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What Is Energy Efficiency? - 02nd November 2014

What is energy efficiency?   The best way to understand this idea is through examples as examples,   When you replace a single pane window in your house with an energy-efficient one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your furnace or electric heater less while still staying comfortable. In the summer, efficient windows keep the heat out, so the air conditioner does not run as often and you save electricity.  

Appliances That Use Electricity When You Think They Are Off. - 30th September 2014

Appliances that use electricity when you think they are off.     This is called standby electricity. Most appliances that you can switch on with a remote control keep using electricity, slowly but steadily, often without you realising it.   Overnight, microwaves, TVs and DVD players continuously consume electricity. If your appliances' lights and clocks are on, they're using electricity.   Turning off appliances at the wall when you'

Cut The Cost Of Using Appliances - 29th July 2014

Cut the cost of using appliances   Appliances left on when you don't use them waste electricity - a few new habits can help trim this:   Appliances that use standby power can account for 7% of your power bill. Major culprits are home entertainment appliances, like TVs, stereos and DVD players Plug them all into a multiplug board so they can all be turned off properly with one easy flick of the switch. If you have a heated towel rail, only use it when need

How To Encourage Your Staff To Save Power - 28th July 2014

  Saving power in the office   One of the main roadblocks in the environmental movement is that it is still largely seen as an individual choice – people make decisions in a vacuum that they hope will have an impact, sometimes imagining that others around the world are also working on their own towards saving energy, thus enlarging their collective impact. But we need to do more than hope that everyone else is trying to reduce their energy footprint – we have