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Savings Advices

Bath / laundry

  1. [ ] Reduce use of bathtub (use the shower instead)
  2. [ ] Reduce shower time (shorter showers, turn it off while soaping up)
  3. [ ] Reduce water flow (water-saving showerhead, combined single lever faucet)
  4. [ ] Fix leaks in faucets and toilets
  5. [ ] Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth
  6. [ ] Fill your washing machine
  7. [ ] Dry your clothes on a clothesline rather than a tumbler
  8. [ ] Use the economy program on the washing machine


K√łkken

  1. [ ] Keep the fridge at 5 degrees and the freezer at -18 degrees celcius
  2. [ ] Defrost your fridge and freezer
  3. [ ] Clean and vacuum the back of the fridge and freezer
  4. [ ] Defrost frozen foods in the fridge (instead of using hot water or a microwave)
  5. [ ] Cool heated foods before placing them in the fridge or freezer
  6. [ ] Use a pan that fits on your cooker
  7. [ ] Use lids
  8. [ ] Boil water in an electric kettle
  9. [ ] Turn off the oven if it is empty for more than 30 minutes
  10. [ ] If you are using the oven for cooking, time it so that you can bake after cooking
  11. [ ] Use a plugged sink or a dishwashing tub for dishwashing
  12. [ ] Fill the dishwashing machine completely
  13. [ ] Set the dishwashing machine at a lower temperature


Living-/Bedroom

  1. [ ] Switch to energy-saving or LED lightbulbs
  2. [ ] Turn off the lights whereever possible
  3. [ ] Air out your house by opening all the windows for a short period of time
  4. [ ] Use a timer to regulate lighting on plants, aquariums and other places where the lighting does not need to be on all the time
  5. [ ] Maintain an indoor temperature of 20 degrees, lower in the bedroom. Set the temperature to 15 when not at home
  6. [ ] Use an energy-saving power socket for multiple plugs to avoid stand-by time
  7. [ ] Unplug chargers and transformers when not in use
  8. [ ] Switch to renewable batteries in childrens toys


Created by tanja.groth. Last Modification: Friday 16 July 2010 11:13:07 CEST by tanja.groth.