Living room or bedroom

We relax in our lounge rooms and bedrooms with the TV or computer on and use the aircon or heater to be comfortable. It’s in these areas that we often use more electricity. Here are some simple things you can do to look after the environment and you.

Turn off all lights, fans and appliances if you’re not using them.

This includes switching off computers and printers at the wall if you’re not going to use them for half an hour or more.

If your living room or bedroom is air conditioned, close the curtains.

This will help keep hot air out and cool air in.

See Be cool and Keep warm for ideas on how to save power while keeping cool or warm.

Beware of the power vampires! Unplug appliances when you’re not using them.

See Vampires to find out about standby power.

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