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energy-saving

Lighting

  1. Turn off lights in unoccupied areas to save energy.
  2. Use efficient lights (LED) for indoor & outdoor lighting because of their longer lifespan and higher-efficiency compared to equivalent conventional lights.
  3. Clean your light bulbs regularly, as dirt limits the diffusion of light and decreases illumination.
  4. Turn off unnecessary lights and use natural lighting as much as you can in places that are not exposed directly to sunlight during summer.
  5. Use timers or motion-detectors to control the light’s operation, wherever applicable.
  6.  Install dimmers to control the brightness of lights and reduce energy consumption.

Cooling

  1. Keep your thermostat set at 24°C, or higher. Each degree increase in set point temperature can save up to 5% on AC consumption.
  2. The optimal lifetime of an AC is ten years. If yours are older, consider replacing them with new energy-efficient ACs. This will help you save up to 25% of cooling consumption.
  3. Use fans to circulate air. They use about as much electricity as a light bulb and can make you feel comfortable at higher thermostat settings, and do not forget to turn fans off when you leave the room.
  4. Clogged or dirty AC filters can block the normal airflow and reduce the system’s efficiency significantly. It is recommended to clean your AC filters periodically or at least once a month during summer.
  5. During the winter season, utilize the pleasant weather and low temperature to cool & ventilate your home instead of ACs to conserve electrical energy.
  6. During the summer season, use curtains, drapes, shades, awnings and reflective materials to reduce the heat entering through your glass or windows.
  7. Use a programmable thermostat (Smart Thermostat) to better control the room temperature and AC operation duration. This will in turn reduce AC consumption.

Home Appliances

Cooking

  1. A microwave consumes less energy than an oven.
  2. Use flat-bottom pans for best contact with the heat, with tight-fitting lids to keep the steam in the container.
  3. Pressure cookers use lesser energy than ordinary pots and pans.

Water Heaters and Water Coolers

  1. Switch off electrical water heaters during summer and water coolers during winter, this can save up to 50% on your water heating and cooling energy consumption.
  2. When purchasing a new water heater, it is advisable to purchase solar water heaters if possible, or electrical water heater with top rating.

Refrigerators

  1. Set the fridge temperature to 4°C or to the manufacturer’s recommendation to avoid excessive cooling and wasting energy.
  2. Check your refrigerator door gasket periodically for signs of deterioration.
  3. Allow hot food to cool down before placing in your refrigerator.
  4. Keep your fridge away from the oven, dishwasher, dryer and direct sunlight to avoid overworking.
  5. When purchasing a new fridge, consider purchasing one with a high energy efficiency rating .

Dishwashers

  1. Only run your dishwasher when it is full to make the best use of water, energy and detergent.
  2. When purchasing a new dish washer, consider purchasing one with a high energy efficiency rating.

Washing Machines

  1. Wait till you have a full load of laundry before running the machine to save both water and energy. If you can’t wait for a full load, use the right water level to match the size of the load.
  2. When purchasing a new washing machine, consider purchasing one with a high energy efficiency rating.
  3. Reducing the temperature at which your washing machine operates is an easy way to save electricity. You don’t always need to wash your clothes on higher temperature settings.
  4. Dryers consume a lot of electricity. Take advantage of the sunshine and hang your clothes to dry.