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Power savings could become a positive habit


Media Release from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA)

Thursday 19 June 2003

Power savings could become a positive habit

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) says that even though the Target 10% ads have stopped, consumers should keep up some of the simple habits that have led to power savings.

Acting Chief Executive John Boyd says people have two incentives to continue savings. "We are only just into winter now, and supply shortages cannot absolutely be ruled out. Also, with the prospect of rising power prices for homes and businesses, saving electricity means being better off financially.

"People can adopt three simple habits at home and at work.

"The easiest thing to do at home is to get rid of the red vampire lights that shine at night from appliances left on standby. Saving 5% of your power bill is as easy as getting into the habit of turning appliances such as the microwave, washing machine, dryer, TV and video off at the wall.

"The second simple habit is to turn off lights when you leave the room and when bulbs need to be replaced, purchase the long lasting energy efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

"The third simple habit is to reduce the power wasted by old hot water cylinders. Hot water heating is the single biggest energy consumer in homes and old cylinders waste up to 40% of the energy they consume. Cylinder wraps are a great way to save power and save money.

"In the workplace, the easiest two habits are turning off computer monitors when away from the desk and turning off lights in empty rooms.

"The third simple habit is to switch off at the end of the day. Computers, printers, photocopiers and lights waste power if left on at night.

"These energy savings tips don't affect comfort or lifestyle; they are simple habits that save money. Little things make a big difference," says Mr Boyd.

Information on saving energy at home and at work can be found on http://www.energywise.org.nz. EECA is working to improve energy choices.

ENDS


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