if you have a swimming pool, the pump accounts for 11-20% household electricity consumption.
Check with your pool pump supplier: you should be able to reduce pump running time in winter to 4-6 hours or less a day.
Also, get the pump serviced regularly, keep filters clean and cover the pool when not in use. It will need less cleaning so the pump can be run less often.
- Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, July 2012