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GENERAL HOUSEHOLD TIPS
- Never store flammable liquids such as paint supplies or cleaning products near heating units. These products should be stored in their original containers with the manufacturer's label attached. Keep them out of the reach of children.
- Check all electrical outlets for loose fitting plugs. A loose connection can be an indicator of either a worn receptacle or plug, which can cause overheating and fires. If defective, they should be replaced by a qualified person.
- Reduce operating costs and improve the efficiency of your refrigerator. Perform annual maintenance by cleaning the coils and checking the drain. At least twice a year make sure the operating temperature is set appropriately.
- Select energy-efficient models when buying office equipment and home electronics. Connect them to power strips with surge protectors and turn off when not in use. Extension cords should only be used temporarily.
- Landscaping with appropriate trees, shrubs and vines will help shade your home and reduce cooling costs. Effective landscaping can also serve as a windbreak to keep heating costs down.
Fresh cut flowers will last much longer by adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to clean water. The vinegar prevents bacteria which, in turn, extends the life of your flowers.
- Be prepared for an emergency situation. A responsible adult should be able to locate and shutt off the home's heating fuel, electric and water supply valves. All fire extinguishers should be checked periodically to ensure they have an adequate charge.
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TIPS FOR INDOOR WATER SAVINGS
- Replace any older toilets with ultra-low flow models that flush with only 6 litres (1.3 gallons) of water.
- Install toilet devices such as displacement bags, toilet dams, or adjustable flappers to save water each time the toilet is flushed. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)
- Install a water efficient showerhead that uses no more than 10 litres (2.5 gallons) of water per minute. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)
- Reduce your showering time to 5 to 8 minutes.
- Install aerators on your kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce water use by up to 8 litres (1.8 gallons) per minute. (Available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)
- When replacing your washing machine, try a high-efficiency, front loading machine, which uses about 30 per cent less water and anywhere from 40 to 70 per cent less energy.
- When replacing your dishwasher, choose a water efficient dishwasher that uses only 27 litres (6 gallons) per load.
- Try to run your appliances, such as the washing machine and dishwasher only when full, using the energy saver or shortest cycle.
- Check toilets and faucets regularly for leaks to save several litres of water each day. ( Toilet leak detection tablets available in Indoor Water Efficiency Kits)
- When brushing teeth, shaving, or washing your hands, be careful not to let the water run unnecessarily.
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