BE WA­TER-WISE

Central Otago Mirror - - FOOD FOR THOUGHT -

Keep your show­ers short and use a cold cy­cle to do your washing. Drip­ping hot taps could cost you hun­dreds of dol­lars a year so make sure they are fixed, and con­sider turn­ing your hot wa­ter cylin­der off when you go on hol­i­day. re­cent years, small changes in your be­hav­iour can add up to big en­ergy sav­ings if you’re with the right com­pany. Elec­tric Kiwi CEO Luke Blin­coe says: ‘‘We give all our cus­tomers a free hour of ‘off­peak’ power ev­ery day. So we have seen smart cus­tomers sav­ing 10 per cent on av­er­age by tim­ing when they’re do­ing ev­ery­thing from cook­ing and dry­ing clothes, to heat­ing their house – all for free within their ‘hour of power’.’’ way of us­ing elec­tric­ity to heat your home, and also dou­ble as an air con­di­tioner in the heat of sum­mer. when you jump in. Bet­ter yet, set a timer on it to turn on and off.

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