LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - When thinking of making great savings this summer, many thoughts will turn to sourcing savvy deals on last minute holidays to sunnier climes, but consumers shouldn't forget those all-important energy savings steps to cut their carbon footprint while holidaying away from home, advises sustainable energy supplier green energy uk.
"Due to the recession we have all become very adept at hunting out the best deals on flights, hotels, currency and airport parking, but when it comes to making savings a bit closer to home most of us miss those precautionary measures that will help us save energy," explains Doug Stewart CEO of green energy uk.
"It may seem obvious, but there are some simple tasks that can be undertaken immediately before embarking on your holiday. These include switching off all household appliances, especially washing machines, tumble dryers, and televisions, which are often left on 24/7 and, in addition to being a drain on energy, are also the biggest causes of domestic fires in the home.
"As you won't be using the hot water or heating for a week or so, then switching off the timer that normally kicks in once or twice a day is also advisable. There is little point warming things up if they won't be used and although this summer has been a little chilly we're not expecting any temperatures to drop below freezing so your pipes are in no danger of freezing solid!"
Doug continues: "Then when you're back from holiday and catching up on the mountains of laundry if you can get your loads out on the washing line then all the better - not only is line drying a more economical and environmentally friendly alternative to using the tumble dryer, but the overall smell and feel of the washing will be much fresher and softer.
"None of the tips I have mentioned are rocket science, but they can make all the difference when it comes to saving energy. So this summer while you're enjoying a couple of sangrias around the pool you can rest assured that your home isn't costing you or the environment too dearly!"
For further information about saving energy this summer, to find out more about alternative energy sources or to get a competitive home or business electricity quote visit www.greenenergyuk.com.