Home & Office

LIGHTING

  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) can save up to 80% of your electricity consumption
  • Employ timers, photo switches or sensors to switch on/off lights automatically.
  • Where possible use LED lights.

REFRIGERATOR

  • Choose the right capacity to suit your needs.
  • Look for energy label and check Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) value.
  • Never block air flow behind the refrigerator.
  • Keep away from heat source (oven, direct sunlight).
  • Check the door gasket is in good condition

AIR CONDITIONING

  • Choose the correct size air conditioner based on the room size.
  • Air conditioners with 5 star rating despite their higher initial cost will save you more money in the long run.
  • Setting air conditioner temperature at 24-26°C should keep everyone comfortable in the office.
  • Clean your air filter regularly.

WASHING MACHINE

  • Select a washing machine that is the right size and has the appropriate features to suit your family’s needs.
  • Washing machines use relatively the same amount of energy regardless of the size of the laundry load. Run full loads whenever possible.
  • Do not overload the washing machine.
  • Avoid using the pre-wash programme.
  • Use optimum temperature setting. Avoid hot washing cycle, if possible.

IRON

  • Steam iron consumes more energy than dry iron.
  • A lighter iron will heat up quicker and uses less energy while a heavy iron takes a long time to heat up before it can be used.
  • Iron large batches of clothing at the same time to avoid wasting energy in reheating. Remember an iron takes energy to heat up and this energy is wasted if the iron is used for frequent ironing of a few items at a time.

ELECTRIC KETTLE

  • The heating element must be regularly cleaned to reduce electricity
  • Only fill the kettle and boil with amount of water you need.

WATER HEATER

  • Choose an instant water heater because it consumes less energy than storage water heater.
  • Install a quality, low flow showerhead.
  • Encourage quick showers instead of baths.

HOME ENTERTAINMENT

  • Equipment graded under “Energy Star” or similar standards is efficient and should be selected where available.
  • Keep the lights low when watching television or video.
  • Switch off the television, radio, etc when not in use.
  • Avoid leaving the equipment on standby or left connected to the electricity supply e.g. on standby mode.

COMPUTER

  • Switch off computer when not in use and avoid putting it in standby or screensaver mode.
  • Purchase a computer that has an energy star label. The bigger the number of stars, the more efficient is the computer with regard to energy consumption.
  • Flat screen monitors are far more efficient than conventional types (using cathode ray tubes).
  • Lap-top, or note-book computers, consume much less energy (less than 30%) of desk top PCs.