Did you know that 100 hours of terrace heating with a heater at the highest level uses just as much power as 350 washes? Oops! We thought so too. In addition, lawn mowers, garden lighting and pond pumps are major energy guzzlers. This does not only cost a lot of money, but is also very bad for the environment. Keep your garden green in the long term by saving energy with the following tips:
Saving energy, how do you do that?
- The very first way to save energy in your garden is of course to opt for green electricity or solar energy.
- Energy saving or LED lamps are the most energy-efficient way of lighting. By installing a motion detector your garden lighting only starts when it is needed.
- A pond pump is not a requirement for a clean pond! A natural pond in the garden also stays clean without a pond pump. If you do need a pond pump, make sure that it does not run continuously. It is also important to adjust the capacity to the size of the pond, so that it does not consume a lot of energy.
- The biggest culprit is really the traditional patio heater. You can easily do something about that now! With a heat pad you heat your torso, instead of the outside air, keeping the whole body at temperature. A heating pad is energy efficient, click here for more information.