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When to run appliances
Saving energy in general is a positive step. For example, we've just bought a new freezer and dis...
time energy written 23 months ago by js200 • updated 21 months ago by Laser120
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Halogen spotlights should go
I replaced my halogen spotlights as soon as we moved in and everyone else should too. In a row o...
lighting halogen led written 2.8 years ago by dain180
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Zombies can make as much as 50% of your bill. Do you know if you have many on them in your house?
Discover where your zombies are and win a £25 Amazon Voucher ! They are devices that are usual...
baseload vampires electricity-consumption zombies written 23 months ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 23 months ago by js200
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LED vs Halogen
  found this nice comparison of cost of running LED and Halogen bulbs for a year. The savings ar...
halogen led lights cost comparison written 2.7 years ago by halan50 • updated 2.6 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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Reading material
Here's some further reading that I've found very informative. Feel free to chip in in the comment...
books reading written 2.8 years ago by js200
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Routers
Devices that run 24/7 are always worth checking, since they consume a lot over time, one watt at ...
router wifi written 2.8 years ago by Laser120
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Zombie appliances and family issues
My electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher and electric water heater are enemies of the planet...
energy written 23 months ago by GaryB5930
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EnergyNote meter's readings 70% higher than utility meter, why?
Just wondering if anyone else had this happening, it seems that the EnergyNote's clip-on meter gi...
meter analysis written 2.4 years ago by dain180 • updated 2.1 years ago by lmccann130
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computer at working time
There are 168 hours in a week, and we are only at work for around 40 of these. So if you turn you...
office computer energy written 3.0 years ago by lucas90
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Reducing the brightness
If you reduce the monitor brightness from 100% to 70%, you can save up to 20% of the energy the m...
screen office energy written 3.0 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 2.2 years ago by js200
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Base Load
Does anyone have a base load that they can't track down? In a previous house I could get the ele...
baseload vampires time alarm boiler ventilation electricity-consumption written 2.8 years ago by js200 • updated 2.6 years ago by riktemmink20
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Xmas trees
I plan to change my monitoring plug to see how much electricity my xmas tree decorations are usin...
light-decorations xmastree xmas written 2.8 years ago by Laser120
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Kettles in the UK
Making a cup of tea with a kettle uses around 0.03kWh of electricity. It's not much, but 65 mill...
kettle written 3.0 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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measure laptop consumption
I used the greenenergy monitor to measure power consumption of my apple laptop, and it's using ab...
computer laptop written 2.8 years ago by Laser120 • updated 2.6 years ago by halan50
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How much standby equipment represent in the energy bill?
According to the ‘Powering the nation’ study completed by Energy Saving Trust, between 9-16% of t...
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every little helps ?
David Mackay says that "switching off the phone-charger is like bailing the Titanic with a teaspo...
charging written 2.9 years ago by lucas90
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electric lawn mower
Can I consider electric lawn mowers as an environmentally friendly option?  Any hints?
gardening written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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halogen oven is good indeed?
I've got a halogen oven. It seems to be ideal for cooking small portions, for 1-2 people. Baking ...
cooking oven halogen consumption written 2.4 years ago by watt20 • updated 2.4 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140
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Compare dishwasher consumption
Anyone interested in measuring and comparing electricity use of dishwashers? 
dishwasher washing written 2.8 years ago by Laser120 • updated 2.6 years ago by halan50
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Accuracy of meter Clamps
Our setup is that we have an Eon Smart meter, a GEO clamp as part of the Energyuse  trial and a E...
energy written 7 months ago by lmccann130
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How Earth Hour can help me with saving energy?
With all the lights and main appliances off, you can measure the consumption of your always-on ap...
earthhour changeclimatechange energy freezer consumption light written 2.6 years ago by decarbonet ♦♦ 140 • updated 2.6 years ago by sandra50
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Vacuum cleaner consumption in comparison
I just bought a new vacuum cleaner and I was curious to compare it with the old one. I used both ...
vacuum cleaner energy consumption written 2.5 years ago by Patrizia20
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powerful hair dryers
I believe that more powerful hair dryers may dry hair in a shorter time... then, they are not tha...
haircare time written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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microwave or oven
When reheating small portions of food, the microwave consumes up to 14 times less energy than a c...
cooking microwave oven time gas energy food written 2.9 years ago by lucas90
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computer for 4 hours
I’ve found that using a desktop for 4 hours (approximately) consumes 1kWh. Is it the case of your...
office computer kwh written 2.9 years ago by sandra50
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When to run appliances

Saving energy in general is a positive step. For example, we've just bought a new freezer and dis...

A: Eco mode - is it really eco?

A lot of these eco modes use passive ways to clean (clothes, dishes, etc) by lengthening the soak...

Base Load

Does anyone have a base load that they can't track down? In a previous house I could get the ele...

LED vs Halogen

  found this nice comparison of cost of running LED and Halogen bulbs for a year. The savings ar...

Re: LED vs Halogen

I've recently replaced a room of 10 50W halogens with 4W LEDs. I estimate this will save over £70...

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