Use pool pumps smartly

  • Keep to a 4 to 6-hour filtering cycle every 24 hours in winter.
  • Keep to two 6-hour filtering cycles every 24 hours in summer.
  • Make regular pool maintenance a priority - it will contribute to optimising your pool pump’s electricity use.
  • Clean your pool filter - do so at regular intervals throughout the year; a clean filter is key to better water flow.
  • Brush the floor and walls to remove debris that the filter misses.
  • Clean areas with the least circulation at least once a week.
  • Keep your pool covered when you use it infrequently in winter - pool covers prevent leaves, dirt and debris from falling in.
  • Use space heaters smartly

  • A fan heater with a thermostat is the best choice to quickly heat an average room of 3 x 3 x 2.5 meter – it spreads heat evenly and the thermostat switches it off when the room is cosy.
  • An oil heater with a thermostat and an output no bigger than 2 000W (watt) is the best choice to heat a room of 3 x 3 x 2.5 meter over a period of three hours - it heats slowly and steadily and the thermostat switches it off when the room is warm.
  • A heater with a thermostat and an output no bigger than 1 000W (watt) is the best choice to heat a room of 3 x 3 x 2.5 meter over a period of eight hours - it gradually raises the temperature and the thermostat switches it off when the room reaches the optimal level of thermal comfort.
  • Use lights smartly

  • Replace incandescent lamps with energy saving CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and LEDs (light emitting diodes) - do the same with your conventional downlights.
  • CFLs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent lamps and last up to eight times longer.
  • LEDs use up to 85% less energy than conventional incandescent lamps and about 5% less than CFLs.
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