Every home has a bedroom and the majority of homes have more than one. We have discussed how to save energy in the lounge and utility room with our appliances, but stage three is all about saving energy in the room where we rest our weary heads at night.
You may think that there is not much going on in terms of energy usage in the bedroom, a couple of sockets and a single light perhaps. We live in the twenty-first century now, who doesn’t have a television and maybe a set-top box installed? We do not need to carry out inspections in every bedroom throughout the land to realise that the “second” television for the house is in the bedroom. The emergency or back-up television for when the husband has football on in the front room. A standby killer will disconnect the electrical supply to your TV and entertainment systems when you switch them off using the remote control.
Try not to leave your lights and bedside lamps on when the room is not occupied, and don’t leave your mobile phone charging overnight. If you do find that charging your phone during the night is convenient for you, there are gadgets out there that disconnect the mains supply to your phone once it is fully charged. Remote control sockets will allow you to easily switch off your lamps and electrical gadgets.
What light bulbs do you have in your light fitting and bedside lamps? Swapping them for the LED alternatives will save you a small fortune on your lighting bills.