Tips to cut down your power use
The Auckland Regional Council chairman Michael Lee urges Aucklanders to do their bit for the national energy saving campaign.
“Aucklanders have an important part to play in helping to cut energy use,” Mr Lee says.
“The average electricity bill for a family of four in Auckland is about $1900 a year.”
People can save money and energy through a few simple measures: • Save $100 a year by switching off appliances at the wall • Only heat the room you are in and keep the door closed • Save $50 a year by using your washing machine fully loaded and on cold washes • Save $50 a year by drying clothes on a clothesline instead of a dryer • Save more than $100 a year by wrapping your hot-water cylinder.
To find out how you can make electricity savings use the energy wise calculator at www. energ ywi s e . org. nz / calculator/.