Home hacks with DIY Dermot: Energy efficiency

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Home hacks with DIY Dermot: Energy efficiency

Take control with Climote

Installing a thermostat or heating control can save energy and give you control. Adjust your heating from the comfort of your couch... Love it!

Did you know that turning down your thermostat by just 1 degree can help reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills?


LED lighting is a breeze

Have fun while being more energy efficient. Replace old bulbs with energy-efficient LED light bulbs. They last longer and some are smart enough to be controlled remotely and even change colour.

Save energy and have the craic with LED colour changing light bulbs... Love it!


Don’t make showers a soap opera

Did you know showers generally use 20% less energy than baths? Switching to a shower will save water and cut your energy usage… Love it!


Save water and watch your garden grow

Dermot is getting his garden in shape. Rainwater is a great natural resource and can be used for various cleaning jobs within your garden as well as for watering the plants.

Give up the sprinkler system and save money. The best way to collect rainwater is in a water butt. Connect to your downpipe from maximum collection. Love it!


Only wash with a full load

Use the dishwasher more efficiently can save water and energy. Top tip, only use the dishwasher when you've a full load.

Next time, wat-er you going to do? Get it? ...Love it!


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