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Power Saving tips


Small changes to the way you use electricity can make a big difference. By following our simple power saving tips you’ll reduce the size of your electricity bill.
Lighting: Lights consume approximately 10% of a households energy. You can save up to 75% of that energy by using compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs). Remember to turn off your lights when you leave a room. This is a simple, effective and really easy way to saving money on your electricity bills.

TV: When your television is left in standby mode it can use as much as half the electricity as when it is switched on. So make sure to switch off your TV when you’re not using it. If you leave any electrical equipment in standby mode you are in effect paying money to do so. Walk around your house and when you see the little red button, unplug it to save money on your electricity bills.

Freezer: Letting frost build up in your freezer increases energy consumption so remember to defrost and clean the inside of your freezer every six months.

Washing machine
Washing machine: Always use a full load of clothes because 90% of the energy consumption of a washing machine is used for heating the water. By using a full load you’ll make the most of the water you heat. You should also select the lowest water temperature required for your wash.

Oven: Every time you open the door of a heated oven to check on your cooking you’ll lose 20% of the accumulated heat. So only do so when you have to. Heating an oven consumes a large amount of electricity so use it sparingly and where possible use it for more than just one item. When reheating food, always use a microwave because it uses less electricity and is therefore cheaper than using an oven.

Kettle: We all love a cuppa. But only boil what you need. Fill your favourite cup with water and pour it into the kettle. Use a permanent marker on the outside to show the amount you need to fill.