Energy saving..switch off those television sets may be?

@vandana7 (67604)
India
August 26, 2012 10:52pm CST
Or the transmissions .. I mean, if there were no transmissions for say a month, people would not sit before television sets, and so no televisions would be on, right? We wouldnt be eating junk food while we sat there eating so much without realizing we are eating so much. So we save fuel on making those noodles, popcorns, and what have you.. Even the demand for such unnecessary stuff would come down..consequently there would be power savings at the manufacturer's end. Now, back home, I would actually improve in my health..seriously if I dont eat so compulsively. I know all this is a joke.. But it did occur to me, so before somebody gets it patented..I wanted to be the first to disclose it.. What's your energy saving idea..
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 12
And I want to be the first responder here.... Yippey... Let's save and save energy, like our energy of making those pop corn, for sure...
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
And the award goes to..Jenn Seriously, I can really eat NON STOP once I am before television set... One of the reasons, myLotting is a better option for me.
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 12
No different with me in front of a computer playing games while listening to music... Yeah, while responding and commenting you cannot eat...? I would eat one minute and type another minute and eat another minutes and type one minute...
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
I have only one good habit that I can boast of..and that is I dont use either of my hands to eat while mylotting.. Therefore, no eating..and no gaining weight ..lol
• Australia
27 Aug 12
I watch very little TV anyway, but it's a minor energy in any case. What we have done, not just thought about doing, is make our house as energy efficient as possible. We have solar power, roof insulation, heat as much as possible with wood, have low energy light bulbs, and look for good energy ratings on our appliances. Then there's water. We have put in an extra 10,000 litres capacity, giving us 23,000, so we are not using piped water unless there is a long dry spell, and that means a lessening of the energy needed to pipe the water to us (multiply by tens of thousands of households in our region). We use bottled gas for cooking and heating, which isn't a total energy saving but at least is better than using the dirtier and more expensive electricity. Our house is a "Queenslander", built on stumps which allow air to circulate underneath the house and a "breezeway", a passage running east/west, the direction of the prevailing winds, and these make aircon almost unnecessary - I think we used our one-room aircon maybe four times during the heat of summer. Lash
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Interesting suggestions that you offer Lash.. I found the building on stumps for allowing air to circulate more interesting. It is something we have not known about..and orientation towards direction of wind.. That sure can mean a lot of energy saving..a LOT. We Indians use a lot of water lash..I feel. You said 10000 litres, so how does it work to 23000 ..that is one thing I couldnt figure out.. But in any event, we pump water EVERY DAY..almost 20000 litres..irrespective of the season. Just 8 families as of now..in the complex. Bottled gas ..but wouldnt pipe be better? Even we get bottled gas.. Solar power ..you gotta tell these people, they aren't listening..dad is the secretary...next year or the year after, he wants to mandatorily do it for the top floor..:)
• Australia
27 Aug 12
We already had 13,000 litre capacity and added another 10,000, and there are only two of us plus the fur kids, so the demand is not great for us and that sort of capacity, as long as it rains occasionally, is pretty well enough. But 20,000 litres a day for 8 families sounds extraordinary to me - what do you do, wash clothes for the whole world lol?. As for bottled gas, we are in the rural part of Australia, and there is no piped gas at this time. Solar power is getting cheaper and more efficient every month, it seems. It is a big industry in the making here, but it took twenty years of hard lobbying to get short-sighted politicians to get behind the sustainable energy push. Many in the Right side of politics are still denying that there is climate change or that sustainable energy is necessary, they prefer to stay with the very dirty coal-powered electricity. Lash
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
No..we believe we are cleaner than the rest of the world and to prove it, we use more water..lol Actually, that is not true..it can get pretty hot and sticky out here, so people often go for bath twice or more, which means more clothes for wash.. Yeah..solar power is the way..dad is planning to install that next year..I doubt if anybody can dare to oppose him if he is so determined..lol..at times it is necessary to drill sense the hard way. :)
• India
27 Aug 12
Hello my friend vandana7 Ji, Well, I think waste of any natural resources would be paid back in same coins if not today at any later stage in our life time. My grand-father, if I waste single drop of water while getting his hands washed after meals, he would scold me and at times beat me and always remind me that in future I would suffer, now that future has come, when even do not get water for drinking , it comes in silicon city once in fortnight. We have to leave all jobs and fetch water. Similarly, if I am starving for electricity, I am sure I was wasting at times. May God bless You and have a great time
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Yeah..I too remember watching a movie in which the girl was selected for marriage based on how little water she used to wash her feet. :) Our folks were wise..we just ignored their wisdom..:(
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• India
28 Aug 12
[b] Hello my friend vandana7 Ji, So I think we should implement right from this moment at least. I could not understand from my grand father, let's learn from this girl and never waste any energy. May God bless You and have a great time
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 Aug 12
Hi Vandana How about this - Let us open up 500 more 24x7 channels, provide every household with 5 FREE Tele Sets (one each for everyone in family + one extra so that in case anything goes wrong with one, it can be replaced with immediate effect - the major benefits of this scheme would be complete ZERO household violence of any kind as all will be happily engrossed in watching their own fav channel on their own set). Logic: we use up every bit of energy ASAP - so once all energy is spent, there is nothing more left of anything.... A pollution free world! Bliss and Environment Friendly.
