LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- Many different people adopt energy saving practices - from those who are eco-aware to those who simply want to reduce their utility bills. But as the months get colder and winter sets in being green tends to become less of a priority to staying warm, so sustainable energy provider green energy uk urges homes and businesses to do their best to stay true to energy saving this winter.
Heating accounts for a large percentage of energy usage in the winter and, as temperatures dip, people's enthusiasm for turning down the heat also drops. Rising fuel costs affecting gas and electricity prices should go some way to prompting consumers to knock a few degrees off the room temperature and instead choose an extra layer of clothing or an additional blanket on the bed, but there are other energy-sapping culprits people tend to forget about.
The CEO of green energy uk, Doug Stewart, says: "A lot of people think energy saving is just about turning down the heating or turning off lights in unused rooms, but there are other appliances that people forget about, possibly because they're out of sight. For example, people may stock up on extra goods for the freezer over Christmas, or use a spare fridge to keep drinks chilled for guests. Following the festive period, these appliances may not be filled anymore but will be left turned on - using up power unnecessarily. Also, many people leave bathroom or kitchen extractor fans on long after showering or cooking.
"Another good tip is to move furniture around to maximise heat storage in a room and minimise the effects of draughts. Move sofas away from windows or outside facing walls and make sure radiators aren't blocked by furniture."
A provider of electricity from 100 per cent sustainable sources, green energy uk supplies power to homes and businesses all over the UK. Its sources include wind, solar and hydro power, but it champions the lesser known, innovative power generation technologies such as anaerobic digestion and biomass, which draw energy from processes where the source is waste - either from animals, used cooking oil, fruit and vegetables or wood.
Doug adds: "Efforts to go green aren't just made by tree-hugging individuals - being eco-friendly and reducing our carbon footprint is now an issue close to the hearts of consumers and business owners alike. Energy saving is not just a cost-cutting exercise anymore but has a double-pronged motive, and the more people are armed with tips who understand how to achieve this the more they can make a conscious effort to do so."
For further information on sources of green energy and how to make the switch, visit www.greenenergyuk.com.
You can also join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Energy-UK/473450305033) and Twitter (@green_energy_uk).
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