Energy saving

Save Energy And Money By Driving Smarter

Save Energy And Money By Driving Smarter

Did you know you could save yourself between £200-£300 a year just by driving smarter? Here’s how… Switch Off Your Engine Newer cars do turn themselves off when stationary and in neutral, but if yours doesn’t think about turning your engine off, especially in heavy traffic jams. Higher Gear Lower revs equals a lower flow of petrol and so less consumption. Most cars can be efficie... »

Five Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency At Home

Five Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency At Home

Here are some more smart ideas to keep your home warm during winter.   Heavy Duty Curtains Light curtains are particularly bad at keeping warmth in and cold air out during winter, so consider a heavier set for all year round protection. For the more adventurous of you, you could even have a winter and summer set of curtains. You can also double up the protection by having a blind behind the c... »

15 Cheap Ways To Help Save Energy

15 Cheap Ways To Help Save Energy

If you are looking to save on your energy bills without necessarily breaking the bank to do so, here are some of our top tips to save energy cheaply.   Get A Digital Thermometer A digital thermometer that can record highest and lowest temperatures over a period of time, say, a day, can help you understand where the warmest and coldest parts of your home might be. This will also allow you to l... »

Energy Saving Tips For The Kitchen

Energy Saving Tips For The Kitchen

There’s plenty of advice available for general energy saving, but what about specific rooms? Today we focus on the kitchen to see what small changes we can make that could make a big difference.   Microwave Leftovers If you’ve got leftovers in the fridge then you’ve already spent some energy making them in the first place, so always consider reheating these before cooking from scratch. Additi... »

All You Need To Know About Energy Monitors

All You Need To Know About Energy Monitors

You’ve probably seen a small screen somewhere around a friends house that looks like it’s doing something really useful, but you’re not sure what. Or you know that your parents have got one and you’ve been staggered at just how much they spend on central heating in July. Well, these are energy monitors and the help the user discover exactly how much energy is being used in the home.   What’s ... »

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas to all our Savvy readers. We’ll be back after the festivities to provide with more ways to save you time, effort and money!   From all of the team we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!   The Savvy Elfs   Header Image Credit »

The CallmeSavvy Energy Q&A

The CallmeSavvy Energy Q&A

We’re often asked a multitude of questions regarding energy usage, and often these questions are about energy myth and legend that are simply untrue. So we’ve sifted through some of the more popular questions to help wade through the energy truths and tales.   Heating On All Day or Only When You Need It? Many people ask if it’s more effective to keep your heating on a low but constant tempera... »

Turn Off To Save Energy

Turn Off To Save Energy

We’re all guilty of leaving plenty of our appliances on standby rather than turn off, but this could be costing us around £80 per year in wasted energy. So just turning off could save you a bit of cash, so here’s some helpful advice on reducing the amount you’re wasting.   The Worst Offenders Any electrical device will waste energy but some are worse than others – here are some facts; Househo... »

Why Everyone is a Winner with Domestic Biomass Boilers

Why Everyone is a Winner with Domestic Biomass Boilers

Wood biomass (and in particular pellets) as a renewable energy can be a ‘green’ choice with multiple benefits.  The Forestry Commission’s plan is to increase production of wood biomass in conjunction with management of woodland for wildlife habitat – promoting wildlife habitat and biodiversity.  It might seem counterintuitive to think that increasing wood production can favour wildlife and biodive... »

The CallmeSavvy Guide To: Electric Vehicles

The CallmeSavvy Guide To: Electric Vehicles

There are plenty of electric vehicles on offer, as well as incentives to own one, but there’s still a lack of knowledge on the subject. Here at CallmeSavvy towers we’ve pulled together some of the key bits of info to help you navigate this often understood means of transportation.   Pure Electric Vehicles These are vehicles powered solely by on-board batteries. Modern advances mean that these... »

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