Home Energy Conservation Tips
Want to know how you can ‘Reduce your Juice’? Check out the useful tips below to find out how to get started.
Download the Reduce the Juice pledge options and how they can help you to conserve money and blue barrels.
Here are some more useful tips that you can do today to start conserving energy, saving money and Reducing your Juice.
you leave for the day. Also consider turning down the thermostat when you are away for more than a
furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
- If possible, install a programmable thermostat allowing you to set the temperature lower during non-working hours and on weekends in the winter and set the air conditioning lower as well. For each degree below 24ºC, your air conditioner uses 3-5% more electricity. The same goes for heating.
- Turn off all unnecessary lights, especially in unused offices and conference rooms and turn down remaining lighting levels where possible.
- Set computers, monitors, printers, copiers and other business equipment to their energy saving feature. Place all electronic equipment on a power bar and turn off the power bar at the end of the day. Most electronic equipment draws power even when turned off, often referred to as “Phantom Load”.
- Minimize energy usage during peak demand hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Buy Energy Star appliances, products, and lights.
- Consider placing outdoor signs on a timer so they only run until midnight or 1:00 am, saving electricity during non-peak hours.
Tips for Kids and Teachers
- Choose an energy monitor for your classroom every week who will make sure that energy is being used properly.
- At home, hold a ribbon up to the edges of windows and doors. If it blows, you’ve found a leak. Tell your parents.
- When you leave the room, turn off the light.
For a more extensive list of tips please download the Ministry of Energy’s ‘Conserve Energy and Save Money’ brochure which the students handed out while going door to door during the summer.