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Keep the money in your pocket before you put it through the wash.

washing and drying appliances

Washing and drying your clothes is a staple of life so shouldn’t break the bank! We’ll show you how to keep the money in your pocket before you put it through the wash.  Everything from energy to washing detergent can be cheap and environmentally friendly.

Do you know how much your washing machine or clothes dryer costs you to run a year?  If not, don’t worry check out the SESM website where we have calculated thousands of appliances for you, simply input your model number and we will do the rest.  If your appliance is more than 10 years old it might be time to think about upgrading.  If the seals or doors are damaged in anyway this will compromise its energy efficiency of the appliance, in cases where it can’t be fixed it’s best to upgrade to a newer model so you’re saving energy and money.
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Heating that doesn’t blow the budget

electric heater

Buying a heater is just the first peace of the puzzle once, you have bought your new heater and it has arrived at your home you need to ensure you use it efficiently to keep those winter heating bills down.

Avoid getting a winter electricity bill shock this year and follow these simple tips to keep those energy bills down through efficient usage and good preparation.  Before you put your heater on, be it electric or gas ensure you’re appropriately dressed.  Sometimes putting on your Ugg boots or a jumper can heat you up sufficiently, preventing the need to put on your heater.  While you’re at it stick on the kettle and grab yourself a cuppa and curl up on the sofa with a blanket.
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What Heater is Right For you?

 

oil heater

Buying a new heater can be a tough gig, you want to make sure you buy the right size of heater for your home, or you’ll end up wasting energy and therefore money.  Too small a heater will end up being over worked and reduce the life span of your heater as well as costing you on your energy bills.  Too big a heater will simply cost you more on your energy bills when not used correctly.
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Greening up Autumn

Autumn Energy Tips

I for one love the cool autumn nights and mornings, I love snuggling under my quilt and getting all cosy and warm.   Autumn can be a bit unpredictable when it comes to weather, it’s a bit like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re going to get.  You need to be prepared and this will help reduce your home & business energy bills.
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Using your appliance Efficiently in the kitchen

energy-efficient-cooking

Anyone else glad the weather is finally cooling down? Time to get back into the kitchen!  I love baking and cooking and I for one am glad it’s began to cool down.  While the summer heat was bashing the house turning the oven on was the last thing on my mind which made me get more creative in the kitchen.
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