In every home there are many simple
and easy ways to save energy. Saving
energy can help reduce your household
costs and help you make a difference to
1. General house tips
Check for and repair any holes in your ceiling, floor, windows,
walls, roof, pipes and plumbing. These can release cool or
warm air which increases your energy usage especially when
you are trying to keep your house cool in the summer and
warm in the winter.
Block off the chimney when not in use as this will allow hot air
to enter the house during summer
Repair dripping faucets.
Turn off appliances at the power points when not in use. E.g.
Install a Pre-Paid Electricity meter. You can control how much
2. Heating and cooling
Install ceiling and wall insulation as this can be an efficient
way to get the most out of your heating and cooling
Install exterior blinds to reduce heat gain in the house.
Close windows when heating or cooling.
Use reverse angle ceiling fans to force hot air down to floor
Reduce your heating/cooling thermostats.
Use heavy drapes in front of windows to retain heat.