Friday

Frugal Friday: Small changes can make an impact on energy

Small changes can have a huge impact on your savings and on the environment.



What of the following do you already do to save energy?
  • Turn off the mobile phone charger when not in use.
  • Turn off the microwave at the power - it uses power to run the digital display.
  • Turn off computers when not in use.
  • Change your computer's screen to energy saver.
  • Borrow books from your library instead of purchasing them.
  • Buy an energy efficient 5 star rating refrigerator when you need a new fridge.
  • Change to compact fluorescent globes.
  • Use heater on a low setting.
  • Only operate the dishwasher when it is full.
  • Take 3 minute showers instead of baths.
  • Switch off lights as you leave the room.
  • Use local shops instead of ones further away.
Do you have any other useful ideas to be frugal and help the environment? They seem to go hand in hand.

2 comments:

  1. We don't even have a fridge sucking power off the solar power we run on . We have a Kalgoolie safe. Have you heard of those?

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    1. Ah! so you live in Australia too?? I have heard of a Kalgoolie safe but have not seen one for about 30 years when I lived out bush.

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