Tips for Energy Conservation
Turn off appliances when they are not in use. Do not leave them on standby. Standby can use up to 20% on some inefficient appliances.
Buy A rated appliances for your Home. This can be a huge saving of €150 annually on your electricity bill.
Turn down your heating – by even 1 degree Celsius and it will save you up to €150 per year of your money. A 10% saving.
Buy energy efficient light bulbs (CFLs) instead of traditional bulbs – they use 1/5th energy and last up to 10 times as long. They will pay for themselves in under a year and from then on they are saving you on your electricity bill.
Attic Insulate – insulating your attic will keep the heat in your home for longer and pay for itself in 2-
Fit a Lagging Jacket – lagging your hot water tank will keep the water hotter for longer and will have paid for itself in a few months.
Don’t overfill your kettle – boil only as much water as you need.
Walk or cycle to work instead of driving – it costs nothing and it’s healthy for you.
Use the clothesline when possible – Tumble dryers use a lot of energy.
Buy Local Produce – A considerable amount of energy is consumed transporting produce around the globe -
Tips adapted from http://www.savingenergy.ie/go-