Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Remember – save energy in Cyprus

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Rather than just pointing the obvious way to save on energy levels by not using the A/C as often as possible, here is a list of some other ways provided by the EAC which can contribute to conserving power and lessen the strain on our system:

Remember Cyprus 11/11/2011 - Save Power Now

  • Τurn off all appliances from the socket. Appliances on standby mode, for example TV sets, computers, CD players, etc, continue to consume energy. The annual energy consumption due to standby mode is responsible for the emission of 600.000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.
  • Replace regular incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). The CFLs consume 20%-25% of the energy of a respective incandescent bulb, while they last 8-10 times more.
  • Before buying an electrical appliance check its energy consumption label. Choose appliances that belong to class A or B.
  • Place a solar water heater and enjoy a lower energy consumption bill of up to 40%.
  • Set the thermostat of your A/C unit not less than 25C in the summertime and the thermostat of your heating unit above 22C in wintertime.
  • Do not use extensively the electric heater units, as they consume a lot of energy.
  • Insulate properly your windows and doors.
  • Turn off the lights and air conditioning units when you do not need them.
  • Clean your radiators properly and regularly.
  • Use your washing machine or dish washer only when it is full.
  • Use washing powder that is appropriate for washing in low temperatures and prefer the economic programs.
  • Do not leave the refrigerator door open more than it is necessary.
  • Defrost your refrigerator often and adjust it at the proper temperature.
  • Turn off your computer’s screen when you are away.
  • Close the shutters and the curtains, so as to keep a steady temperature inside the house.
  • Do not cover the radiators, as their effectiveness is decreased.
  • Prefer to use the shower, rather than the bathtub. In this way you consume 3 times less electricity and water.
  • Make sure that the cooking pots are placed properly on the stove.
  • When you boil water, cover the cooking pot with a lid. It will boil faster and consume less energy.
  • When you are away from home for a long period of time, unplug the refrigerator, empty its contents and leave its door open.

Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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