Here at Energy and Environment we try to help everyone save energy and protect the environment. Here are some tips to help you save energy:
Kettles and boilers
Unlike the modern jug-types, an old kettle cannot boil a single cup of water. Change your old inefficient kettle for a new type and only use the necessary amount of water when filling the kettle. You may have a large water boiler for washing cups and plates or making tea and coffee. Sometimes these are left on continuously, wasting large amounts of heat and money. Monitor the use of these boilers and only switch-on when needed. Alternatively, instantaneous water boilers should be installed wherever possible.
Set monitors and photocopiers to energy saving mode
Some items of equipment, such as computer monitors and photocopiers, have special functions allowing them to run on standby or energy saving mode during long periods when they are not in use. These functions in no way take away from the performance of the equipment.
Switch off lights when not needed
Lighting can account for up to one third of energy costs in buildings. That's a lot of energy and a lot of money and much of it is waste. Lights are often left on unnecessarily in sunlit areas or when offices are unoccupied. This is as a result of habit as much as anything. Encouraging your staff to switch off lights when not needed is the best course of action.