The ‘EU4Energy Governance’ project is running a campaign to increase knowledge and understanding of the project’s work, and raise awareness about the benefits of energy reforms in the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine).
As part of this campaign, the project uses the hashtag #EnergyReforms4Citizens on social media, to share easy tips on energy efficiency that people can follow at home and in the workplace.
Here are five tips on how to cut energy costs in the summer:
Tip 1: Use water wisely
Whether it’s watering your plants or taking more showers, water use goes up in the summer. Keep outdoor watering costs down by only watering plants in the early morning or at dusk. This way the water won’t evaporate in the summer heat.
Tip 2: Close the curtains
When it’s really hot during the day, don’t turn up the air conditioning. Close your curtains or blinds instead. This will keep your home cool.
Tip 3: Keep your fridge chilled
Check the door seal of your fridge to ensure it’s not letting out cool air. And make sure your fridge is always full – that way there’s less air space for it to cool.
Tip 4: Unplug
Keep your electronics from using energy by unplugging your chargers, TV, and other electronics when you’re not using them.
Tip 5: Eat healthy
Processed foods require more energy and water. Try eating more fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables.
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