Useful Energy Saving Tips
Following are some energy saving tips. Try these and save energy and money at the same time.
Use Energy Savers
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (Energy Savers). These bulbs produce the same amount of light by using 1/4 of the electricity and they last for many years.
Don't leave lights on when no one is in the room. If you are going to be out of the room for more than five minutes, turn off the light.
Don't Leave Things Turned On
Turn off the TV when no one is watching it. The same goes for computers, radios and stereos - if no one using it, turn it off. Turn off all the appliances at the surge protector/control strip - that four- or six-plug extension chord that you plug all your electric articles into.
Reduce Air Conditioning
Reduce thermostat of air conditioning and you will save energy. If you have ceiling fans or other fans, turn them on. The blowing air can make you feel 5 degrees cooler without increasing thermostat degrees of the air conditioner. Fans use a lot less electricity than air conditioners!
Wear clothing that is designed for warm weather. It will help you keep your body cooler.
Check your AC filters. These filters should last no more than 90 days. Replace or clean filters. Clean filters let the appliance work more effectively and efficiently.
Mark all the leakages of room where you are using air conditioning. Fix the holes and leakages so that your air conditioner doesn't have to work more to cool out your room. Just Seal up air leaks throughout the house.
Think about your curtains. Keeping the curtains closed on very hot days keeps the hot air out!
Save Water to save electricity
Save water. Wasting water wastes electricity. Why? Because the biggest use of electricity in most cities is supplying water.
75 percent of the water we use in our homes is used in the bathroom. You use about five gallons to seven gallons of water with every flush! A leaky toilet can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water a year. Wow!
Drippy faucets are bad, too. A faucet that leaks enough water to fill a soda bottle every 30 minutes will waste 2,192 gallons of water a year.
Another simple way to save water AND energy is to take shorter showers. You'll use less water in showers.
Kitchen Articles can save energy
If you need to warm up or defrost small amounts of food, use a microwave instead of the stove to save energy. Microwave ovens use around 50 percent less energy than conventional ovens do. For large meals, however, the stove is usually more efficient. In the summer, using a microwave causes less heat in the kitchen, which saves money on air conditioning.
Don't keep the refrigerator door open any longer than you need to. Close it to keep the cold air inside! Also, make sure the door closes securely. There is a rubber-like seal around the door that you can test. Just close the door on a currency note, and then see how easy it is to pull out. If the note slides out easily, the door is probably leaking cold air from inside.
Is there an old refrigerator? Old refrigerators are real energy eater. An old refrigerator could be costing your family more than Rs. 10000/- a year to operate. Replace it and remember that one large refrigerator is cheaper to run than two smaller ones.
Sleep outside when possible
Avoid excessive use of AC. Nights are pleasant in most of summer time, sleep in open air when possible.
After implementing all these tips on energy saving, keep an eye on your electricity bill. Check you much you are saving. If you are not satisfied from your savings try more energy saving tipsâ¬Â¦.