Practical Measures To Save Power At Home
We all know the difference between the non-renewable and renewable energy resources. We learned it in the school. On the other hand, we have never thought that we would consume the non-renewable energy resources so quickly in our modern world.
Nowadays we are having a critical energy crisis and we are all affected by this problem in our daily lives. However, you can do something about it without leaving everything to the governments. Here are some practical tips to save power and reduce your electricity bills.
Do not leave your computer switched on
We usually shut down our personal computers but forget to switch off our monitors. If you don’t use them, always keep your computer, other peripherals and add-on equipment switched off. You can do it when you are at work. So that you will save more electrical power and contribute to the green world.
Use fluorescent lights
I am sure you all have already seen the advertisements related to the compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb. Use these energy-efficient lambs as much as you can. At first sight, these lambs seems to be more expensive than the other regular bulbs, however CFL bulbs are much more cost-effective in the long turn and they will help you save high amounts of energy. So start using CFL bulbs immediately. It is a practical power-saving measure that anyone can easily apply at their houses.
Use the air conditioner carefully
The temperature setting of the air conditioners can help you save considerable amount of energy. Set the temperature at the optimal comfort level (not to high or not too low) according to the season. If you use the most appropriate setting with reasonable temperatures, you can save lots of energy.
Use the washing machine in the best possible way
Don’t use your machine often and check if you have enough clothes to wash. In order to use your machine efficiently, watch the load capacity of your washing machine and try to reduce the numbers of washes. Also make sure to use your machine when it is full of clothes.
Use your television set efficiently
If you don’t use your television set, then take off the power plug. It does not seem to be worthwhile at the beginning but it will help you save power.
Watch the temperature setting of your geyser
It is not necessary to heat water for long time at a very high temperature. So keeping the thermostat at the minimum heat level is very important to save power.
Small tip about your refrigerator
It is a fact that you can save power if you bring hot foods to room temperature before putting it into the refrigerator and even taking cold or frozen food out of the refrigerator much before the mealtime.
While using your car
For cars with air-conditioner equipment, first close the windows of your car and then switch on air-conditioner to save power.
Generate your own free electricity
Nowadays, solar and wind energy based solutions are very popular worldwide. You can use a do-it-yourself guide like Earth4Energy and generate your own free electricity for your home.