Yes, you can get rewarded for turning off appliances at the plug socket during Equivents. Only operating appliances that happen to be in cycle when an Equivent starts qualify for earning points from manual turn-off.
The idea is not for you to stop your activities or sit in the dark for an hour!
Instead, let us show you how you can improve your energy saving impact by simple actions that cause no inconvenience to your and your family.
By participating in Equivents manually, you’ll understand more about your energy consumption, identify power intensity of different appliances, and learn how to be smarter about your energy. There are common energy wastages that can be easily avoided without affecting your lifestyle, yet you save energy, reduce CO2 emissions and earn benefits from it!
Here are some ideas:
- Manually disconnect your fridge/freezer (this only applies if your smart plug is not connected already to this appliance).
- Turn off the lights in rooms that are not being used.
Switch off and/or unplug chargers and other electronics not being used such as:
- Stereo equipment
- Phone chargers
Everytime you engage manually during an Equivent you will be awarded extra points!