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Now that you tell me... Come to think of you that is a splendid idea..no crimes means no police patrolling, and therefore saving on petrol and diesel, and then no crimes means reporters can also shut their cameras and snooze, so another source of savings.. My ..you are becoming a genius sid...I know I know it is the effect of my company but still ..the idea originated from you..and I wont steal it from you..
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 Aug 12
I really owe many things to you my dear.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 12
TV is king for many people. It will take a long ti - TV is king for many people. It will take a long time to wean off the addiction.
To some people, without TV transmission is akin to be the end of the world. How are they going to spend the long boring hours without the magic box? They would prefer to stop the use of electrical appliances such as Refrigerator, washing machine, air conditioner, fan, toaster, iron, and whatever but the TV. They can even promise not to eat any junk food while watching TV if that is the condition. This is not a small matter. TV is serious business. It will take a long time to get most of us to wean off the TV addiction. TV is king http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxanTld0nRY
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
We have created so many things that need power, and now we are short of power, we gotta get serious what we can live without and what we cant live without..lol But come to think of it, yes...without TV it can mean..traveling more often to theaters, and popcorns will get in still..larger helpings..but transportation costs would go up..so may be my idea is not such a good idea..lol
@deazil (4547)
• United States
27 Aug 12
Yes, TV was king in my house. But the need to make money was greater than the king. There was a revolution and King TV lost. I cancelled my cable and now have no TV to watch. I am on the internet all day trying to make some $$. I am partly successful. But it's hard work. Anyway, now there is not much turned on in my house except the computer, a light and my fan. I use less gas for my car because I don't have the time or the money for running around. I would rather have a regular job offline and come home everyday to watch TV. I would like to see the king regain his power and bring peace throughout the land (my house).
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Aug 12
better shut off the internet too
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Are you kidding..
@shibham (17025)
• India
27 Aug 12
i am not kidding aai, you should shut off the internet too.
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
27 Aug 12
Well, dear friend, this is a fight that I do almost every day with my mother, "accusing" her to buy too! Too much, sometimes it reduces precisely to be almost forced to eat food that maybe is not even to our liking, but only for the fact that we bought it and then paid. Personally, I buy only what I need on a daily basis. I am not a person who buys food or anything else at the Mall, just because it is on offer, or because it might one day come to me useful. I think many of us should, especially in times like these where the money is not very abundant in our homes, be more thrifty in spending.
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@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Now you are talking....we should be thrifty with resources at all times..especially now that we have better and more efficient ways to communicate. I remember my aunts used to dress up every evening or evening other evening and be ready for evening drives ..what we called visiting..and likewise, people used to visit us. I used to think..omg..why? We have telephones, right? Call and talk for christ's sake? But when I used to say that, they used to say..we get bored at home..now they had yards and they could have watched television back then, and stitched, or learnt music, or painted..but those traditional stuff were outdated in front of visiting and the so called socializing. We even had parties more often..felt we wasted a lot..merely 30 years ago..
@rambansal (575)
• India
28 Aug 12
Yes, Vandana dear, your idea is great for undisciplined people we generally are. But there are other simpler ways too. Because of unscheduled power cuts and voltage fluctuations, the consumers are forced to have voltage stabilizers for each appliance they feed power to. This wastes, on an average, 25% of electricity really consumed in the appliance. To safeguard against unscheduled power failures, most of the consumers use Batteries and Invertors to feed their loads. This wastes about 50% of electricity used for charging the batteries and then inverting the supply for feeding the loads. And the first and the foremost requirement from all of us is to be self-disciplined which we are not, culturally and habitually. We need to be better human-beings..
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
28 Aug 12
Yeah..we are corrupt lot from the past.. We bribed out way to transform Sati system into horrendous thing. We bribe to get our power connections and water connections. But nature does not accept bribe. So when there is no water, there would be no power, so we need to get real may be..:)
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
1 Sep 12
Oh..he repented the freedom? If it were not disloyal to people like Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, and many others who lost their lives for freedom, I might have said the same thing too. I met one freedom fighter, languishing in an old age home out here, unable to read and do anything much for himself. His kids were abroad, but didnt keep him in better room. That was my first thought when I met him.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 12
Vanda, for me implementing energy saving into my household means i can plan more short vacation in the future. Because i don't need to spend more money into paying the electricity bill. I had cut down the time being spend in front of television. Even i see the lesser time i spend in front of television means, i am spending less on tid-bit and snack as well. Like you say, growing more healthy, too. The more money i am able to save from paying bills the much better, since i got more money for vacation. I like vacation and see new and interesting places. Who knows, maybe i can plan one short vacation to your country and visiting all of you in future.
