Energy Saving Tips

1. Reduce heater's room temperature For each extra degree (Celsius) of temperature, your heater will consume 7 to 11% more energy. Adjust it to 18degrees which is also better for your health. 2. Install a programmable thermostat You will be able to control the heater's temperature during specific hours every day. 3. Insulate your house Loss of heat is loss of energy. 4. Fix air leaks 5. Close the chimney of the fireplace when you don't use it It is designed to drive smoke (hot air) out of the house! 6. Get an energy audit to advice you about the necessary fixes and insulation 7. Install energy efficient windows 8. Install storm windows In cold climates they may save up to 50% of energy loss of your current windows during the winter. 9. Shade the windows properly A tent outside the window will prevent more solar energy to enter the house that a curtain. 10.Plant deciduous trees to shade your house. During the winter they will loose their leaves and allow sunlight penetrate the house. 11.Mount aluminum sheets behind your space heaters It will reflect the thermal energy in the room, not on the wall. 12.Put the refrigerator far from any heat sources 13.Don't overload the fridge 14.Don't put hot food in the fridge. It will drain energy for no reason. Leave it out until it gets to the room temperature before putting it in the fridge. 15.Tidy up your fridge Firstly, you will need less time with the door open until you find what you need. Secondly, the frost will be distributed better. 16.Keep your fridge clean You can save up to 30% of loss of energy by cleaning the dust from the back of your refrigerator. Also, clean it from the ice which reduces its performance. 17.Switch off the lights where you don't need them 18.Use CFLs Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs are way more economic. Save up to 70% of electricity costs for lighting. 19. Look for Energy Star qualified appliances 20.Use the “eco” mode to reduce your appliances electricity consumption 21.Don't use the air-conditioner with the windows open 22.Clean the air-conditioner's filters regularly 23.Shade your air-conditioner's compressors properly They will use 10% less energy. 24.Walk, walk, walk Walk to the supermarket, walk to the school, walk and save energy. 25.Drive slower to reduce emissions Aggressive driving consumes more fuel. 26.Don't pre-heat the car engine. Instead, you can drive at low velocities during the first minutes until the engine is properly heated. 27.Keep your car tires pressure at the proposed limits. This will save you fuels and it will make your car safer too. 28.Go Hybrid Hybrid cars produce less greenhouse gases. Check out the local funds and buy one at a better price OR 29.Buy an electric car 30.Use public means of transport 31.Buy proper cookware Make sure that your pans and the other kitchenware fix properly on the cooker. Otherwise you will loose energy for no reason. 32.Turn the cooker off before the food is finished It will remain hot for a little and the food will be cooked without wasting any energy. 33.Don't use a cloth dryer It consumes too much energy. Remember, sun can be a really good friend if used properly. 34.Wash your clothes on lower temperature Avoid energy loss when possible. 35.Don't leave electronics on stand-by mode They will not stop using electricity. Use a plug-board with a switch to completely switch off all appliances. 36.Say no to screen savers Turn the monitor off instead. 37.A plugged charger will consume energy even when it is not connected to the device 38.Go Local Avoid transportation to far away distances if you can do the same thing nearby. Choose a local supermarket, buy from the bakery of the neighborhood. Also prefer local products to reduce the CO2 emissions cause to their transportation. 39.Go On-line Make your bank or any other transactions using the Internet. This will save you time and transportation costs too. 40.Don't use the microwave oven to defrost food Instead, you can just leave it at room temperature for a little bit longer. 41.Go Passive Using the sun properly can save you lots of money. 42.Use solar water heaters They provide free hot water. 43.Maintain your water heater regularly Badly maintained heaters consume way more electricity. 44.Insulate your water pipes 45.Install a Green Roof It will save you lots of energy along with multiple other advantages it provides.
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wrote:
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46. Snip posts and save packets.
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wrote:

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On 29/08/2010 23:24, Roberts wrote:

