Get tips and ideas on saving energy

Do you want real life tips for saving energy? Here we share the best energy saving tips and ideas from people just like you. People who want to save both energy and money. And there is no better time to start than today.

How to save energy at home?
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We have big ambitions for 2030. We are committed to doing our part to tackle climate change, unsustainable consumption, and inequality. Our three major focus areas are Healthy & sustainable living, Circular & climate positive and Fair & equal.

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Curtains and blinds against draughts

It's time to say bye-bye to draughts! There are several ways to get rid of them. Start with your front door and make your own drought excluder: a thick textile in front of a door blocks the draught and keeps the heat indoors. And what about windows? Closing your curtains and blinds at dusk will help prevent the heat from escaping. See more tips below!

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Energy saving lighting

Energy-efficient and long-lasting LED bulbs have a lifetime of approximately 25.000 hours and they can help save up to 85% of energy compared to incandescent bulbs. We offer a wide range of options for every need, at every budget. Add a remote for quick and easy Smart lighting, so you can control your light sources from afar. Turn on, turn off, choose colours — and dim for the right mood.

Warm blankets and rugs

Draught proof your home with textiles - and make your home warmer in winter. It can be an easy and quick fix: throw the rug and you will feel cozier and might save on your heating as well.

Energy-efficient cooking

You can save a lot of energy and precious time while cooking: steamer inserts, pressure cookers, and even food containers will help you to reduce your energy bills and to keep your food fresh for much longer. Saving energy time!

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Rock to one song and take shorter showers

In every shower we installed a flow regulator that controls the maximum flow rate to help you save water and energy, while you sing your favorite tune all soaked in. If you rock to only one song, you can also help yourself cut time in the shower and save even more hot water.

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More ways to save

Power is in your hands

Follow these quick tips to save on your energy bills and live more sustainably:

  • Close your curtains at night to retain heat.
  • Re-arrange furniture to block draughts.
  • Swap your bath for a shower.
  • Consider motion sensors or timers to try to avoid lights left on unnecessarily.
  • Check with your electricity and gas provider to see if they offer cheaper rates during off-peak hours. Run the dishwasher or clothes washer during off-peak hours to save on energy costs.
  • You can dry dishes faster while using less energy? Check to see if your dishwasher has the “Auto open” function which opens the dishwasher door during the drying phase at the end of the washing program.
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“Can lining curtains line your pockets? Yes! By swapping our curtains for heavier ones with the GLANSNÄVA curtain liner we can feel a real difference in our draughty rooms and have saved in energy bills.”

Becky and John
Live LAGOM community, IKEA Bristol

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“Want to cut down on cooking costs? I cook three times a week, store the spare food in my new IKEA 365+ food containers and take the leftovers for lunch. I’ve finally saved enough to pay off my overdraft!”

Live LAGOM community, Manchester

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