Because electricity and gas are so easily accessible and make our lives so much easier and more comfortable, we tend to take them for granted. How often do we ask ourselves the questions:
“Do I really need that light on?”
“Have I left anything on standby?”
“If I turn down the heating by a couple of degrees is the house still going to be warm enough?
“Could I really do that task without an electrical gadget?”
“Could I dry my washing outside?”
By getting into the habit of stopping and thinking for a few seconds we can save the amount of energy we use and save money in the longer term.