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6 years ago  ::  Oct 27, 2009 - 5:44PM #1
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«Weather-proof your house: seal drafts, insulate lofts, triple-glaze windows

Centralise your air-conditioning system

Install low-flow showerheads

Get a more efficient water heater

Use energy-efficient appliances

Fit low rolling-resistance tyres to cars: they minimise the energy wasted as heat as the tyre rolls down the road

Use a fuel-efficient vehicle

Change the air filters on your centralised air conditioning

Tune up your air conditioning: get annual professional inspection and maintain it well

Get regular car maintenance checks

Wash your clothes at a cooler temperature

Turn the temperature on your water heater down

Stop leaving unused appliances on standby settings, which use power

Turn your thermostat down

Avoid the tumble dryer: line-dry washing

Drive at a maximum of 90 kilometres per hour (55 miles per hour)

Car pool and "trip-chain", running errands together»
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 11, 2009 - 11:17PM #2
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Great information. If I may add, cutting out aerosol is also a good place to reduce. (cleaners, hairspray, etc.)

Avoiding caustic chemicals, putting a waterbottle filled with part sand and the rest water in the back of your toilet, bringing canvas bags for shopping, buying food locally, and donating or gifting items you are not using over putting them in the trash are good ideas, too.

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