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Home appliances - energy saving tips

Here are some simple tips to help you reduce the energy use of your home appliances when working remotely:

Adjust your fridge/freezer temperature

Adjust your fridge/freezer temperature

Your fridge should be between 3-5 degrees and your freezer between -15 to -18 degrees read more

Your fridge should be between 3-5 degrees and your freezer between -15 to -18 degrees read less
Cool hot food before placing into your fridge or freezer

Cool hot food before placing into your fridge or freezer

Otherwise your fridge or freezer has to work extra hard to cool the food down read more

Otherwise your fridge or freezer has to work extra hard to cool the food down read less
Defrost your fridge and freezer

Defrost your fridge and freezer

Defrost at least every 6 months to ensure it runs efficiently. There should be less than 5mm of frost build up. read more

Defrost at least every 6 months to ensure it runs efficiently. There should be less than 5mm of frost build up. read less
Keep your freezer full

Keep your freezer full

It will consume less energy. You could fill it with water bottles or newspaper to achieve this. read more

It will consume less energy. You could fill it with water bottles or newspaper to achieve this. read less
Run your dishwasher on low temperature

Run your dishwasher on low temperature

Ensure it is always full before turning it on. You may need to rinse the dishes beforehand. If your electricity is cheaper at night, try to run the appliance... read more

Ensure it is always full before turning it on. You may need to rinse the dishes beforehand. If your electricity is cheaper at night, try to run the appliance over night to save on cost. If you can, turn off the dishwasher before the drying cycle and let the dishes air dry instead. read less
Run your washing machine on a cooler cycle

Run your washing machine on a cooler cycle

Only run your washing machine with full loads to ensure fewer washes overall to reduce water and energy use read more

Only run your washing machine with full loads to ensure fewer washes overall to reduce water and energy use read less