3 Simple Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency
Here are some tips to consider to improve energy efficiency at home.
Unplug electronics when not in use
- Unplug chargers of devices like mobile phones and tablets when not in use.
- Unplug rarely used appliances.
- Turn off power strips when not in use. Even standby mode uses energy.
Adjust the temperature
- Set your hot water heater between 43 °C to 49 °C.
- Set your thermostat lower during winter and higher in the summer. The lower temperature at night.
- Keep your curtains open to let natural sunlight in during winter, and close curtains in the summer.
Apply energy efficiency on appliances
- Run washing machine and dishwasher in full load.
- Clean the dryer filter.
- Keep the refrigerator door closed as often as possible. Check door’s seal to ensure it is tightly sealed and secured. The fridge shouldn’t be set any lower than 5ºC and -18ºC for freezers.
- Avoid pre-heating or opening the oven door unless necessary.
- Invest in Energy Star Label appliances.
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