Energy Saving Tips

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Energy Saving Tips

Investing in small everyday changes to improve energy efficiency, may result in a good rate of return specifically through energy savings. Below are a number of saving tips that can easily be implemented without much or any investment cost. These tips, if taken into consideration may result in significant savings on your electricity bill.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_separator border_width=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Avoid keeping the lights on unnecessary – save energy by switching off the lights every time you leave the room.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3751″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Roof insulation is beneficial throughout the whole year; it enables the home to remain cooler in summer and warmer in winter.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3754″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Use external shading and when possible keep blinds/ curtains closes, especially during the heat of the day. This will reduce your cooling load.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3753″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_separator border_width=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]If you’re considering changing the light fittings, it should be noted that incandescent and halogen lighting are the least efficient, thus should be replaced first.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3752″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Save energy by keeping a constant temperature while baking in an oven. As much as possible, resist the urge to open the oven door unnecessarily.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3755″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]When purchasing new products, compare energy labels to understand which is the most energy efficient. You can do so by opting for products which rank in the green band of the energy scale.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3756″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_separator border_width=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Avoid leaving the fridge door open for too long, and when closing it, make sure that the door it is tightly shut.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3758″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]On days with good weather, avoid using a tumble dryer and opt for an open air drying option for your clothes.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3762″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Save energy by running your dishwasher when at full capacity, and when possible try to opt for an eco-cycle.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3760″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_separator border_width=”2″][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Most of the energy used during clothes washing is that for water heating. Run your washing machine on a lower temperature setting and save on your energy costs. If not particularly dirty, wash your clothes at 30°C.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_single_image image=”3761″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Boil only the amount of water needed; boiling more water will take a longer time and will of course use more energy, which will be wasted as that water will not be used.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_single_image image=”3757″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Television sets are one of those appliances often left on standby, still consuming energy even though switched off. Therefore, make sure to switch off your TV from its power switch.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_single_image image=”3764″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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