Advises

Every year electricity gets more and more expensive. Read on to find out how you can save electricity and money with this handy selection of energy saving tips.

Lighting

LEDs are small, solid light bulbs that are powerful, energy-efficient, and long lasting. This makes LEDs far more durable than traditional incandescent light bulbs. LED technology also provides many additional advantages over incandescent, fluorescents, and compact fluorescent lamps and lighting devices.

 

Energy Efficient. LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

Save on Your Fridge & Freezer

  • Defrost your fridge regularly.
  • Check that the door seals are strong and intact.
  • Don’t stand Freezer’s Back Side too near the Wall.
  • Avoid putting warm or hot food in the fridge or freezer. Ιt requires more energy to cool it down.
  • Clean condenser coils twice a year.
  • Get rid of old refrigerators. They use twice the energy as new Energy Star® models.
  • Keep refrigerators full but not overcrowded.
  • Defrost your fridge regularly. When ice builds up, your freezer uses more electricity. If it frosts up again quickly, check that the door seals are strong and intact.
  • Do not stand the fridge next to the oven or other hot appliances if you can help it. Also ensure there is plenty of ventilation space behind and above it.
  • Keep the fridge at 40°F and the freezer at 0°F. Empty and then turn your fridge off if you go on a long vacation (but make sure you leave the door open).
  • Aim to keep your fridge at least three-quarters full to maintain maximum efficiency. A full fridge is a healthy fridge.
  • Avoid putting warm or hot food in the fridge or freezer. Ιt requires more energy to cool it down.

Air Condition Unit

  • For Home Purpose use Window unit Instead Of Split Unit.
  • For Office and Commercial Purpose Use Split AC instead of Window unit.
  • Just set the times and temperatures to match your schedule and you will save money and be comfortably cool when you return home.
  • Get air conditioner maintenance each year.
  • Checks the condenser coils, the evaporator coils, the blower wheel, the filter, the lubrication and the electrical contacts.
  • Replace worn and dirty equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Replace air conditioner filters every month.
  • Turn off central air conditioning 30 minutes before leaving your home.
  • Consider using ceiling or portable fans to circulate and cool the air.
  • Try increasing your air conditioner temperature. Even 1 degree higher could mean significant savings, and you will probably not notice the difference.
  • Keep central air conditioner usage to a minimum or even turn the unit off  if you plan to go away.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat. Just set the times and temperatures to match your schedule, and you will save money and be comfortably cool when you return home.
  • Get air conditioner maintenance each year ensure your service person checks the condenser coils, the evaporator coils, the blower wheel, the filter, the lubrication and the electrical contacts. Replace worn and dirty equipment for maximum efficiency.
  • Replace air conditioner filters every month.
  • Buy the proper size equipment to meet your family’s needs an oversized air conditioner unit will waste energy.
  • If you have a furnace, replace it at the same time as your air conditioner system. Why? Because it is your furnace fan that blows cool air around your home, and a newer furnace fan provides improved air circulation all year round, plus saves energy costs.

Water Heater

  • Check your hot water temperature. It does not need to be any higher than 140°F for washing purposes.
  • Plug the basin or bath when you run any hot water.
  • Use a timer to make sure the heating and hot water are only on when needed.
  • Insulate your hot water pipes to prevent heat loss, and your water will stay hotter for longer. Plus, you will also use less energy to heat it. And simply fitting a jacket onto your hot water tank can cut waste by up to three quarters.
  • Take showers a bath consumes 5 times more hot water. Buy a low flow showerhead for more efficiency and it will pay for itself in no time.
  • Avoid washing dishes under hot running water, and do not pre-rinse before using the dishwasher.
  • Repair dripping hot water taps immediately
  • Make sure hot water taps are always turned off properly.

Washing Machine

  • Wash full loads of Washing Machine you will use your machine less often, saving time, and it is more energy efficient.
  • Wash at a lower temperature or the economy setting to save even more.
  • Use the spin cycle, and then hang washing out rather than tumble drying your clothes and linens will smell fresher!
  • If you need to tumble dry, try a lower temperature setting.
  • Use your dryer for consecutive loads, because the built-up heat between loads will use less energy.

Oven/Electrical Cooker

  • Make sure your oven door closes tightly.
  • Use a microwave rather than conventional oven, when possible.
  • Keep the center of the pan over the element, and keep the lid on when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Only boil the amount of water that you need just ensure there is enough water to cover the heating element. Turn the element or electric kettle down as soon as it reaches the boiling point.

Computer / Laptop

  • Buy a laptop instead of a desktop, if practical. Saving Energy 5 %.
  • If you buy a desktop, get an LCD screen instead of an outdated CRT.
  • Use sleep mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approx 40%.
  • Turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system’s energy.
  • Screen savers save computer screens, not energy.
  • Use separate On/Off switch Socket Instead of One.
  • Laser printers use more electricity than inkjet printers.

Buy efficient electric appliances

  • They use two to 10 times less electricity for the same functionality, and are mostly higher quality products that last longer than the less efficient ones. In short, efficient appliances save you lots of energy and money.
  • In many countries, efficiency rating labels are mandatory on most appliances. Look Energy Star label is used.