Any tips on how to Save Energy in our home/office.
August 15, 2007 2:43am CST
Energy supply has become an issue in this years,and public cooperate can help reduce this problem.Creating and maintaining an energy efficient home can greatly reduce the cost of utility bills and benifit the environment by conserving our natural resources. 1. Turn off computer unless in use,especially at night. 2. Turn off monitor in saver 3. Turn off unused or unneeded light. ANY TIP HOW TO SAVE?
15 Aug 07
Creating and maintaining an energy efficient home can greatly reduce the cost of utility bills and benefit the environment by conserving our natural resources. Here are some cheap and simple measures you can do right now to save electricity at home/office: 1. always turn off the lights when leaving the room 2. don't leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave appliances on charge unnecessarily 3. if you're not filling up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half-load or economy programme 4. only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle) 5. a dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off 6. use energy saving light bulbs - they last 12 times longer than ordinary lightbulbs 7. keep the refrigerator and freezer frost free 8. focus the light where you need it most instead of lightning an entire room 9. match the size of the pan to the burner 10. its important that you do home energy check cheers! :D
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15 Aug 07
When you buy new appliances, try to get the most energy efficient appliances possible. Use energy efficient light bulbs. If you can, use an outdoor clothesline on nice days. If you can't, if there is room somewhere in your house, use an indoor clothes drying rack to dry clothes. This doesn't work very well on damp days or in damp climates, but it does work for some people some times. My oven is huge, so I try to cook three meals or all of one big meal in it. Like 3 kinds of meat at one time and then we only have to heat up the other 2 meals. Just make sure there is space between pans enough to allow air/heat circulation. Don't overfill, but don't underfill. We put a new roof on our house and cut heating costs in the winter time in half. Shut lights off when you're not in a room. Some places, the electric company will come in and look your home over for you. They can help you make your home more efficient. They often make that offer once or twice a year. It may come on the bill or on a pamphlet inside the bill. They gave me free aerators for my shower and sink. Check your hot water heater. What temp is it on and do you need it that high? Ours was set at 140 F and I had it turned down to 120. One summer, I worked at a school that served 2 snacks (one AM and one PM) and a lunch. I shut down my refrigerator, cleaned it and blocked it open. I was eating three meals every day somewhere else anyway. On the weekends, I ate peanut butter and jam, fresh food from my garden or wild food that I foraged. That summer my electric bill was $50 a month. Also washed all my clothes in one load a week and dried them on the clothes line. BEing single was cheap. Put your freezer in the coolest area you can if you have a spare freezer. My parents put theirs in the basement. Easier on the freezer and on your pocketbook in the summer time.