1 Turn Off Your Lights
A simple habit to remember and one which can save you a fortune. Turing off the lights when you leave a room and when you go out makes financial sense, and should appeal to your common sense too.
2 Stop Your Dishwasher Drying Your Dishes
Turn off the dish drying function of your dishwasher cycle and boost your savings account by letting your dishes dry naturally.
3 Using Table Lamps
Table lamps will light just the space you are using, making them a much more efficient option than turning on all the numerous and larger overhead lights.
4 Shut Off Mains Power
If you are willing to reprogram your alarm clocks and recorders when you return, turning off your mains power when you leave the house can save you a lot of cents when you add up the power used when appliances are on standby.
5 Only Use Lights When Needed
Get out of the habit of turning lights on whenever you enter a room. Often by simply opening a curtain you’ll have enough light for general tasks during the day.
6 Turn Lights Off When You Leave a Room
A habit which is going to save you money on your electricity bill when you do it regularly – plus there is no substance to the myth that turning lights off and on uses more power than leaving them running, so no matter how long you’re leaving a room for, turn off the light.
7 Free Cooling Passages
The air comes into your fridge and freezer through a vent on the inside so make sure you don’t place food or items in front of that vent, as the appliance will have to work harder.
8 Use Task Lighting
If you’re working on the computer or reading a book, use lighting which will light up just the space you need. This is especially important if you are at your desk where your computer, monitor, printer and office equipment is already powered up.
9 Hand Wash Single Dishes
If you have a full load then your dishwasher is more water and energy efficient, but if not, wash the few plates or mugs by hand.
10 Untangle Your Drying
If you separate your washing before putting it in the dryer the dryer will be much more efficient.