Top Tips for Saving Energy


Top Tips for Saving Energy

eco-lightbulb-smallHave the dishwasher/washing machine/dryer finished by 8am or start after 9 p.m. to avoid peak use
eco-lightbulb-smallTurn off all sockets and avoid leaving things on standby, such as t.v., dvd, pc/laptop
eco-lightbulb-smallTurn off phone chargers when your phone is charged
eco-lightbulb-smallSwitch off lights not in use
eco-lightbulb-smallUse kettle/hairdryer less often.  If boiling the kettle, only boil as much as you need.
eco-lightbulb-smallDon’t stay as long in the shower.  I sometimes set my mobile phone alarm to remind me to finish after 3 minutes.
eco-lightbulb-smallTurn off outside door light when not needed.
eco-lightbulb-smallOnly boil the kettle for as much water as you need
eco-lightbulb-smallIf using the oven, try to bake/cook a few things at once
eco-lightbulb-smallUse hoover less often
eco-lightbulb-smallUse dryer balls in tumble dryer (or hang clothes outside to dry!)
eco-lightbulb-smallHoover under the fridge and around condenser coils as a build up of dust can increase electricity use
eco-lightbulb-smallDefrost freezer every so often
eco-lightbulb-smallAvoid putting hot food straight into the fridge.
eco-lightbulb-smallDe-scale kettle regularly (can use white vinegar to do this)

These tips came from a selection of parents!  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.