We could all use a small amount of additional cash in our pockets these days, but how is it doable to conserve money on your household energy expense? It is possible for you to have an effective power-saving house just by following a few ways to conserve energy.
The majority of population is not aware of how much power they throw away. Begin by examining the water temperature. The thermostat should not be more than 60 degrees Celsius which is 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Conserving electricity is one more method to make sure that your home is utilizing power efficiently. We have all have heard our parents’ grumble about us to ensure that the light is always turned off every time we leave a room, but do we all follow this at home? It is a painless way to save energy.
Also, are you aware that putting your home appliances like televisions, stereos and DVD players on “standby” mode when not in used still consume power? In case you are not using these gadgets, make it a point that they are turned off. These gadgets can consume an average of five to ten percent of home energy when on standby mode. Several appliances will even consume electricity when they are plugged in, but not in use like the microwave. If you are not using your microwave for a while, unplug it from the power outlet. Many people leave their microwave plugged in so they can check the time that is shown in front. A wiser way would be to get a clock with batteries and put it at a corner in your kitchen where it can be seen.
Also, allowing your PC on screen saver instead of turning it off consumes energy. There are even times when it consumes more power than them times when it is actually being used. Also, it decreases the life of your monitor. The best way is to just simply turn off your computer, or set it to turn off automatically if in idle mode for a certain period of time. You would be surprised with how much money you can save. Another way is reducing the brightness of your screen monitor, which also improves the battery life of your notebooks. Also, you may replace your old CRT monitor with an LCD. This no-fuss adjustment will decrease your power consumption by about sixty-six percent!
One more solution is by changing your ways of washing clothes. Choose a front loader instead of a top loader when buying a new washer because it saves more water and electricity. Hang your clothes instead of drying them in a dryer. It does not only save energy, but also better for your clothes.
These simple procedures will make sure that you are on the right track in controlling your energy consumption while helping your environment.