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Hints and Tips

The best form of energy saving help is each one of us…….

 

At work:-


• Switching equipment and lights off when we leave areas is by far the most effective way of saving energy


• Avoid the use of Thermostatic radiator valves as on/off switches – they are best left in one position once a comfortable point is found.


• Many items covered by our colleagues in INSRV are applicable here too – switch off PC’s and monitors when not in use as a large energy saving item.


• Report any items left running via the Estates hotline.


At Home:-


• Switch off equipment wherever possible – remember items on stand-by still consume energy.


• Watch your temperatures even a saving of 1 degree can give many percent of energy savings.


• Keep you boiler and any other heating appliances regularly serviced for maximum efficiency and safety.


• Unplug chargers when not in use.


• Ensure your home is insulated and protected from draughts.


• Reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of your waste carefully.


• Assess your carbon footprint with the Wales Assembly Government's carbon calculator.
It is easy to use and you will also get a free personal action plan to reduce carbon and save you money!