With the world energy crisis deepening, conservation of electricity and other forms of energy has
become a must. Electricity is the prime source of energy, that we use in our day-to-day life and we need
to conserve it in every possible way.
Please, take a few moments to read the valuable tips that will save energy & money and
ultimately help conserve our natural resources.
The Domestic Sector accounts for 30% of total energy consumption in the country. There is a
tremendous scope to conserve energy by adopting simple measures. Economic use of home appliances
can help in reducing electricity bills.
Useful Tips to Save Energy:
- Turn off the lights when not in use
- Take advantage of daylight by using light-colored, loose-weave curtains on your windows to allow daylight to penetrate the room. Also, decorate with lighter colors that reflect daylight.
- Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it.
- Compact fluorescent bulbs are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting.
- Replace conventional regulators with electronic regulators for ceiling fans.
- Select iron boxes with automatic temperature cutoff
- Use appropriate regulator position for ironing
- Do not put more water on clothes while ironing
- Do not iron wet clothes
- Microwaves ovens Consumes 50 % less energy than conventional electric / gas stoves
- Don’t open the oven door too often to check food condition as each opening leads to a temperature drop of 25°C
- Turn off electric stoves several minutes before the specified cooking time
- Use flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the cooking coil
- When cooking on a gas burner, use moderate flame settings to conserve LPG
- Remember that a blue flame means your gas stove is operating efficiently
- Yellowish flame is an indicator that the burner needs cleaning
- Use pressure cookers as much as possible
- Use lids to cover the pans while cooking
- Bring items taken out of refrigerators (like vegetables, milk etc) to room temperature before placing on the gas stove for heating
- Do not switch on the power when TV and Audio Systems are not in use.
- Turn off your home office equipment when not in use. A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses – more power than an energy-efficient refrigerator.
- If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system’s energy.
- Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
- Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start-ups and shutdowns do not use any extra energy, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear – and saves energy
- Leave enough space between your refrigerator and the walls so that air can easily circulate around the refrigerator
- Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers; frost buildup increases the amount of energy needed to keep the motor running.
- Don’t keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold.
- Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight
- Avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge
- Always wash only with full loads
- Use optimal quantity of water
- Use the correct amount of detergent
- Use hot water only for very dirty clothes
- Prefer air conditioners having automatic temperature cut off
- Leave enough space between your air conditioner and the walls to allow better air circulation
- A roof garden can reduce the load on Air Conditioner
By following these simple tips one can save energy to a large extent.