Going green – part 7 – conserve energy
- Light bulbs - Save energy immediately by changing your light bulbs to energy efficient ones. You will certainly see a decrease in your next electricity bill. While on the subject of lights, it is also common sense to switch them on when they are not needed - don't be tempted to leave the bathroom light on throughout the night or accidentally leave lights on when you leave the house on a dark and gloomy morning.
- Plugs - Straight to the point now - unplug everything that you are not using frequently. This could be a radio or microwave which despite not being used, will suck up standby power when plugged in.
- Sunshine - Take advantage of our natural resources by bringing warmth into the house on sunny days. Open curtains and blinds so that the sun's rays can filter into your home and then at least close the blinds at night to keep the warmth locked in.