Tips on Energy Conservation

This section provides some simple tips on being more energy efficient so that you can save money on your electricity bills.

Any appliance that is used to produce heat in any ways such as Kettle, cookers, water heaters and others can become more efficient if gas is used instead of electricity.

  • Look for Energy Efficiency Labels that guarantee efficient consumption.
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of appliances improves efficiency
  • Always unplug electronics and switch off devices to avoid “vampire” stand-by loads
  • Seal air leak s where plumbing, ducting or electrical wiring passes through exterior walls
  • Repair any leakage in the faucet or ducts

Refrigerators – Freezers:

  • Maintain recommended temperature for the fresh food and freezer compartments
  • Make sure the doors seals are air tight and avoid frequent opening and closing
  • Cover vessels and wrap food/vegetables that are stored in the refrigerator
  • Defrost regularly


  • Use less water and cool water to wash whenever possible
  • Use the washing machine in full loads. In case of reduced load, do not forget to change the setting.
  • Clean regularly
  • Do not over dry clothes
  • Wash heavy materials like towels, bed sheets separately from normal clothes
  • Use appropriate detergents depending on the machine you have

Air Conditioners:

  • Give preference to Inverter type air conditioners
  • Check for how much electricity in Kilowatt-hours (KWh), a particular model uses per year and the smaller the number the lesser will be the electricity consumption.
  • Proper insulation of the doors and windows will improve efficiency

Computers and other Electronic devices:

  • Turn off monitor if it is not going to be used for more than 20 minutes
  • Switch off devices like Printers, speakers, camera when not in use.
  • Use Sleep mode if laptop is used
  • Avoid screen savers
  • Use power management features to control energy usage


The folllowing websites have many more energy-saving ideas: