These are basic, easy-to-do things that help you be good to nature. Conserving energy preserves the forests, water, and natural resources. So by doing so, you can slow down global warming and enjoy a better, healthier life.

The Domestic Sector consumes 30% of total energy consumption in the country. The typical family spends about $1900 per year on home energy costs, and those numbers are rising. You should do everything you can to lower your energy costs and make your home more energy efficient.

If you are paying 30% higher than you need to for a commodity like electricity—you are burning money.

By following these simple tips, you can save energy to a large extent.

Lighting
  • 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.
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting.
  • Use electronic chokes in place of conventional copper chokes.
Fans
  • Replace conventional regulators with electronic regulators for ceiling fans
  • Install exhaust fans at a higher elevation than ceiling fans
Electric Iron
  • 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
Electronic Devices
  • Do not switch on the power when TV and Audio Systems are not in use i.e. idle operation leads to an energy loss of 10 watts/device.
Computers
  • 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.
  • Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
  • 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.


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