The Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB) Awareness Week is 12-18 March this year.
The CAB, Dunedin, can help you to calculate which power company would be the cheapest option, and offer advice on how to switch.
Some ways to save on power are:--
- Switch off the beer fridge and you could save you up to $300 per year.
- Dry clothes on the line instead of the dryer and save around $200 per year.
- Save around $120 per year when you switch off the towel rail once the towels are dry.
- Change to energy savings bulbs and save around $120 over the life of each bulb (about $6 a bulb).
- Wrap your hot water cylinder and pipes and save around $80 each year on older cylinders (a blanket costs around $70).
- Wash your clothes in cold water rather than warm water and you could save around $65 per year.
- If your shower fills a bucket in less than a minute, save around $150 a year when you change to an efficient showerhead.
- Turn off appliances left on standby and save around $125 a year.
And the best thing is, most of these options cost nothing to do.
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