Actually, the batteries in these things don't generate gas during charging - that's a feature of lead-acid ones, as used in milk floats. And the gas generated is hydrogen - which is harmless, unless it gets to a 5% or so concentration whereupon the least spark removes the roof from your house. The poison you've seen in the old war movies is chlorine, which you get when you run a current through salt water - quite likely in a sinking submarine, less likely in a Prius.
The rest of your points look perfectly valid though - and you've missed out the cost of providing a widespread network of charging points, upgrading the grid to cope, and building new power stations. Which it looks like we're going to be short of anyway.
Andy
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wrote:

Yes, just another mad "global warming" fanatic. All they know is how to cut and paste.
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I thought he would be a Leftpondian but I was wrong 85.100.65.227 Whois says it's from Turkey.
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Graham. wrote:

Yep the headers indicate that, but the way the rubbish is constructed indicates that it originated from an American hand - the time zone also indicates that - but that may just be the gmail servers putting that in automatically after passing through a Turkish ISP.
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.. wrote:

As the f*****g typical brainless, red-necked American idiot [apparently], go live in the woods, make your own tools by hand out of stone and use these to build a shelter to live like they did in the stone age.
The knock-on effect of that will be very good as it will stop you posting this rubbish due to lack of technology - oh, and you'll live a far shorter life due to the lack of some very essential items of the modern day world - one less belligerent American to deal with!
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On 8/29/2010 6:00 PM, Woodworm wrote:

i doubt the writer is a native English-speaker - but he/she may have learnt English from American instructors.
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:56:17 -0400, S Viemeister

Maybe.
On a short wave radio? (LOL)
IME More likely copied and pasted from leftpondian tracts.
Derek
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Voice of America used to broadcast the news in "Special English" which simply meant i t w a s r e a d v e r y s l o w l y
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On 30/08/2010 00:47, Graham. wrote:

Are you sure you're not getting confused with the BBC World Service (in the days when it was The European Service of the BBC and The General Overseas Service).
"The next programme is the news in English, r e a d s l o w l y"
I used to find it was an excellent way of absorbing the news, as the pace was not so slow as to be annoying but gave the brain just that little bit of extra time to concentrate.
These days I hear the start of the news and, by the time I realise what's happening, they've got to the weather summary and I haven't taken in a thing!
An intereresting experiment, when I was in my teens, was to listen to the news from Radio Moscow and The Voice of America. Then listen to the news from the BBC - often it was only then that you could connect the other two!
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:34:46 +0100, Terry Casey

IIRC "Here is the news read at slow speed"
Derek
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On 8/29/2010 7:17 PM, Derek Geldard wrote:

???
Very few Americans will reference Celsius - Fahrenheit is still in common use there - and much of the phrasing is not standard American.
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 20:11:56 -0400, S Viemeister

Difficulty in imitating the heterodyne whistles and pops.

It has an identical feel about it to the outpourings of the leftpondian fanatic who posts stuff here about (lightening) surge arrestors, which is totally inappropriate to the UK power distribution system. Who continues nevertheless as if he was totally oblivious of the existence of the rest of the world bar the USA.
IOW As everybody knows everybody everywere does everything the American way.
Derek
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On 8/30/2010 10:39 AM, Derek Geldard wrote:

Ah.
I must have him killfiled.

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Doesn't everyone?
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 14:03:00 -0700 (PDT), ".."

46. Don't enter the house while cold, wear a Womble outfit at work and cycling home. All the trendiest Greenistas wear womble outfits 24/24 .
47. Find some yellow snow in the woods, take it home and melt it in the fridge to save electricity. Dedicated Greenistas say "It's good for you".
48. Don't go to bed in a wet vest, don't read wet copies of the Grauniad.
49. Don't waste electricity, have a bullshit filter fitted to your radio in case Monbiot comes on..
50. Attend all the Greenistas conferences at Rio, Singapore, Chamonix, Lausanne, wherever. Travel first class every time and always stay in 5 star hotels. Thus setting a good example and demonstrating the highest standard of Mindless Ill Informed Green Propaga^^^ Dedication.
Derek
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Come back when you actually understand what youre proposing.
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