Environmental Tip of the Week. Week 8

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Posted by ecanning | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 22, 2014

Energy Saving Tips

 

There are some simple ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced, that can help to save money on your energy bills.

Tip 1: At the end of each day, check that your PCs, printers, photocopiers and other stand-by appliances are turned off at the wall.

 

Tip 2: Keep your doors closed whenever possible. This will help to prevent cool or warm air from escaping.

Tip 3: Don’t overheat or overcool. In winter, set your thermostat to 18°C–20°C and in summer set it to 24°C–27°C.

Tip 4: Remember to turn the lights off when you leave a room. If it’s bright outside, think about whether you need the lights on at all.

Tip 5: Check that none of your taps are dripping. If they are, get them fixed to save water and energy. Hot water uses a large amount of energy to heat it.

Tip 6: Set up a recycling station. If you have one already, look at new things you could recycle. Recycling paper, aluminium cans and plastic bottles saves on the raw materials and energy needed to make new paper, cans and bottles.

Tip 7: Walk, ride or catch a bus to school if you can. This reduces the carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.

Tip 8: Check appliances such as computers, fridges and kitchen appliances, to see how they measure up in terms of energy efficiency. Compare annual consumption readings to see how efficient they are.

Adapted from: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/infrastructure/pages/sustainabilityenergy.aspx

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