21 WAYS YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR POWER BILL

1. Use your air-conditioner sparingly and switch to dry mode to make even more savings.

2. Switch to solar power to minimise your bills.

3. Use gas or solar for your hot water generation.

4. Install powerboards for big devices like TVs which can be turned off by remote control.

5. Use the sun to dry clothes rather than a dryer. Use a softener in the coldwater wash if you don't like hard towels. Or just harden up.

6. Send the teenagers away to their mates for a few days (or weeks).

7. Introduce penalties when the kids fail to switch things off.

8. Turn the lights off people! And change to energy saving bulbs.

Samsung's Series 9 JS9500 SUHD television.
Samsung's Series 9 JS9500 SUHD television.

9. Switch large TVS off standby mode.

10. Recharge your electronic devices at work rather than at home. Just don't tell the boss.

11. Have a candlelit dinner for the missus.

12. Have a BBQ for the bloke in your life.

13. Go to a mates and use their power to watch the footy.

14. Don't iron or buy clothes that don't need ironing. A few wrinkles never killed anyone.

15. Use a microwave instead of the oven.

16. Bathe in the ocean or a dam rather than having a shower.

17. Shower with a wife or friend. By just make sure it's not your wife's friend!

18. Go natural with the hair - avoid the straightener - or just shave it off altogether.

19. Turn your computer off for a few days and go outside.

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20. Sell the teenager's Playstation and Xbox. They will love you for it eventually (Maybe).

21. Have an Earth hour every week. 60 minutes with no power. It will do wonders for birth rates.

WHAT'S YOUR TOP TIP FOR SAVING POWER. LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW

What is the best way to cut back on the electricity bill?

This poll ended on 29 March 2016.

Current Results

Turn off at the power point after using the television and electrical appliances

25%

Use the fan instead of the air conditioner

40%

Do the ironing all in one hit

1%

Turn off the lights and fans while not in the room

16%

Avoid using heating devices for example straighteners and the dryer

3%

Have a candle lit dinner once a week

1%

Cook dinners on the BBQ

7%

Avoid having long and hot showers

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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