Use motion-detector lights for outdoor lighting, they’re both convenient and efficient.
Fluorescent tubes are an efficient way to light your workshop or playroom.
Reduce the number of light bulbs on chandeliers or multi-bulb light fittings.
Use inverter type air-conditioners, they are much more energy-efficient than conventional air-conditioners.
Raise the temperature setting on air-conditioners by a few degrees (24 to 25 degrees Celsius is ideal).
Use ceiling fans as an alternative to air-conditioning as they require no more electricity than a standard light bulb; switch the fan to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction to direct the air-flow downwards.
Turn fans off when you leave as fans are designed to cool people, not rooms.
Close exterior doors and windows when the air conditioning is on.
Service your air-conditioners regularly and clean air filters at least once a month to keep your system running efficiently.
Opening interior doors will allow cool air to flow throughout.
Prevent the sun from overheating your home by using shades, blinds and drapes over windows. Awnings, trees and shrubs are effective outdoor sun shields.
Choose energy-efficient appliances; Brunei Darussalam will soon introduce appliance labeling regulations with energy-efficiency ratings.
Use microwaves or toaster-type ovens to cook or warm food as an alternative to conventional electric ovens.
Minimize the time that oven doors are opened during cooking as the temperature can drop by as much as 25 degrees each time the oven door is opened.
Set your refrigerator temperature between 1 and 3°C; use the power-save switch where available.
Keep refrigerator door seals in good repair and change seals if you feel cold air around the closed door or if moisture is collecting.
Keep your freezer full, it uses less energy than an empty one; to improve efficiency, consider filling your freezer with containers of water.
Use clotheslines to dry your laundry instead of using tumble dryers.
When using tumble dryers, dry several loads successively to ensure that the dryer heat is retained for the following load.
Clean the dryer lint filter before every load to keep your dryer running efficiently.
Avoid over-drying clothes.
Fully load your washing machine whenever possible; when washing smaller loads, use less water.