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Electrical Appliances - Energy Saving Tips

Run your dishwasher on low temperature

Run your dishwasher on low temperature

Ensure it is always full before turning it on. You may need to rinse the dishes beforehand. If your electricity is cheaper at night, try to run the appliance... read more

Ensure it is always full before turning it on. You may need to rinse the dishes beforehand. If your electricity is cheaper at night, try to run the appliance over night to save on cost. If you can, turn off the dishwasher before the drying cycle and let the dishes air dry instead. read less
Run your washing machine on a cooler cycle

Run your washing machine on a cooler cycle

Only run your washing machine with full loads to ensure fewer washes overall to reduce water and energy use. read more

Only run your washing machine with full loads to ensure fewer washes overall to reduce water and energy use. read less
Adjust your fridge/freezer temperature

Adjust your fridge/freezer temperature

Your fridge should be between 3-5 degrees and your freezer between -15 to -18 degrees. read more

Your fridge should be between 3-5 degrees and your freezer between -15 to -18 degrees. read less
Put washing out to dry.

Put washing out to dry.

Avoid the use of a dryer as they can be very expensive to run. read more

Avoid the use of a dryer as they can be very expensive to run. read less
Keep your freezer full

Keep your freezer full

It will consume less energy. You could fill it with water bottles or newspaper to achieve this. read more

It will consume less energy. You could fill it with water bottles or newspaper to achieve this. read less
Defrost your fridge and freezer

Defrost your fridge and freezer

Defrost at least every 6 months to ensure it runs efficiently. There should be less than 5mm of frost build up. read more

Defrost at least every 6 months to ensure it runs efficiently. There should be less than 5mm of frost build up. read less
Move your fridge/freezer to a cooler location

Move your fridge/freezer to a cooler location

Avoid direct sunlight or heat from your cooker. This will ensure higher efficiencies. The area should be well ventilated. Alternatively you could shade windows... read more

Avoid direct sunlight or heat from your cooker. This will ensure higher efficiencies. The area should be well ventilated. Alternatively you could shade windows to stop direct sunlight. read less
Cool hot food before placing into your fridge or freezer

Cool hot food before placing into your fridge or freezer

Otherwise your fridge or freezer has to work extra hard to cool the food down. read more

Otherwise your fridge or freezer has to work extra hard to cool the food down. read less
Turn off all appliances

Turn off all appliances

Switch them off at night or when not in use, as they can use a lot of energy on standby mode (e.g. TV, computer). read more

Switch them off at night or when not in use, as they can use a lot of energy on standby mode (e.g. TV, computer). read less
Use the energy saving mode on your computer

Use the energy saving mode on your computer

Ensure it is turned off fully overnight and when not in use. read more

Ensure it is turned off fully overnight and when not in use. read less
Turn on your electric blanket only for half hour

Turn on your electric blanket only for half hour

Do this before you go to bed and then switch off immediately when you get into bed. Don't leave it on all night! read more

Do this before you go to bed and then switch off immediately when you get into bed. Don't leave it on all night! read less