How To Save Energy In Your House

Washing clothes

Simply run the washing machine or dryer on full load. Use cold water to wash clothes and twist them thoroughly before drying.

 

Drying clothes

Use a clothesline instead of a dryer where possible. Simply use a dryer with a complete load and if clothes are wrung nicely first. Clothes should never be put in the dryer dripping wet. Keep the lint filter clean.

 

The bath

Use water wisely

Set the hot water temperature to 50 degrees Celsius. Installing water-saving showerheads in your house will lessen the amount of hot water and energy used. Shorten showers to less than five minutes.

 

Switch appliances off

Switch off appliances such as hairdryers, electric toothbrushes and radios in the wall.

 

Outside

Use timers and sensors

Use programmable timers and sensors to light outside places.

 

Use solar energy

Consider using outdoor solar lights for your backyard or outside locations.

 

Separate your lighting

Separate the lights so that you can select which areas to light.

 

Heating and cooling

Lower Your need for heating and cooling apparatus

Close the doors to unused rooms to decrease the area you will need to heat or cool.

 

Keep drapes and outside window shades closed to decrease the quantity of energy required to maintain a consistent temperature inside.

 

Instead of heating your bedroom, add another blanket to your bed or use an electric blanket, wheat bag or hot water bottle.

 

Look after your heating and cooling systems

Clean your air conditioner or cooler so that it will not use as much energy to operate. Switch off your heating or cooling overnight and when you are not home.  This is one of the biggest factors to a high electricity bill, according to Iselect.