Energy Saving Tips in houses can help you save energy. You can use less power by using appliances more efficiently.
There are also ways you can make better use of energy, for example through investing in sustainable appliances. If you want to have a more energy efficent house the CAfE smart tips for sustainable home living are: http://www.cafe.gen.nz/Sustainability-tips-home.
If you want to save power here are some energy saving tips:
1. Turn lights off when your leave the room.
2. Ensure your water cylinder is wrapped and/or insulated and that it's adjusted to 55 degrees.
3. Wear warm clothing and keep active rather than heating all rooms. Check the temperature your heat pump is set at, and consider lowering it.
4. Fix leaking taps promptly.
5. Where possible have shorter showers, and if possible adjust the flow on your shower.*
6. Keep doors (and windows) closed in rooms you're heating, use draught restrictors, such as door rolls.
7. Use energy efficient lightbulbs. They use about 25% of normal bulbs and last 10 times longer.
8. Only use clothes driers when you have too and make sure the drier is full.
9. When using your oven cook two meals at the same time, also use as few elements on your stove top as you can.
10. Switch appliances off when not in use. Now switch them off at the wall. The amount of power used by appliances on standby can be significant, depending on the appliance.
Also check our sustainability tips: http://www.cafe.gen.nz/Sustainability-tips-home and tips for and energy efficient house: http://www.cafe.gen.nz/energy-efficient-house
* To measure water flow put a bucket under the shower for 15 seconds. Multiply the volume by four to work out how many litres you are using every minute. To reduce the volume, either use your shower settings or replace the shower rose, or get a plumber to put in a flow restrictor.