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Energy Conservation Tips

The Volta River Authority is committed to protecting the interests of Ghanaians, assisting consumers to use energy more efficiently. This is aimed at creating an energy efficiency culture that would ensure a reliable, sustainable and diverse supply of competitively priced power for the Nation. You will be amazed at how easy it is to save energy around our home - often without spending a cedi! Just follow the proven tips outlined below and you will start saving money right away - money you can spend on something else. What is more, you will be contributing to saving the country's energy. Start today and see how much money you can save.


Conservation tips on the use of Pressing Irons.

  • Press fabrics which require lower temperatures first as the iron takes longer to heat than to cool.
  • Iron in bulk instead of one item at a time.
  • Turn off the iron before attending to other business.
Pressing Irons

Conservation tips on the use of Air Conditioners

Air conditioners account for about 6.5% of energy used in our homes and let us face it, do we really need them. Installing ceiling fans to supplement or replace air conditioners could greatly reduce our consumption as they generally use less electricity.

Air Conditioner

Conservation tips on general lighting

Making improvements to your lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bills. An average household dedicates more than 30%of its energy budget to lighting. Using new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home by 50% to 75%.


Conservation tips on the use of Refridgerators

  • Fridge doors should not be left open for longer than necessary (cold air escape).
  • Hot food should not be put straight in the fridge; they should be allowed to cool down first.
  • Fridges should be regularly defrosted to keep them running efficiently, if it tends to frost up quickly, the door seal should be checked.

Conservation tips on the use of other household appliances

  • Do not leave appliances on standby! Do not leave appliances, such as TVs, stereos, computers, monitors and DVD players, on standby and remember not to leave appliances like mobile phones or laptops on charge unnecessarily.

  • Make sure your appliances, electrical circuits and cooling systems are properly maintained. Check your owner’s manuals for the recommended maintenance.

Conservation tips on the use of other household appliances