ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Always remember to switch off your television set on the TV itself and NOT on the remote. Do not leave your cell phone charger in the circuit if not in use. Unplug your laptop before going to bed
Replace conventional bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs were possible. Always switch off lights when they are not needed.
Use distilled water in steam irons. Do NOT iron on soaking wet clothes. Do not leave the iron on if you are not using it at that time. Iron low temperature fabrics first to reduce warm-up time.
Only boil the amount of water that you need. Keep your kettle’s element clean of chlorine build up, by boiling vinegar diluted in water atleast once a month. Use a flask to keep your water hot
A geyser accounts for up to 40% of your electricity bill. Ensure that your thermostat is set to no more than 55 Degrees Celsius. Wrapping your geyser in an insulating blanket can cut power consumption by half.
Open refrigerator/ freezer doors only when necessary. Switch off the fridge when it is empty. Let hot food cool down before placing it in the refrigerator. Leave space between items on shelves. De-ice the freezer regularly.
Electric heaters that are controlled by thermostats are more energy efficient. Oil filled heaters are the safest. Only heat rooms that are occupied.
Use a pressure cooker when preparing food that normally takes a long time to cook. Consider buying a stove with a convection oven. Don’t use a stove to light a cigarette. Never use the stove or hot plate as heaters.
Soak your clothes first. Use cold water supply. Run the machine only when there is a full load. Do not over-wash clothes. Clothes that need a light cleaning don’t need to be washed as long as dirty work clothes.