Electricity Conservation Tips

Cooling
  • Keep your thermostat set at 24 degrees celsius or higher, and on "auto”, not "on”. Each degree can mean up to 9% savings on cooling costs.
  • If your central or room air conditioner is more than 10 years      old, it could be doubling your      cooling costs.
  • Use ceiling fans to circulate air.      They use about as much                  electricity as a light bulb and can make you feel comfortable at      higher thermostat settings. Oh, and do not forget to turn fans off when you leave the room.
  • Clean or replace your air          conditioner filter monthly so your air conditioner runs efficiently.
  • Plan ahead! Schedule heat-          producing activities like laundry, ironing, and cooking at cooler times of day      when possible. 
  • Turn off lights when not needed, especially incandescent and           halogen types.
  • Be aware of temperatures! If it's cooler inside than outside, then     close all windows and drapes. If it's      cooler outside, open everything    up to ventilate and let the outside air     cool your house.
  • Use drapes, shades, awnings and reflective materials to reduce the heat entering through glass.
  • Use room exhaust fans in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom to pull hot, humid air up and out.​​
  • Apply weather stripping and caulking around all doors and windows to keep the chilled air inside your house.​​
  • Install a setback thermostat (clock thermostat) that automatically switches your air conditioner to a higher cooling setting while you are away.​​

  • Use energy saving lamps, as they consume only 20% of the amount consumed by ordinary lamps.
  • Use energy saving lamps outside      the house (on fences), and               installing timers to make sure that the lights are not on during              daytime.
  • Benefit from natural daylight and reduce the use of electrical lighting as much as possible.
  • Use the right number of lamps based on the size of the room and its requirements.
  • Use light-coloured paints for               internal walls as this helps reflect light and gives good illumination with the least number of lights. 
  • Maintain and dust lamp hangers, as this helps increase the efficiency of lighting.
  • Switch lights off in unused rooms.
  • Use sensors to control the level of lighting. This reduces consumption by about 40%.
  • Mount reflectors on compact fluorescent lamps, as these                      maximize illumination.​​


  • Buy an energy-efficient refrigerator.
  • Make sure the thermostat is not set to a low temperature as this​ leads     to higher energy consumption.
  • Place the refrigerators away from warm areas and direct sunlight.
  • Keep a distance of at least 15 cm between the refrigerator and the     wall to ventilate the compressor.
  • Don’t put hot foods directly in the refrigerator.
  • ​Set the temperature to 60-70°C.
  • Make sure the temperature control system is working properly and      that an upper safety valve exists.
  • Make sure there are no leaks in hot water pipes.
  • Disconnect the boiler in summer when it is not needed.
  • Clean the boiler’s water tank regularly to ensure high efficiency and less energy consumption.
  • It’s recommended that you use a solar water heater.​
  • ​Water coolers should be kept off during the night and whenever not required for long periods of time.​​


  • ​Use with full capacity.
  • Its recommended to use sunlight for clothes drying​.​​

  • ​A gas oven is an economical alternative to an electric oven.
  • Electric ovens consume a lot of electrical energy, more than any other electrical appliance​.​

  • Avoid using unnecessary electrical appliances during these periods.​