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Energy saving tips

April 25th, 2006 at 02:00 am

I found some energy saving tips. I really should put them into use.

Turning your thermostat down by 1C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 per cent and save you around 30 per year.
Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat shouldn't need to be set higher than 60C/140F.
Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows.
Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Don't leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave appliances on charge unnecessarily.
If you're not filling up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half-load or economy programme.
Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle).
A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off!
Replace your light bulbs with energy saving recommended ones: just one can reduce your lighting costs by up to 78 over the lifetime of the bulb - and they last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs.

1 Responses to “Energy saving tips”

  1. Somerlyn Says:

    On my day off I'm going to check how many unused things are plugged in. I know I have a clock up in the spare room running, who looks at that? I do know most of my stuff is behind big furniture so hard to unplug and plug back in. My computer for instance. When not in use to unplug it? Move the desk(very heavy) and squeeze behind and unplug. I'll think of a better way to plug this stuff.

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