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Your energy saving checklist

Use this quick and easy checklist to help reduce your energy use and save money on your utility bills.

  • Replace your old lights globes with energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) globes.
  • Switch off lights when you leave the room.
  • Use curtains and/or internal and external blinds to keep your home cool and warm as required.
  • Seal gaps under windows and doorways to prevent draughts.
  • Use carpet and/or rugs to help insulate floorboards.
  • Set your thermostat to 1820 degrees in winter and 2426 degrees in summer.
  • Hang clothes on a clothesline or airer instead of using a dryer.
  • Switch off power points and appliances when not in use.
  • Install solar or energy efficient garden lighting.

Download our home sustainability checklist (PDF, 377KB) for more ways to save energy and water around the home.

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