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Energy Savings Tips.

Energy Savings Tips.

We’ve pulled together a whole lot of tips and tricks to help keep your electricity usage and costs under control.

Save and stay on top of your energy usage by checking out the tips below.



 

Our top tips

Here are just a few of our top savings tips. Log in to My Account for even more tips! 

1. Use your washing machine efficiently

Making small changes to how you use your washing machine can mean big savings. For example, only washing full loads and using cold water can cut costs while reducing energy and water use. In most cases, washing with lower-temperature water cleans clothes just as well, and saves you money in the process. How it works >

2. Reduce your shower time

Showering accounts for a significant amount of the hot water used in an average home. If every member of your household commits to cutting shower time by just two minutes, your hot water costs could decrease. How it works >

3. Reduce standby power

Leaving whiteware, computers, TVs, and other electronics in standby mode means they continue to draw power even when they're not in use, adding to your electricity bill. Avoid paying for this wasted energy by switching devices off at the wall when they're not being used. How it works >

4. Cook efficiently

Cook big batches of food and freeze the leftovers. When using your cooktop or oven, double your recipes to make cooking more energy efficient. Just remember to let leftovers cool before freezing. Placing warm foods in your freezer will make it work harder and use more energy. How it works >

5. Choose a laptop over a desktop computer

Laptops are built not only for portability, but also for energy efficiency. They require less electricity to run and spend more time in low-power modes than desktops, making them more efficient. How it works >

6. Set fridges and freezers to the right temperature

In most households, the fridge is on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This means that it typically uses more electricity than any other whiteware appliance. You can reduce its annual running costs by making sure your fridge's temperature is not too cold. How it works >

7. Power down your computer

Leaving your computer on all the time wastes a lot of electricity. Most computers have pre-programmed options — such as 'sleep' or 'hibernate' modes — that save energy when the computer is idle, but you may need to activate these settings yourself. Using these settings when your computer is idle and turning it off completely at night can cut your computer's energy use. How it works >

8. Switch to energy-saving light bulbs

Energy-efficient light bulbs, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), can use much less energy than traditional bulbs and last much longer. While more expensive to buy, these little beauties can pay for themselves in energy savings in just a few years. You can find energy-saving bulbs at DIY stores, supermarkets, and specialty lighting shops. How it works >

9. Turn off lights when they're not being used

Turning lights off when you're not in the room is an easy way to help reduce electricity costs. How it works >

10. Reduce hot water use when washing up

Washing the dishes can use a lot of energy and water, whether you use a dishwasher or wash up by hand. Taking a few simple steps can help you reduce your hot water costs. How it works >

Summer <br>tips.

Summer
tips.

Yes, you can save
on your power bill
even in summer!

Winter <br>tips.

Winter
tips.

Avoid high bill shock
and take control of
your winter power usage