Friday, 25 April 2014

Giveaway #383 : Win 1 of 10 Joulo Energy Saving Devices - closed - see widget for winners (too many to list !)


If I told you that saving energy (and therefore money) was as easy as 1-2-3, you'd want to get involved, right? Well, thanks to a nifty little technological device called Joulo, it could really be that easy.



 Step 1 : Record - Place Joulo on top of the thermostat in your home and press the button to begin. The button will flash green to show that logging has started.

Step 2 - Upload - After a week, the button will flash red. Plug Joulo into your computer’s USB port then log on to our website and follow the steps to upload your data.

Step 3 - View - Our algorithms analyse your data and give personalised advice on how to save energy and make your home more comfortable.



In a nutshell, the device provides personalised advice on how to save energy by remotely and digitally logging how much energy your devices are using. This new innovation is part of the Hive technology group and you can read more about the award winning device here: http://www.joulo.com/

British Gas have kindly offered 10 Joulo devices to give away to Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your details in the Rafflecopter widget below.


UK only. Closing date : 9/5/14

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !


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115 comments:

  1. Turn the heating off when it is warm, fail to do this sometimes!

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  2. Buy and use energy saving bulbs!

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  4. Turning off the standby lights on anything electrical you don't need plugged in

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  5. don't leave things on stand by!

    Ashleigh

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  6. Never leave anything on standby and turn lights off when not in the room.
    Kim neville)

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  7. A full freezer costs less to run. If you have spaces, fill them with plastic bottles filled with water (leaving room for expansion of course.) Then when you go shopping for food to fill the space, you can take the bottles along as ice packs to keep the food frozen on the journey home.

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  8. keep the doors shut to keep warmth in

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  9. If it's yellow let it mellow - if it's brown let it drown

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    Follow me too? Oh So Gawjess

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  10. Turn off anything you are not using as all the little bits add up each day and use energy saving bulbs.

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  11. Always fully load your washing machine, tumble dryer, washer-dryer or dishwasher. The fuller the load, the more energy-efficient the cycle.

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  12. Always turn lights off in a room after u leave and teach the kids to do the same

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  13. Make sure appliances are turned off when not in use.

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  14. don't have a 10 year old son that way all your lights in the whole house won't be all switched on lol

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  15. Put my computer to sleep when I'm away for a short while.

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  16. We have a device that has linked the TV, DVD player, virgin box etc so they all turn off when the TV goes off - much better than everything being on stand-by.

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  17. turn lights off, and close doors. It really does make a difference

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  18. use energy saving bulbs, and turn light off if not in room

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  19. use remote control switches to turn things off at the socket rather than leave on standby

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  20. Turn everything off when you aren't using them.

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  21. encourage the kids to turn off after themselves, they are the worst offenders in my house

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  22. commented on Jelly Belly Jelly Beans review & Jelly Belly Easter Nest Cupcakes recipe

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  23. Replace costly GU10 50w spotlights with LED or fluorescent bulbs which only use a fraction of the power.

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  24. Turn off everything at the plugs at night

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  25. Turn things off when not in use

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  26. Delay turning heat on until you really need it and use devices such as just turning on fireplace to heat room you spend most time in rather than heat whole house

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  27. put up proper thick lined curtains, and pull them at dusk

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  28. Put low energy LED lights into the fittings in the kitchen. My conventional lights used as much energy as the toaster when all 10 lights were on

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  29. Switching things off when not in use

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  30. Visit other people regularly - use their electricity instead of your own!

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  31. turn the lights out when you leave the room!

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  32. never leave chargers plugged in and switched on

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  33. don't leave things on standby

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  34. turn everything off at the power when not in use

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  35. when boiling the kettle, only boil the water you need.

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  36. Put on an extra jumper and some socks

    KATHY D

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  37. turn everything off and close curtains at dusk

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  38. only put enough water in the kettle as you need

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  39. turn all switches off at night time x

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  40. turn things off if you're not using them

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  41. Turn things off when not in use.

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  42. Wash clothes at 30 c to save energy

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  43. Pamela says - Switch off all lights and appliances that you are not using; don't use the standby function; have showers instead of baths; fit draught excluders round doors; wear jumpers, socks and slippers before putting the heating on; use the microwave rather than the cooker / hob etc. etc. etc.

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  44. turn electrics off instead of stand by

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  45. try not to use the drier and turn things off at the wall instead of being on stand by

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  46. replace halogen lights with LED ones. Everyone replaces standard bulbs with low energy ones but they often forget about the halogens!

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  47. In addition to switching everything off, lowering thermostats you should perform regular reviews of the tariff that your supplier is charging you - I switch regular and have have no loyalty to any of the suppliers and am always on the best deal I can find.

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  48. Switch of the lights when leaving a room and stop leaving Sky paused

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  49. rather than putting the heating on, put an extra jumper on instead

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  50. Switch off the plugs when not in use! and hide the cables for the xbox!

