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Green Goals 2017: 5 ways to save energy

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With sensitivity and responsibility in environmental issues, at Le Palace Art Hotel we implement green practices, use recycled materials, cleaning chemicals that are environmentally safe and recycle the largest proportion of electrical devices and consumables!

These efforts were rewarded by the internationally recognized organization TripAdvisor, awarding us with “the Greenleaders” certification, at Silver level.

Here are 5 easy tips to help you save energy!

1) Set your thermostat

In winter heating can account for over 30% of your bill. Set your thermostat between 18 and 20 degrees. Every degree above 20 can add 10% to your heating bill. In summer, set your thermostat to 26 degrees or above.

2) Turn heaters and coolers off when you don’t need them

Turn off when you leave the room, or go to bed. With some ducted heating systems you can turn off the heating in the rooms that are unoccupied. Make sure all your heating or cooling is turned off when you leave the house.

3) Wash clothes using cold water

You can save around $115 per year by washing clothes in cold water. You can also save by making sure you select the shortest appropriate washing cycle and waiting until you have a full load.

4) Stop standby power waste

Did you know your phone charger is still using energy even when your phone is not attached? Up to 10% of your electricity could be used by gadgets and appliances that are on standby. A standby power controller will automatically reduce standby time and switch appliances off when not in use.

5) Use energy-efficient light globes

Replace old incandescent and halogen light globes with energy-efficient globes. Energy-efficient globes save power and last longer. Light globes can sometimes be replaced for free or at reduced cost.

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