Did you know? Every degree of extra cooling may increase your energy consumption by approximately 5% to 10%. Calculate your potential savings when you set your air conditioner at a temperature that keeps you comfortable but doesn’t use unnecessary electricity.
Did you know? Using an energy efficient washing machine and selecting the cold wash option will save alot of power in the laundry your bills will be significantly lower and you'll produce less carbon pollution.
Did you know? Most homes could reduce the amount of energy they use for lighting by 50 per cent or more by making smarter lighting choices and moving to more efficient technologies.
Did you know? Using small appliances where possible will considerably reduce your energy bill. Use the microwave over a conventional oven, the toaster over the grill, the kettle over the hotplate.
Did you know? Keeping your refrigerator cool on the outside by allowing air to circulate around it and by keeping it in a cool place away from the western wall of the house, sun or other heat sources (such as the oven or cook top). Your fridge won’t have to work as hard to keep things cool.
Did you know? Don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Modern dishwashers do a superb job of cleaning even heavily soiled dishes. Scrape off food and empty liquids—the dishwasher will do the rest. If you must rinse dishes first, at least use cold water.
Did you know? Standby removing power boards are available from most electrical appliance stores. They turn off power to other appliances when you turn off your main appliance (e.g. TV). Search for “standby power board” on the internet to find further information.
TV's and Entertainment
Did you know? Using standby power will save a significant amount of energy (the appliance or transformer will be warm to the touch if using energy) –switch your entertainment appliances off at the wall when they’re not in use.
Did you know? An average household can use around a quarter of its total energy on heating water.
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