Power Saving Tips For Your Home

Here are our top power savings tips for your home, which are easy to implement:

  • Close your curtains at sundown to minimise the heat loss
  • Use cold water instead of warm for laundry
  • Turn appliances off at the wall rather than leaving them on standby mode
  • A shower is more efficient than a bath as it uses less water
  • Make sure your hot water cylinder is the right temperature. Too high and it’ll cost you more to heat, too low and bacteria may breed. Tip - The Ministry of Health recommend a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius or higher to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria
  • Make sure your fridge doors have a good seal. As in those rubber things. Not the semi-aquatic marine animal


If you want to go nuts, you can install energy efficient light bulbs, insulate walls ceilings and floors, and choose high-efficiency appliances for even greater power savings. Check Energywise website for further power saving tips.