Posts: 3,285 Forumite
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    Make sure you turn off everything at the plug socket when not in use, especially overnight. Only things that really need to stay on are fridge/freezer and internet router.
    Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    Solar PV 5.25kWp SW facing (14 x 375 Longi) Lux 3.6kw hybrid inverter and 4.8kw Pylontech battery storage installed March 22
    Octopus Agile/Fixed Outgoing and Tracker gas
  • aaiiee
    aaiiee Posts: 23 Forumite
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    Are your light bulbs all LED, especially those which are used a lot?

    My other recent change is to use the washing machine at 30 degrees.
  • Desperadoo
    Desperadoo Posts: 98 Forumite
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    aaiiee said:
    Are your light bulbs all LED, especially those which are used a lot?

    My other recent change is to use the washing machine at 30 degrees.
    Most lights LED and have started the 30 degree wash just a few days ago.  Also been using a quick was for some things as only a 14 minute wash...my idea is if I was washing by hand would not take 1.5 hour like the washing machine does lol 
    June grocery challenge £164 /£460...
    week 1  £87/£115 
    Week 2 £77/£115



    My Debt Free Diary >>>>>https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6360269/desperate-to-sort-my-life-for-last-time
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