Saving energy isn't just about saving the planet - you could save yourself a significant amount money too
With just a few handy energy-saving gadgets, you could be making big difference to the amount of energy you use in your daily life. Here's a shopping list of the ones we recommend.
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Automatic Radiator Bleeder
An automatic radiator bleeder automatically releases the built-up air in your radiator so you're only left with the hot water, more efficient central heating and reduced heating bills.
If radiators are not regularly bled, the efficiency of the radiator decreases proportionately to the amount of air that has built up inside it, meaning you use a lot more energy to get a lot less heat.
Average cost: £10 - £21
Savings: Reduces your heating bill and saves the messy job of bleeding your radiators manually.
Have you noticed how much of a draught comes through your letterbox? The Ecoflap replaces the brushes, seals or flaps on the inside of your letterbox, and makes sure the cold air stays out.
Average cost: £20 - £25
Savings: Saves you money on your heating bill.
A significant proportion of the heat your radiators put out is absorbed by the wall. Radiator foil sits between the radiator and the wall and reflects the heat back into the room, so you can enjoy all the warmth you're paying for.
Average cost: £15 - £20
Savings: Depending on the size of your radiators, you could find that you save a significant amount on heating bills
Rather than using electricity to charge your gadgets, such as phones, laptops and gaming devices, why not use the sun's rays?
The FreeLoader has an internal battery that can power your mobile phone for up to 44 hours, your iPod for 18 hours, or your PSP for 2.5 hours when it's fully charged.
Average cost: £15 - £50 (depending on the model)
Savings: This saves you money on your electricity bills - and the more gadgets you have, the more you stand to save.
A home energy monitor
Energy monitors are small gadgets that help you work out which appliances in your home are using the most energy and how much it's costing you. They also tell you how much money you're saving once you begin to make changes.
Average cost: £40 - £100 (depending on the model you choose)
Savings: This can help you to make changes that will save you money on your electricity bills.
- Save Energy Under 25 Pounds Find out how to use less energy and save money on your gas and electricity bills.
- Save Energy Under 250 Pounds By investing a little you could save hundreds of pounds on your energy bills
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