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Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.
I will admit, I’m aiming this blog at young people, to hopefully educate them about the Environment as you will all be around longer than me, and I want to help you all.
Granted I’m 57, I grew up playing outside, although restricted.
When I lived at home, I never cared about the bills: Power, Landline or Water. Yes, growing up, they were the only bills most had, we never had Gas.
Once I started living alone and paying for my own power, I came up with an idea.
Before leaving home each day, I would turn of and disconnect non-essential appliances. The only appliance left on always, was the fridge/freezer.
Even when I went away for a couple of weeks, I defrosted the freezer, and cleaned the fridge. I left it disconnected too.
My power bill each quarter was under $100.
Every place I have lived since, I have turned off and disconnected non-essential appliances, when not in use.
In 2021, my housemate obtained a FIFO job. They would be gone for 9 days per fortnight.
At the time, it was only them and me sharing.
I would disconnect any appliance I was not using.
I would open windows during the day to get fresh air.
Around 3pm, I would close them, then run the air conditioner and ceiling fans for around 2 hours, this would cool the house down.
Blinds would be closed too, to keep the house cool.
After 2 hours, I would turn the a/c off and leave lights off too, unless I needed light.
I was lucky, we had solar panels on the roof, however, I still disconnect unused appliances.
Another reason I do this, is to prolong the life of appliances.
Leaving them connected and turned on, can burn the wires and cause a short circuit.
A reason why I’ve written this blog is to save you all $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
To save the Environment even more, please recycle when possible.
Crush boxes and cans, and also plastic bottles where possible.