Energy efficiency myths and realities?

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Re: Energy efficiency myths and realities?

Postby zzsstt » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:26 am

Those kids need educating!! Taps are not on/off devices, they have flow control built in. To fill a glass with water, turn them all the way on. To trickle water over your fingers to wet them before applying soap, just turn them on a small amount.

As with your bath, if it takes double the time to fill the kettle (sink for washing up, pan for boiling veg. or whatever) your pump is running for twice as long........ it's more efficient to have full flow taps and responsible users!
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Re: Energy efficiency myths and realities?

Postby lad » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:48 am

educating as hard as I can :) some of the good incentives are off the table these days ;)
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Re: Energy efficiency myths and realities?

Postby variflex » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:59 am

lad wrote:educating as hard as I can :) some of the good incentives are off the table these days ;)


Education can be a challenge, I have taught my dog to sit, fetch and play dead however I cannot teach my wife or daughter to turn a light off when they exit a room
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Re: Energy efficiency myths and realities?

Postby lad » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Education can be a challenge, I have taught my dog to sit, fetch and play dead however I cannot teach my wife or daughter to turn a light off when they exit a room[/quote]


ahhh... that's why they say a dog is mans best friend :o


must admit, my daughter is the worst, no matter how often I remind her daylight, blinds open lights off, I still find her locked away in the artificially illuminated cave. Even had to go to the switchboard and kill the light circuit the other day to hammer the point home (as being civil and politely requesting does notwork)

I am sure in my lifetime, I will see her all over her kids to switch off :roll:
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Re: Energy efficiency myths and realities?

Postby paul_celia » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:05 pm

Hi all

I agree with the last writers when you are on tanks water is far more important than a few
kWh of power
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