With the way the world is now, increase in the cost of living, the energy crisis and cold winter weather on the way, we are all beginning to feel the pinch. It’s in stressful times like this that a cup of tea can help to centre us. It won’t solve our problems but it will give us 5 minutes to relax and refocus.
The average Irish person drinks between 4-6 cups of tea per day, it may not seem like much but if you are living with others in the same home, all those cuppas and individual kettle boils add up. This is why we are here this week, we wanted to share a few top tips on how to make your more energy efficient and ultimately keep the bill down. Of course, if you have any other top tips, please feel free to share them with us below in the comment section.
Making Your Kettle More Energy Efficient
Making the next round?
Whether it’s the morning lemon zinger or the evening oolong, you can save money and make your kettle usage more energy efficient by asking around the house before popping it on. Yes, it might be annoying to take the order but if you look after the pennies, the pounds take care of themselves.
Asking around the house will reduce the amount of individual boils and think of it this way, next time you won’t have to make it because they owe you one.
The silent appliance killer:
There are a lot of areas all over Ireland that have to deal with limescale. Many of us know all too well the damage it can cause. I myself have gone through multiple washing machines, shower heads and kettles over the years. Did you know that living in an area with hard water can mean that you pay more for your energy? Hard water an add up to 28% more onto your annual bill. This is because of limescale, it’s what’s left behind in any appliance that deals with hot water.
It is the white chalky material. The reason it is costing you more is because when boiling water, the appliance works longer and harder to heat the limescale and then to actually boil the water. This is where a nifty descaler comes in handy and we have the perfect one. Try Oust. You can buy it for all appliances at home and it really does work a treat. We use it on the Uccello Kettle and it comes back good as new.
Here’s how you can use it:
- Half fill your Uccello Kettle with water and put onto boil.
- Unplug it and bring the body to the kitchen sink.
- Pour your Oust sachet into the water and leave for 10 minutes.
- Rinse and boil again with clean water.
- Rinse one last time and voila. Good as new.
Only what’s needed:
Its costs more to boil a full kettle of water and if it’s going to sit and cool down again you are just losing money. One top tip we use ourselves is filling the kettle with a cup that we want to use so we have the exact amount of water needed. Combine this with asking others if they would like a cup and you are on the right track.
If for some reason you forgot or you mind wandered off else where while filling the kettle, why not pop the excess in a flask to save for later or in a hot water bottle to keep you warm while waiting for the heating to kick in.
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