Tips to save power at your home

That's good news for the environment as well as for your pocket.

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  • Defrost your freezer - it will run more efficiently.
  • Fix dripping taps.
  • Turn your appliances off at the wall when not in use.
  • Turn your lights down to the low setting, or turn them off altogether.
  • For Electric Hot Water cylinders, the Ministry of Health recommend a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius or higher to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria.

These things can make a big difference, for no cost

  • Use natural warmth from the sun as much as possible to dry clothes instead of the dryer. SAVE $40* every year.
  • Washing powders are so effective in cold water these days, there's really no need to do hot washes. SAVE $60* each year.
  • Got a beer fridge? If you only turn it on at the weekend and keep it switched off during the week, you'll SAVE $100* every year.
  • For Electric Hot Water cylinders, the Ministry of Health recommend a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius or higher to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria. Every 10 degrees C higher than that, and you're spending a hefty 10% more than you need to. SAVE $30* every year.
  • Like your towels warm and dry? Your heated towel rail can do the job in just a couple of hours - then flick it off and you'll SAVE $100* each year.
  • Phase out standby mode altogether. On TVs, stereos and electronic equipment. Washing machines, dryers, and phone chargers can drain unnecessary energy. Switch everything off at the wall and you'll SAVE $75* a year.
  • By limiting your showers to 5 minutes you could SAVE $100* per year.

Affordable power saving options

For more information, please visit energywise.govt.nz

  • LEDs - Very efficient and very long life: use up to 85% less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs and can last more than 15 times longer.
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - Cost less to buy than LEDs. Efficient and long life: use up to 80% less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last more than 6 times longer.
  • New generation halogen globes - Best for lights where an almost identical look of standard incandescent bulbs is more important to you than efficiency. Use up to 30% less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs, but use 3 to 5 times more than LEDs or CFLs of similar brightness.

Energy efficiency tips approved by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

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