- Why should we take care of the environment?
We are all required to take care of our surroundings for the basic reason that we live in the environment and are directly affected by its current state.
It's where we get the food we eat, water and other drinks we take, where we sleep and even the air we breathe.
Our health is directly linked to the health of our earth! what you can do.
The time is NOW to educate ourselves and our children about taking care of our environment.
Each of us can make a difference
Install patio covers, awnings, and solar window screens to shade your home from the sun. For additional future savings, use strategically planted trees, shrubs and vines to shade your home. (Save: 5 percent)
Put waste in the bins
Water the garden after sunset
Walk of cycle
Nothing is more energy efficient for cooking than your microwave. It uses two-thirds less energy than your stove.
Unplug electronic devices and chargers when they aren't in use-most new electronics use electricity even when switched "off." Turn computers and printers off at the power strip. (Save: 1-2 percent))
Turn off appliances, lights and equipment when not in use. (Save: 2%)
Do your laundry efficiently by using the warm or cold water setting for washing your clothes. Always use cold water to rinse clothes. (Save: 4 percent)
Don't leave the care engine running when you wait for the children to come out of school
Save: 1 - 3 percent per degree, for each degree the airconditioning thermostat is set above 22 degrees
Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Clean filters weekly for maximum benefit. (Save: 1-2 percent)
Leaking ductwork accounts for 25 percent of cooling costs in an average home, so have your ducts tested and have any leaks or restrictions repaired by a qualified contractor.
Note: duct cleaning is not the same as duct sealing.
Surprise! Your dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand. Then let dishes air-dry to save even more!