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.