- Open windows (once it is safe to do so) to provide natural ventilation instead of using a fan. If a fan is necessary, avoid high velocity models.
- Make sure that all doors for refrigerators and freezers are sealed airtight. Also, do not overcrowd your refrigerator or freezer.
- During the daytime use natural lighting, where possible, to brighten up the room and avoid turning on a light.
- When ironing, separate clothes by material type; change the iron selector switch according to material type and iron as much clothes as possible at one time.
- Enable the "sleep mode" feature on your computer, allowing it to use less power during periods of inactivity.
- Configure your computer to "hibernate" automatically during periods of inactivity. Allowing your computer to hibernate saves energy and is more time-efficient than shutting down and restarting.
- Purchase energy-efficient computer systems, monitors and accessories when doing replacements.
- Appliances with remote controls consume energy when they are switched off using only the remote- so switch off plugs at the wall, or unplug the electrical device.
- Turn off all lights, appliances and equipment at the end of the day to save energy.
- Unplug your chargers when not in use. This includes chargers for phones, digital cameras, cordless tools and other gadgets. Keep them unplugged until you need them.
- If an air conditioning unit is installed on your premises, keep your windows and doors shut otherwise it would be inefficient. An open window or door lets warm air into the room and makes the unit run longer, in turn leading to higher power consumption.
- Close shades and blinds when the air conditioner is in use and clean or replace filters on air conditioners as recommended by manufacturers.
- In your clothes washer, set the appropriate water level for the size of the load. Wash in cold water when practical, and always rinse in cold water. Clean the lint filter in the dryer after each use.
Turn off the light switch when you leave a room. You can also install light sensor switches that turn off lights automatically when no one is in the room.