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Whether it's life, home, or work, small changes = big impact when it comes to your energy use. You can still cook up a storm, binge your favourite TV show and stay toasty warm while keeping on top of your bill.
You've got this—check out our tips on how to get the most out of your electricity usage below.
The typical power use of a slow cooker is only 230 watts, whereas a cooktop can use up to 2,200 watts and an oven approximately 1,900 watts.
Cook fewer times a week by meal prepping. Double your recipes and use your appliances less to save energy and time, popping leftovers in the freezer!
Tone down on hot water if you’re hand washing. If you’re a dishwasher person, try to only run full loads and use the ‘eco’ setting on your appliance.
Make sure your fridge is set at the right temperature. Your fridge should be between 3°C and 4°C, and your freezer between -15°C and -18°C.
A home without curtains can lose up to 31% of heat through its windows! Invest in quality curtains, thermal if possible, to retain heat in your home.
Make use of the timer settings on your heat pump to use less energy. Keeping it automated means you’ll never have to worry about forgetting to turn it off!
Opting for a weighted blanket or even layering blankets can reduce the need for an electric blanket on those cold winter nights, saving you energy.
Keep the cold air out by blocking chimneys and gaps under windows and doors. Also close your curtains just before dark to retain the heat.
Make the switch to energy-efficient light bulbs, such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to save energy over time.
Turn appliances and lights off fully at the wall. The little red light doesn’t mean that a device is turned off; in most cases it’s in standby mode!
Switch your hot water off if you’re away for 2 weeks or more. Constantly heating water can waste a lot of energy, especially if you’re not using it.
Turn your phone and laptop chargers off when your batteries are full. Charge before bed so you’re not leaving accessories plugged in all night!
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