Saving Energy at Home
Saving energy saves money and helps the environment. The first step in saving energy is to
understand where you use your energy at home. The best way to do this is to record and monitor
your energy bills.
Heating in Winter
- Close doors in your home to separate heated from unheated rooms.
- Heat your rooms to less than 21oC. Every 1 oC increase in temperature,
increases your heating bill by around 15%.
- Turn off your heating overnight and when you are out during the
- If you have gas heaters, turn-off heater pilot lights during the
- Try to use a portable heater instead of central heating, if only
one room needs heating.
- When your family is buying a heater, choose heaters with thermostat
controls and timers.
- When your family is buying a heater, choose one with a four or
five star energy efficiency rating.
- Keep your heaters clean and regularly serviced.
- Remember to close windows and doors and shut curtains, drapes and
blinds when you are heating a room.
- Use a ceiling fan if you have one, to move the warm air around.