How To Use Your Heaters
As per the sign on the wall, this switch for this heater should always be left “ON”. This will maintain the general heat of the apartment. This will store heat at night when the electricity supply is cheaper and continue to heat the apartment during the day.
Living Room Heater:
This heater has two switches:
- There will be a sign on the wall above one switch advising you to always keep this switched “ON”, please do not turn this off. This will mean the heater will store heat up at night and warm the apartment during the day.
- Heating Boost switch should be left OFF unless the room is cold and you need extra heating. Please switch this off as soon as the room has heated up again. Please ensure you always switch this off when you leave the room.
Heating Boost switch should be left OFF unless the room is cold and you need extra heating. Please switch this off as soon as the room has heated up again. Please ensure you always switch this off when you leave the room. Please do not touch any internal settings on the heater itself as they are set at their ideal heat settings.
Thankfully the weather is improving so before long you should be able to do without the boost option and eventually you will be able to switch the hallway and kitchen heaters off. We have included extra signage on your heaters to help you understand these better but if you have any questions regarding this please contact the Accommodation Office as soon as possible and we will gladly explain the system in person.
The Accommodation Team
Electricity Saving Tips
Unplug phone chargers or other battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Many chargers draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger.
Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, and heaters. Make sure all hair dryers, hair straighteners and curlers are switched off and unplugged after use.
Switch appliances off at the wall when not in use. Even when they’re in “standby” mode, TVs use energy.
Set your laptop to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver so it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity.
If you only need a small amount of light, use lamps instead of main lights. Turn off lights in the rooms you’re not using.
Keep lids on pots when cooking to reduce the amount of time and energy used. Dinner will be cooked faster too.
Heat the amount of water you really need and it will be quicker to boil! When you're using an electric kettle, make sure you cover the elements. You could also try to fill a cup and use it as a guide to fill the kettle, so that you boil the right amount of water.
Avoid putting warm or hot foods in the fridge, let them cool down first.
Don't leave the Fridge or Freezer door open, this means the fridge uses more energy to cool itself back down due to the cool air lost opening the door.
Defrost your freezer box regularly to avoid build-up of ice which will affect the seal on your fridge door.
Recycle aluminium cans and glass bottles in GHR:
- There are 12 general waste bins on the left hand side and centre of the bin station. There is a large sign on the wall, above them, noting "accommodation waste authorised use only". Regardless of colour, all of these bins are for general waste.
- The aluminium cans container is on right hand side. The cans container is clearly labelled on the front surface.
- The 2 glass bins are also on the right hand side and there is a large sign on the wall, above them, noting "segregated glass only waste no plastic".
- Office paper and dry, clean paper/cardboard can be recycled in the Accommodation Office. No food stained packaging or tetra packs can be accepted.
Water Saving Tips
Take shorter showers to conserve your hot water supply.
Fill the sink with hot water when washing dishes. Continuously running taps wastes your hot water supply.
Do not continuously run taps when shaving or brushing teeth, only turn the tap on when rinsing and turn back off again.
Fill the sink with cold water to wash/rinse fruit/vegetables.