Ways to save electricity

China
January 31, 2009 2:28am CST
Saving electricity is our obligation, and meanwhile expense saving in the long run. Among others, i would share with you the following - Use energy saving lamps, select the cost effective ones, to save 75% of power vs normal lamps. - Defrost before cooking in microwave oven. - Select refrig and freezer suitable for the family. Check door sealing and avoid frequent opening. Do not keep refrig overstuffed to facilitate air circulation. Defrost, and dust condensor regularly to improve cooling effect. - Select air conditioner suitable for room space. Keep doors and windows closed when in use. clean filter regularly, which can save 30% power. - Down regulate the brightness and volume of TV set. Avoid frequent switching. Deplug after switching off. - Use washing machine in bulk. After 3 yrs use, change or adjust motor belt for best tightness. Lubricate parts regularly where needed to optimize operation.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
31 Jan 09
Hi zhuhuifen, Thank you for this discussion, you have suggested a lot of good tips that I'm sure many people hadn't really considered. Blessings.
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@kewlme (163)
• Philippines
10 May 09
Thank you for sharing your tips. I am also saving for my electricity since I do not want to end up paying a high bill due to my carelessness. What I usually do is I unplug the cord if I will not use the appliance. And before I will go to work all of appliance except for my refrigerator should be shut down. As of now, I am successful with it since my bill is lesser.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I agree with the first responder in saying that these things are very good ideas, and not any that I have really heard in bulk before. I think that doing this a long with the regular turning off of lights if not in use, and every time you leave a room will help. I know that I do not use the light unless I really need to and opt for turning the blinds so as to get more light. I enjoy doing these things and am satisfied that this little bit helps in a big way around the world, and in my area! I hope that everyone will continue to do this long after the economic struggles end, and more things will be invented to be sufficient, more things are recycled and more people do both!