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Switch to LED lamps

Say bye to Incandescent lamps, Halogen lamps and CFL’s. LED lamps have a much longer lifetime and use way less electricity.

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Unplug your chargers

Even if they are not connected to your device, they are still draining electricity. Most likely your total savings by unplugging your chargers will not be more than a dollar a year. But why would you even waste a small amount of electricity if you don't have to.

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Dim the lights when you are not in the room

Almost 20% of our worldwide energy use is for lighting. Try to do something about it. Don’t use lighting when you don’t need it.

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Programme your thermostat

Set the temperature lower at night and when you're out of the house. This can reduce your heating bill by 7-15%.

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Put off the heating when you leave home

Try using a ‘smart’ thermostat to make this easier. In that case you don’t have to think about it yourself.

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Use a ‘smart’ thermostat

It helps you becoming more energy efficient. Nest made by Google is a good example.

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Go zero waste

Wouldn’t it be great to not create waste at all? It’s easier than you think! From the reuse of packaging til smart shopping ideas, the internet is full of it. Many websites, bloggers and instagrammers are waiting to help you go zero waste. Find them online and get inspired!

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Close the doors

Closed doors keep rooms warmer.

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Put on a sweater

A bit chilly while sitting on the couch? When you turn up the heating a bit while sitting you will not feel any difference. Start moving and put on a sweater.

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Defrost your freezer regularly

The walls of ice not only take up valuable real estate in your freezer, but they also make it more difficult for your freezer to work efficiently.

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Set the temperature of your refrigerator between 1 – 4 °C

For every degree lower, you increase energy consumption by around 5% – without making any difference as to how well the food is preserved.

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Your freezer should be set at -18°C

For every degree lower, you increase energy consumption by around 5% – without making any difference as to how well the food is preserved.

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Dust your refrigerator

Dusty coils can waste as much as 30% extra electricity.

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Fill up your freezer

It requires less energy to cool a full freezer than an empty one. If it's not full, add some plastic bottles filled with water or even old newspapers.

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Clean your dishwasher drains and filters

The machine will work more efficiently.

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De-scale your electric kettle

Boil it half full with a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar. Leave it for 20 minutes and you're done.

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Isolate your house properly

Improve your home. It takes some effort but it’s worth the investment.

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Isolate your house properly

Improve your home. It takes some effort but it’s worth the investment.

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Install double-glazed windows

This can cut heat energy lost through windows by 50-70%.

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Get your own solar panels

Use earth’s free energy.

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Repair that leaky faucet

A leaky faucet that fills a coffee cup in 10 minutes will waste an estimated 3,000 gallons of water per year! We are often unaware of leaks, so make a note to check all fixtures (including pipes under sinks) regularly.

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Always Recycle Glass

It can reduce related water pollution by up to fifty percent and related air pollution by up to twenty percent. An un recycled glass can take up to a million years to decompose.

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Switch to renewable energy

Renewable energy such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass provides substantial benefits for our climate, our health, and our economy.

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