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Electricity Saving Tips

Lighting

  • Turn the lights off when leaving a room.
  • Use "task" lighting rather than whole room lighting when a small amount of light is required.
  • Regularly clean light fittings, reflectors and lampshades.

Timers

Use the timer on your immersion heater. This should supply you with enough hot water as and when you need it.

Electric Shower

Take a shower rather than a bath. A typical shower uses only one fifth of the energy of a full bath.

  • Configure your computer to "energy saving" mode in which it will automatically change to the state of low consumption.
  • Switching off the screen can save even more than just letting the screen saver run.
  • Turning your computer off at night instead of leaving it on will save on average 25% of its annual energy bill. Remember you should turn off your computer whenever you are not going to use it for more than an hour.

Television

A television in standby mode can use up to as much as half the electricity as when it is switched on.

Microwaves

In a microwave oven, arrange unevenly shaped items with the thickest portion to the outside. Stir or turn the food over to speed up cooking time. Remember a microwave is more efficient than a cooker for reheating food.

Electric Ovens

  • The oven is expensive to use - try to use it as sparingly and efficiently as possible. Where possible use it for more than just one item and remember you can cook at a higher temperature at the top of the oven, and simultaneously at a lower temperature at the bottom.
  • Do not open the over door to check cooking - every time you do so you lose 20% of the accumulated heat.

Toasters & Kettles

  • The toaster is more energy efficient than the grill for toasting bread.
  • When making tea or coffee, boil only the amount of water required (but make sure the heating elements of electric kettles are covered!).

Washing Machines

The washing cycle selected on a washing machine should have the lowest water temperature required for the items being washed. A full load of washing is more energy efficient that two half loads. Use a cold rinse for your clothes.

Dishwashers

Stop the dishwasher before the drying cycle and open the door to let the dishes air dry and always use the economy button where possible.

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