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How can I save power during winter?

No cost

  • Set your heater or thermostat to between 18 and 20 degrees, as every degree warmer can increase your running costs by up to 10%
  • When the temperature starts to drop, grab a jumper, some woolly socks or a blanket, instead of reaching for the heater or turning on your electric blanket
  • Hang clothes on a clothesline on sunny winter days, or a clothes rack under shelter on rainy days
  • Adjust your storage hot water system from 80°C to 60°C
  • Close your curtains at night to trap the heat inside and check there are no drafts entering under doors or through cracks
  • When you have the heater on, keep the doors shut and windows closed so the warmth stays in the room

Low cost

  • Even a small 1200W bar heater can chew through a dollar every four hours. Reduce the heat loss from the room by using a more efficient product, like a high-star rated reverse-cycle air-conditioner or an oil heater with a thermostat that turns off the heating once a set temperature is reached
  • An uninsulated ceiling means you could be losing up to 45% of your heating through the roof

For more tips and to create your personal energy saving plan visit Synergy.