Tips to Conserve Energy to Save the Planet

There are hundreds of ways in which one can conserve energy to save the planet. A few tips are listed below to give it a start:

  1. Reduce consumption of light to Conserve Energy

We must use fluorescent light bulbs as they use less energy than standard light bulbs. The LED bulb is another variant we can use to save electricity. We should only light the rooms when we need them. Not all the rooms require the same amount of light. So it’s better to use lights according to that particular rooms requirements. Rather than having several low voltage bulbs in a room, one should only use one high voltage LED lamp. One should know the recommended voltage to use and not exceed it. Also be sure to switch off the outdoor bulbs when they are not needed.

  1. Proper usage of appliances to Conserve Energy

We must regularly clean the frost from the fridge to ensure it gives optimal performance. Also, you need to clean the fridge at least twice a year to remove the dirt and dust to enable it to run more efficiently. The fridge should be set at a temperature slightly lower than the room temperature, enough to maintain the food items fresh and ready to use. The fridge should be placed away from the sunlight or any direct heat. Otherwise, it will use more electricity.

  1. Proper use of water

Use a washing machine for which you can control the water usage. It will help you conserve energy since you can use less water when needed. We must not use washing machines where we have no control over the use of water. The laundry should be lined outside to dry in the summer months so that no energy is consumed in drying it. Use cold water for rinsing the clothes to save water and energy, rather than heating water to rinse them. Clean the lint filter in your washer to ensure that it runs efficiently and saves a lot more power. Cars should only be washed when needed. We must keep taps close when brushing teeth or when putting soap on the body to avoid water wastage.

  1. The right use of air conditioners

Use thermostat for your air conditioner. We should use an air conditioner with varying fan speeds. The air conditioning should be installed in a central part of the house. Seal the air conditioner to prevent warm air from getting in. Always start the thermostat at low or medium, not high. Place the external unit of the air conditioner in the cooler part of your home.

Get an energy-efficient model of the air conditioner; one that has a SEER ratio of more than 13. Always determine the size of air conditioner needed for your home before buying. Repair air conditioners to maximize efficiency and always hire repairman every year to tune up the AC. Keep the thermostat clear of heat generating appliances. Clean and replace air conditioner filter frequently. The thermostat settings should be adjusted according to need.

Always close window blinds during the day to keep your house cool so that your air conditioner does not get overloaded. Rooms that are not used shouldn’t be cooled as it would put extra load on the air conditioner causing high energy consumption. The house should be kept cool, and additional appliances should be turned off to avoid excess heat generation.

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Martha Salazar

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