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    This is a discussion on Operation Save Energy within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; I have been told in no uncertain terms that the dishwasher is out of bounds, or I beter start to ...

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      I have been told in no uncertain terms that the dishwasher is out of bounds, or I beter start to look for a divorce lawyer!

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      And you can get an Owl monitor and a power saver extension lead.


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Just reading some of these replies, it is apparent that we are using more than we need to.

      Even if you buy one of these for approx 30 you can get that back inside a month, just reading some of the ways that people have changed their way of doing things.


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Like washing the potatoe ???????


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      Who said you looked like a potato?


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      Reputedly you, but I dont believe a word of it.
      I think it may be our resident Friday night troublemaker


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      It looks like BG are sending the CC128 out instead of the owl

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      So people, how are we doing?

      Has anyone managed to use any of the various softwares available with success?

      Anyone managed to get some decent reductions by the rest of the family now they know how much juice they use?

      I have a heart attack every night when I see our power use with all the kids on their high powered gaming machines!

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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Well, I havnt bothered with any of the software yet but will be doing when I fanally get this room finished and everything is in place.
      I think we have done quite a bit to reduce usage, I've fitted a powerdown unit to the tv etc in the front room, and have another waiting for this room.
      Weve done the usual like turning down the temps on washer dryer fridge etc.
      But I think the biggest effect has been the constant readout that reminds you how much electric actually costs and this has made us all more concious of leaving things turned on thats not necessary and we all tend to turn things off more often.


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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Not got any software yet as i need to get a cable (not a priority at the mo) but after our 900 electric bill earlyer in the year we was obviously eager to reduce the bill by LOTS so what have we done...

      Freezers turned down to -19.
      Only use one tumble dryer (other one broke anyway).
      Both washing machines now only wash at 40.
      Dishwasher down to economy.
      Energy light bulbs now in 90% of the house.
      Bulb taken out of the outside light with sensor.
      Encourage kids to turn things off.
      Only charge phones etc at night.
      At peak we now only use 4Kwh ish so we looking forward to next bill.
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      Re: Operation Save Energy

      Progress has been slow. However there is progress in that the kids are more conscious of turning off the pc when watching tv. All lights are now energy efficient.
      Even swapped out the 500w security light for a solar powered one that works just as well.
      New washing machine as the old one was dying. 1 kw per full wash cycle compared to 2.3kw for the old one.
      Next item will be the fridge freezer which gobbles electricity.

      SO if anything its the awareness that these things can and do make a difference.

     

     
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