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  51. In the summer hang washing out to dry also leave the curtains open as long as possible to keep the light inside. In the winter hang washing on radiators also hang shirts on coat hangers wet and hook them over the curtain pole this will dry them and straighten out the creases

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  52. if your freezer is only half full stuff the gaps with scrunched up newspaper..

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  53. Always turn everything off properly and dont leave on standby

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  54. Instead of heating the whole bedroom, use an electric blanket! :)

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  55. Only put the lights on in the room you are in, if you need them on.

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  56. Turn off the light as you leave a room

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  57. wrap up warm and use energy saving bulbs

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  58. Mrs Pauline Wood5 May 2014 at 22:32

    Dont use standby

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  59. Pam Francis Gregory6 May 2014 at 16:11

    Turn lights off as you leave a room

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  60. Pam Francis Gregory6 May 2014 at 16:16

    I commented on Kelly's Creative Kids in the Kitchen : Ice Cream Burgers & Chips

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  61. turn lights off when not in use and make sure all electrial appliances are turned off and unplugged overnight (except the freezer of course)

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  62. Have a shower instead of a bath. Install water panels, marvellous in the summer.

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  63. Rachel Davies6 May 2014 at 21:38

    Switch off lights and appliances when not in use

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  64. use less water - it is more costly than many people realise, especially hot water

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  65. Switch off all the lights that kids leave on and don't leave things on stanby

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  66. Dont leave anything on standby, change all bulbs for energysaving ones.

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  67. Whatever is not being used , turn off

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  68. Use energy saving lightbulbs where possible, and lower the thermostat by 1 degree

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  69. Turn all electrical appliances off when not in use and don't leave anything on stand by

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  70. Teach the kids to turn off the lights when they leave a room.

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  71. sarah harrison7 May 2014 at 22:41

    close doors

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  72. make sure your sockets are off!

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  73. unplug equipment when you go to bed

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  74. switch off everything from the power source when not in use :) x
    Natalie Gillham

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  75. Change your lightbuld to energy efficiency led buld

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  76. Maake sure all plugs are switched off when items are not in use like toasters and washing machines tumbler dryers dont leave them on stand by... barbara steer

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  77. pegging the washing out on the line or the line in the garage if it is wet, save a fortune when the tumble dryer isn't wizzing round

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  78. don't leave appliances on stand by- switch off microwave if not in use , and boil only as much water as you need at the time

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  79. Turn TV's etc off at the wall when not in use, most now stay on standby when turned off and continue to use energy

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  80. Stop using that tumble drier, it is so expensive to run, invest in a clothes airer & if possible hang a few clothes in the airing cupboard :)

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  81. Commented here: Bank holiday new cheaper shopping as a #MorrisonsMum

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  82. Stop filling the kettle to the brim!!

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  83. Try to do the washing up all in one go to save on hot water and take showers instead of baths

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  84. hang clothes on line outside whenever poss instead of using the dryer cause its easier. saves a fortune.

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  85. unplug all phone chargers and laptop power supplies when not in use!

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  86. When cooking veg only put in enough water to cover the veg, it will come to the boil a lot quicker

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  87. tuck curtains behind radiators when closed to avoid heat loss

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  88. Turn down your thermostat - even by 1 degree will make a great difference to your energy bills.

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  89. Pop on a jumper and turn down the heating

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  90. put on extra clothing or a snuggle blanket before resorting to putting heating on

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  91. Turn things off instead of leaving them on standby

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  92. my energy saving tip!! Don't have children. I'm forever chasing my three around the house turning things off after them! :S

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  93. Put the dishwasher and washing machine on at night!

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  94. Always turn lights off when you leave a room and always turn off appliances when you are not using them. Use your washing machine at 30 degrees ~ it's just as good and effective a clean but saves energy, and money too!

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  95. I use energy saving light bulbs in every room, turn off any electrical appliance I'm not using and only put on the heating if extra layers don't work

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  96. Extra layers in winter and lower the heating

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  97. a timer for things that arent always needed on! energy saving light bulbs and turn the thermostat down a tad will save alot in the long run :) X

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  98. Always turn plugs off at the walls!

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  99. turn lights off when not in use!!!

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  100. Turning all the plugs sockets of when not in use and also turning lights of when leaving a room no point leaving them on if no on is in the room x

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  101. Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need.

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  102. Invest in some LED bulbs when you can, they really use a lot less energy

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  103. use less water

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  104. always turn the lights off when leaving a room (unless someone else is in there of course lol)

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  105. Use energy saving bulbs

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  106. Denielle Nicol9 May 2014 at 22:25

    Only have the wayer boiler on when you know you will need it

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  107. Use the oven for a few things not just one solitary spud.
    (sam fernley)

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  108. Commented on Fun recipe : Say it with Meringue Words
    (sam fernley)

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