Most people are good at turning off personal equipment, but don’t forget common areas. Switch off lights, TVs, computers and air-conditioning.
Switch off extra functions and apps (eg. Bluetooth, wireless) on your computers and phones to extend your battery and computer life.
Where possible, wash clothes in cold water and sunlight dry them. These practices will not only save power, but can make your clothes last longer!
Using the right sized lids on pots and pans when cooking will keep heat contained and make cooking faster and more efficient.
Unplug or switch off electronics at the wall socket – most devices still draw up to 10% of their total energy use whilst Off or in Stand By mode, aka Vampire Power. This means TV’s, DVD players, computers and laptops, printers, kettles and toasters.