Creating an energy-saving checklist for your children
Teaching your children to be more energy conscious around the house is about demonstrating actions that make a difference. Kids love to be involved, feel grown up and be part of making a difference and one way is to create a colourful energy saving checklist as a poster.
In this article we’ve listed a range of steps to help you create a checklist plus we’ve created a template to download and use.
5 Steps to create an energy-saving checklist!
Walk around your home and talk about all the things you can add to your list and why they would be useful for saving energy.
Have one of the children use your phone to take a photo of the appliance
Agree to 3-4 points to add to the checklist per room
Agree to a weekly reward for ticking off as many points on the list as possible (reward examples: movie and popcorn night, etc.)
Note all points per room on the checklist (link to asset) and place on fridge or central area in the house
Ideas on what to include on the checklist:
- Consider some window coverings for your home, getting your glass treated can keep out heat in the day and improve the energy efficiency of your home
- This an oldie but a goodie - use a cooling fan to help take the edge off, but remember, fans cool people not rooms. Make sure you turn off the fan when you leave the room.
- Use you air conditioner efficiently. A set room temperature that is enough to cool the room comfortably will save you a motza in the long run
- In Spring, check your appliances and service them. Remember, we're pre-planning for summer too.
- Get rid of those old warm bulbs, they generate too much heat and they don't save a lot fo energy in your home.
- Don’t leave your computer monitor on when not in use.
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