Hot water can account for 30% of your power bill, so shorter showers can save you power! Check your shower flow rate with a stopwatch and a 10 litre bucket, if the bucket fills in less than a minute at your normal showering temperature, you may like to install a more efficient shower head or a flow restrictor.
Dry homes are easier and cheaper to heat, so it is important to have good insulation, good heating, and to ventilate. A simple way to ventilate is to open your windows for 20 minutes during the warmest part of the day, even in winter.
For more energy tips and advice call CEA’s free Energy Advice Service on 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz or get a Home Energy Check, an in-home energy audit by one of the trust’s energy advisors.