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brownbag
15/02/2012 - 10:07
Saving stand-by power is a very important component of household energy efficiency. Products not turned off at the switch can use a significant amount of standby power and nobody likes using power...
GavinBrown
12/12/2011 - 14:59
The variety of stand-by energy saving devices has increased rapidly in the past few years as people are becoming more and more aware of the need to avoid wasted power usage on appliances that are...
brownbag
03/06/2011 - 16:06
I hate standby power and have put a lot of energy into reducing it. I started with master-slave power boards, devices which shut off standby power to slave devices when the master is not drawing...
ChrisChinchilla
21/05/2011 - 18:28
This energy meter can measure the power consumption of any appliance plugged into a standard power outlet (or string of appliances plugged into a power board). Use it to uncover how much each of your...
GavinBrown
02/11/2010 - 01:30
Consumers are constantly being advised these days to reduce our standby power usage. However it is not always simple to reach behind your appliances and turn the switch off, or even to remember to...
ChrisChinchilla
07/07/2010 - 02:26
In our workshops, we talk a little about discovering how much electricity your appliances and devices use, what that might be costing you and how to measure the electricity consumption in your house...
ChrisChinchilla
22/06/2010 - 01:19
First and foremost, your best points of information are the DPI's Smart meters website and specifically their PDF information sheet, they also have an FAQ's section that is slowly being added...
CateLawrence
12/03/2010 - 02:52
Energy efficient light bulbs (otherwise known as compact fluorescent light bulbs or CFL's ) contain a small amount of mercury which is a toxic metal and every product containing mercury should be...
CateLawrence
03/03/2010 - 03:32
Ways to make your fridge energy efficient : Don't keep your fridge too cold. A change of one degree can effect energy consumption by 5%. Freezers should operate at -15°C to -18...
CateLawrence
08/01/2010 - 02:24
Curtains have many benefits in keeping out heat and sunlight. Ask around your relatives, most people seem to have a spare pair of the rubber backed insulated curtains stashed in a cupboard...