Living sustainably in Dubai doesn't mean you have to be as dry as the desert sand. In fact, it's time to infuse your household with a healthy dose of fun while embracing eco-friendly practices. From energy-efficient shenanigans to water-saving tricks, we'll explore how to transform our Dubai household . Let's embark on this transformative journey together.

Energy efficiency - DEWA is your friend

Please tell me I am not the only one that had her parents telling (screaming?!) at her : ''Its not Versailles here!!!'' every time I would leave a light on at home when I was kid. 

But they were right, despite the care you give to your house and your bling-bling chandelier, your house is not Versailles! Make it a habit to turn off lights and appliances when you do not use them and consider investing in smart home technology to monitor and control energy usage efficiently.

To start by optimizing your energy consumption you can replace traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights, they will last longer but also consume significantly less electricity.

I love that on your DEWA account you can actually see your consumption in detail and also they tell you how much you consume in comparison to your neighbours. Give yourself a challenge to get those numbers down, it will be good for the planet and for your wallet ;)!

Beat the heat and conserve energy

Dubai's scorching summers require constant cooling, but you can still stay cool while minimising energy consumption. 

Get blackout curtains or blinds and be sure they are close to block out direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day. If you live in a house you can get one of this sail shade in front of your windows to ensure it stays cool inside.

Set your AC in energy-saving temperature and be sure it is often maintained to ensure its optimal performance and keep it hygienic.

If you have a hold AC monitor you can change it by yourself it is very easy, go to ACE, show them what you require and then youtube will help you instal it ;)!

Ceiling fans are another energy efficient alternative but lets be honest when the summer is at this pick, you need the cool AC breeze!

In France we have shutters to keep the house cool but here i never saw, I wonder why!?

Water wise living :

Water is a precious resource, and adopting water-saving measures is crucial in a desert climate. 

It is one of the first problem I decided to tackle and I am proud of all the progress we done. We started by ensuring we had no leaky faucets to prevent wastage (and yes we found a massive leakage :O ), then we installed water-saving fixtures : faucet aerators that reduce consumption (and the best is you do not even notice) on all the sinks, they do not cost much and make miracles (reducing water consumtion and bills!), also they are super easy to install! 

You can instal a bottle of plastic water inside the tank of your toilet, it will reduce massively the amount of water you use at every flush (that is the fun trick).

With kid you can make saving water a fun challenge: get showered in less than 3 minutes, find wacky dishwashing techniques, reuse the water for the plants...

I will soon make an article about recycling, as I am a big fan of it!

And you what did you implement in your home to save energy?

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