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
28 Aug 12
Oh myfb..you are welcome to my house ...I cannot offer extraordinary standards, but you can certainly save on your stay out in this city..and try my kind of food. :) I am not a good cook, and am not sure you would relish my cooking..but I will offer whatever humble repast we have at home. We do have bakeries and hotels at walking distance so you would not have much problem eating in some of them. Though I am not sure whether you would like food made to our tastes.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 12
Thanks for welcoming me, Vanda. Don't worry too much about the food that you are going to serve me. In fact, i like some of the Indian food, as long not too spicy. Only time will tell, when i will have the chance to visit your lovely country and Taj Mahal...Do take care always...
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
27 Aug 12
hi Vandana Madam, Power saving is good thing and good practice also.We have to conserve the Power and we have increase the use of Solar power and we have to minimize the Electricity usage. Do not waste Electricity,switch off the lights and fans when you are not using them.Do not depend on Electrical gadgets and use natural resource for air and heat,have a nice day.
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Yes that is so true. Unfortunately, I have to keep light on in my drawing room as the illumination is limited in that room. If I choose to open the window, my privacy goes out of window literally..lol
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
28 Aug 12
Hi Vandana Madam, Thanks for the response,yes if you close the doors the outer lighting will not come inside and without light you cannot work in the room. If you open the window ,you have opened your privacy to the public. It is better to cover your windows with thin cloth or one side window,so that your privacy and save of Energy at a time. Have a nice day.
@Micmac (9435)
27 Aug 12
Vandana dear, No television for a month would not be practical to save energy but think of what it will do to expand the population explosion because less televsion watching means people have more time for hanky panky. So television sets increase population to consume more energy in the long run. To conserve energy, I close my blinds and pull down the shades to reduce about 20& heat from my room so it is cooler indoors and I don't have to use the fan so much on hot days. I use night lights and turn off lights. Check for dripping faucets that waste water and tighten them or repair with new gaskets. Go to outdoor parks and cook outside to save oven gas.
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
28 Aug 12
Wow..how come I never thought of that..I mean..population..yes..the numbers were higher when television was not around..lol But hey, now we are facing the prospect of diabetic and muscular degerated population by the time a generation reaches 50's, not to mention coronary and kidney problems. Agreed television deserves only 50 percent of that blame, computer deserves the rest of the credit. :)
• United States
27 Aug 12
You are right Vandy. I watch tv but I don't eat in the living room. I no longer eat mindlessly and have lost over 20 pounds in 3 months.
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
28 Aug 12
I eat mindlessly..and I am desperate to lose about 20 pounds. :) Your remark makes me feel I can also do that. :) Thanks. :)
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
27 Aug 12
Good morning, Ms. Vandy (it is here)! Energy saving is such a part of my life..I am just not sure which makes the largest impact! But I do know, anything that heats is one of the greatest consumptives! Like stoves, furnaces, hot water tanks, etc. If I turn the stove on, or oven (living on an Island, we do not have gas) I cook many meals..and bake many things! In winter I have wood heat, and do most of my cooking on wood stove! Turn off and unplug ALL "vampire" electricals...like T.V., computer, anything that sucks power, even tho' turned off! Low consumptive light bulbs...and NONE left on in rooms not being used! I have 13,500 gallons (54,000 litres) of collected water in storage tanks, located uphill from my domains...so all water is gravity fed, and is collected off roofs. Never run water until it is hot, collect all that cold water and use for watering plants, etc. And last, but NOT least, for the past almost 6 years..my major form of transportation (I live very rurally)has been an Electric Bike) costs 32 cents for 95 kilometres! I have two other domains on my property that I rent, and out total electric bill is about $100.00 per month...very reasonable!
@vandana7 (67604)
• India
27 Aug 12
Hi perga..that sounds so great!!! Uphill ..well, we have only a small flat..or apartment whichever way you call it.. :) So uphill water gets consumed by people living between uphill and us..lol Someday I will take a picture of that, and load it here, for you to realize how it can be. :) But the most impressive thing is electric bike..and you say you've used it for six years..I would make it mandatory out here..if it were not for shortage of power. Yes, 100 dollars per month for TOTAL ELECTRIC BILL of the entire domain is VERY VERY reasonable..I pay almost 120 dollars or so in summers now..for just one flat..of course we run the Air Conditioner. It can be almost 42 to 45 degrees. So bill just zooms.