Energy saving advice and support in marketplace
4:21pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
RESIDENTS in the Vale of Glamorgan, eager to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their energy bills, will be able to get free, one-to-one energy saving advice from a team of expert advisers at Barry Market.
Energy Saving Trust’s advice centre team will be on hand from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, August 20, to provide energy saving advice and support to help residents reduce their bills and make smarter lifestyle choices.
The average family in Wales could save up to £280 a year by making some simple energy saving changes in the home, including:
• setting your washing machine to wash at 30°C - you can save another £40 a year just by being careful how you use your kitchen appliances.
• using energy saving light bulbs - they last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs and, using one, can save you around £50 over the lifetime of the bulb.
• replacing one bath a week with a five-minute shower - you can save up to £15 a year on gas bills and up to £25 on water bills (if you have a water meter).
The team will also provide impartial advice on Eco and the Green Deal, answering queries and signposting householders to the best sources of information.
EST Wales director Duncan McCombiesays: “Just a few small changes in our day-to-day lives can have a profound impact on the amount of energy being consumed and the carbon emissions we produce as a nation.
“Energy saving works best when it doesn’t mean huge lifestyle changes. We are all suffering from increasingly hectic lifestyles, but small changes needn’t be difficult in order to take back control of your energy use and bills.”
The EST in Wales offers free support and advice to households. For more easy to follow tips please visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/wales.