Winter is Coming: Energy Saving Tips for Your St Arthur Home

on 17 November 2023

As winter approaches, our homes often become a cosy refuge from the chill outdoors. And while we might be tempted to crank up the thermostat and hibernate, it’s an excellent time to think about energy saving.

At St Arthur Homes, we offer new homes through shared ownership that are not only beautiful but also energy efficient. However, there are even more ways you can optimise your household’s energy usage. Here are some tips to help you cosy up this winter without the added cost.

#1. Power Down and Save Up:

One simple yet effective way to save on your energy bills is to switch off your appliances when not in use. According to Energy Saving Trust, this easy action can save around £60 a year. Consider investing in a standby saver or a smart plug, which allows you to switch off all your appliances in one go. This is a great example of how technology can assist us in becoming more energy efficient.

#2. Illuminate Your Savings:

St. Arthur Homes are equipped with energy-efficient lightbulbs, setting you up for savings from the moment you move in. However, a common habit in many households is leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms. By adopting the simple habit of turning off these lights, you could boost your savings even more, possibly up to £25 annually. Remember, every little bit adds up!

#3. Wash Wise:

Smarter use of your washing machine can result in substantial savings. Run fuller loads and wash at lower temperatures to pocket approximately £30 a year from your energy bills alone. Apart from this, opting to air-dry your clothes instead of using a tumble dryer can lead to additional savings! 

#4. Shower vs Soak:

While baths are relaxing, especially in colder seasons, they consume more energy than showers. By swapping just one bath a week with a brisk 4-minute shower, you can save £17 a year on energy bills.

#5. Practical Kitchen Habits:

Simple kitchen habits, like filling the kettle with only the amount of water you need, can save you £12 annually. Similarly, ensure your dishwasher runs only when full. By cutting down its usage, you can further save approximately £15 a year on energy bills.  These handy kitchen tricks aren’t just good for your wallet but also for the environment!

These are just a few small changes that can make a big difference. This winter, hop onto the energy-saving bandwagon with us. We believe in creating homes that facilitate a sustainable lifestyle and cost-saving features.

Follow us on Instagram @wearestarthur to see more homeowner journeys and shared ownership experiences. Because we believe saving energy doesn’t mean compromising on the quality of life but enhancing it. Here’s to a warm, energy-efficient winter in your St Arthur Home!