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Energy Efficiency Tips

29 October 2019

Energy Efficiency Tips

It’s time to start saving!

At O’Brien, we are committed to saving you money when it comes to your power.

Start today, save tomorrow!

O’Brien Electrical Check List

  • Change over to energy efficient light bulbs.
  • Turn your lights down to the low setting, have a dimmer installed, or turn them off all together.
  • Install motion detectors in areas like hallways and bathrooms.
  • Turn your appliances off at the wall when not in use.
  • Install a heated towel rail timer, or when not in use turn the heated towel rail off.
  • Ensure all curtains cover the window to minimise heat loss, thermal backed curtains are the best.
  • Up to 33% of your heat can be lost through the ceiling, walls and floors – fill any gaps where cables or pipes exit an external wall to help keep the heat in.
  • Install a heat pump – they are four times more energy efficient than plug in heaters.
  • Use a thermostat and timer on heaters.
  • Make sure your dryer is vented to the outside.
  • Make sure the seals on your fridges and freezers are good.
  • Install an extractor fan in bathrooms and kitchens to tackle dampness.
  • Use a ceiling fan to push trapped heat down from the ceiling. This will also help keep you cool in summer.
  • Install motion and daylight sensor lights outside your home. It saves power and is good for security.
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We'd love to help you, but unfortunately cannot assist with:

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  • Refrigerator glass
  • Light and lamp shades
  • Spectacle repairs
  • Phone or tablet screens
  • Curved glass or tanks
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