Mirror Offers: Energy-saving tips to help with the cost of living crisis – Irish Mirror

Mirror Offers: Energy-saving tips to help with the cost of living crisis – Irish Mirror

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With the cost of living crisis showing no signs of abating and the evenings still getting colder, the nation will look to spend more time in the home — using more household energy.

With energy prices at an all-time high, Samsung has shared energy-saving tips that will not just keep your home warmer this winter — but will help you make some real cost savings, too.

Smart Cooking

With a conventional oven, be careful to only preheat for the designated time. If possible, cook multiple dishes in your oven at once — with Samsung’s Dual Cook technology, you can run a single oven at two different temperatures, effectively giving you a double oven without needing more space.

What’s more, if you don’t need the full oven, Dual Cook saves 25% on energy and pre-heats 52% faster by only using the top half. And avoid opening the oven door whilst cooking — doing so drops the oven’s temperature by 25 degrees each time.

Drop One Degree

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland states that even turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can reduce your heating bill by 10% a year.

If 22 degrees is your preferred temperature, reduce it to 21 degrees. Aim for the lowest setting that keeps the room at a comfortable temperature, as this will reduce the volume of hot water, use less energy and save you money. Put it down to 19 degrees and wear a jumper.

Just a one degree reduction is a huge saving.

Do Fewer, But Larger Laundry Loads

Your washing machine is one of the most heavily used appliances in the home and will use about the same amount of energy no matter the size of the load, so fill it up.

Samsung’s new Series 5, 5+, 6+ and 8 Washing Machines feature SpaceMax Technology, allowing for greater wash loads of up to 11KG — ideal for busy households.

Plus, the unique AI-powered ecobubble Technology generates bubbles that help wash clothes at cooler temperatures — 30 degrees is fine, even when washing children’s muddy clothes.

This means you can remove stubborn, everyday stains with less heat, helping save on energy bills.

Consider a Heat Pump

The initial cost may be higher, but Samsung’s energy-efficient Heat Pump tumble dryers make sure clothes are optimally dried while saving on power consumption.

It works by absorbing water from the laundry by passing hot air through the drum, which evaporates and removes the water. This air is then reheated and sent back through the drum multiple times until the laundry is dry.

Its latest Series 5, 5+, 6+ and 8 A+++ Rated 9KG Tumble Dryers, featuring Heat Pump technology, saves more than €1,291 on household energy bills over five years when compared to a standard condenser tumble dryer.

Defrost Your Freezer

The more ice you have built up in your freezer, the more work its motor must do, which means more energy.

Samsung’s clever No Frost technology eliminates ice build-up by extracting air and humidity to maintain an even temperature, meaning you never have to defrost your freezer.

What’s more, Samsung has the most energy efficient freestanding American fridge freezer on the market that features Twin Cooling Plus technology, helping to maintain food freshness.

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