Energy efficiency quiz

Question 1

Using fans instead of air conditioning can dramatically reduce your electricity bill.

a) True

b) False

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Question 2

Amanda’s washing machine has broken down and she needs to buy a new one. Which of the following types of washing machines is most energy efficient?

a) A front loader

b) A top loader

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Question 3

Fridges and freezers operate most efficiently when they are empty.

a) True

b) False

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Question 4

What is the ideal temperature to set your air conditioning unit to in summer?

a) 18°C – 20°C

b) 21°C

c) 22°C

d) Above 23°C

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Question 5

What is the ideal temperature to set your heating unit to in winter?

a) 18°C – 20°C

b) 21°C

c) 22°C

d) Above 23°C

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Question 6

Doing which of the following will reduce your energy usage?

a) Turning lights off when not needed.

b) Swapping your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs.

c) Only running the dishwasher when it’s full.

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Question 7

On average, hot water accounts for what percentage of a household’s energy usage.

a) 5%

b) 10%

c) 25%

d) 60%

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Question 8

Eddy has a large clothes dryer and on average he uses it 3 times a fortnight.  The dryer has a 1.5 star energy rating. Approximately how much does this cost him per year?

a) $30

b) $45

c) $90

d) $150

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Question 9

Michael never turns his television off, instead keeping it on standby when it is not in use. Does this affect his electricity bill?

a) Yes

b) No

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Question 10

Priya is considering installing solar panels onto her roof to support renewable energy and reduce her energy bills. Which of the following things should she consider?

a) Whether her roof receives enough sunlight during the day

b) What size panels she needs, and whether they will fit on her roof

c) The cost of the system compared to the potential savings

d) All of the above

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Last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:24