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Is your home energy efficient?

We live in a world where many of us are happy to take greater personal responsibility for conserving natural resources and minimising our impact on the environment.

By making your energy consumption as efficient as possible in your own home, you can save on energy bills, and help the environment at the same time. It also puts you in a mindset to act with energy efficiency in the workplace and other situations.

Below are some simple measures you can start using in your day-to-day life. The end aim is that they'll become regular habits.

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Rationalise kitchen appliances

We've become so used to having an appliance for every possible culinary adventure, that we've created a room that drains endless amounts of energy.

A half-filled dishwasher needs the same amount of energy to run as a full load, so wait until it's full. Do you really need a second fridge for beer?

Washing and Drying

Wash in cold water as much as possible. Choose a front load washer over a top load; they're far more energy efficient and use a lot less water.

Heating and Cooling

Close curtains over large glass areas at night to prevent the loss of the heat that's built up over the day.

At the same time, keep doors closed to rooms that you aren't walking through often to minimise heating and cooling transfer.


Make the most of natural light. It's an old adage, but turn the lights out in a room, every time you leave it empty.

Hot water

If you fit a AAA-rated low flow showerhead, you could save a significant amount off your energy bill each year.

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