Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

To see where your primary energy costs derive from, use our energy calculator. This may inform you what types of actions you can take to save energy.

During the day, keeping your blinds or curtains open allows natural light to enter, reducing the need for having lights turned on.

Only run your dishwasher when it is full. 

When doing laundry, try not to over wash the clothes and rinse them in cold water. 

Turn off any lights that you do not need on. 

Turn off any electronic equipment, such as your computer, when you are not using it.

Try using compact fluorescent lighting where ever possible.  Compact fluorescent bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs.  While they may cost 20 times as much to purchase, they last 10 times as long and more than pay for themselves in energy savings.

Consider replacing older appliances with newer, more efficient ones.

Give your dryer a break and try hanging your clothes to dry

When it is cooler in the mornings or evenings try opening up windows to cool your home down instead of turning on an air conditioner.

Shelter sun-exposed windows with awnings and shrubbery to reduce the need for an air conditioner.

Consider shutting off some appliances when you are on holidays.

Ceiling and floor fans are a great investment. They circulate the air to cool the room and cost pennies per hour to operate.

Why heat up your home by using the stove - go outside and use your barbeque or fire pit!