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Green tips from DEWA

2015-08-18 14:37:30

Lighting Tips

1) Turn off lights that are not needed.

2) Benefit from natural daylight

as much as possible.

3) Use induction lamps, LED and T5 fluorescent because of their longer lifespan and higher-efficiency

4) Clean your light bulbs regularly, since dirt dims their shine.

5) Use timers or motion-detectors with lamps where applicable.

Cooling Tips

1) Keep your room temperature set at 25.5 degree Celsius or higher, and on ‘auto,’ not ‘on.’ Each degree can mean up to nine percent savings on cooling costs.

2) Use ceiling fans to circulate air. They use about as much el ectricity as a light bulb and c an make you feel comfortable at higher thermostat settings. Do not f orget to turn fans off when you leave the room.

3) Clean or replace your air conditioner filter monthly so your air conditioner runs efficiently.

4) Use drapes, shades, awnings and reflective materials to reduce the heat entering through glass.

5) Use room exhaust fans in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom to pull hot, humid air up and out.

Bathroom savings

1) Toilets can account for almost 30 percent of all indoor wat er use, more than any other fixtur e or appliance.

Replace an old t oilet with a new model to save 29,902 – 82,135 litres of water per year, cutting both your water and wastewater bills.

2) Install an ultra low-flow toilet that requires only six litres per flush.

3) Check toilets periodically for leaks and repair them promptly.

Irrigation Tips

1) Water your garden before 8am or after 6pm and avoid watering on windy days.

2) Water in several short sessions rather than one long one. 3) Only water when your lawn is thirsty. Over watering promotes shallow root growth making your lawn less hardy.

4) Adjust the timer on aut omatic sprinklers according to seasonal water demands.

5) Install a drip irrigation system for watering gardens, trees and shrubs. Drip irrigation provides a slow, steady trickle of water to plants at their roots through a network of hidden pipes and hoses.