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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 2-3 years.

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 - reduce this by sourcing food from a local farmers’ market and also help the local economy.

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