HOW TO SAVE POWER WHEN HEATING HOT WATER IN THE BATHROOM.

Energy Saving Tips

  • Take shorter showers to save water and power.

  • Install a AAA showerhead and save up to two thirds of hot water.

  • Set the hot water temperature between 60 – 65 degrees.

  • For children set the temperature between 50-55 degrees to prevent the children from burning themselves.

  • Fix all leaking taps.

  • By installing a solar panel you could save up to 90% of your hot water bill on a sunny day.

  • Insulate your external hot water pipes to prevent heat loss.

  • Use cold water whenever possible.

HOW TO SAVE POWER IN THE KITCHEN.
  • Microwaves cook food a lot faster than a standard oven yet using less electricity.

  • When cooking in a pot try to cook with the lid on.

  • Make sure that food is completely thawed before cooking.

  • When boiling water only use the amount required.

  • Rather than boiling water on the stove, use an electric kettle.

  • Only preheat oven when required.

  • By cooking in a pressure cooker you save half the energy of a standard oven.

  • Try not to open the oven door when cooking as it reduces the temperature each time.

HOW TO SAVE ELECTRICITY WITH YOUR DISHWASHER.
  • Fill up the dishwasher before using.

  • Turn the dishwasher off before the drying cycle commences and open the door to let the dishes air-dry.

  • Always try to use the economy cycle.

  • Rinse the dishes with cold water before loading into the dishwasher.

HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE LAUNDRY.
  • Don’t overload the machine as it uses more electricity.

  • Wash clothes in cold water when ever possible.

  • Hang clothes out-doors to dry.

  • Make sure that the lint filler is clean before using the clothes dryer.

  • Front loading washing machines are up to 15% more energy efficient than top loading machines.

  • Set the temperature on the air conditioner to around 23 degrees.

  • Keep the blinds closed to keep the sun out, especially on windows that face north.

  • Open the house to let in any cool breezes.

  • Ceiling fans are cheaper to run than air conditioners.

  • Roof insulation keeps the heat out in summer as well as keeping the heat in for the winter months.

  • Make sure that all vents are kept clean to save energy.

TIPS FOR KEEPING COOL IN SUMMER.
GENERAL TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY.
  • When buying any electrical appliances, look for the energy rating as it indicates the efficiency level of the appliance.

  • Freezers cost more to run than fridges.

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