5 Things You Can Do To Conserve Energy At Your Home - 24th April 2014
Whenever you save energy, remember one thing-you are not only saving money, you are even reducing the demand for fossil fuels like oil, natural gas and coal. And less burning of the fossil fuels obviously means lower emanation of CO2, the key contributor to global warming. Here we have discussed about a few things, which you need to follow to conserve energy in your home.
Turning down your refrigerator
Refrigerators consume a lot of energy accounting for about twenty percent of household electricity use. Make use of a thermometer for setting your refrigerator temperature near about 37 degrees and the freezer to about 3 degrees. Ensure to turn on the energy saver switch.
Running the dishwasher when full
Only when the dishwasher is full, run it. Also use its energy saving setting, if it’s there, to let the dishes air dry. If you want, you can even turn off its drying cycle yourself. Not making use of heat during the drying cycle will save twenty percent of the dishwasher’s total power use.
Turning down the water heater thermostat
Have you ever noticed that thermostats are usually set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit when 120 is basically fine? Check out yours and turn it down to 120 degrees. This will actually prevent tons of annual CO2 emissions.
Selecting energy-efficient models while replacing old home appliances and fixtures
Always look for power saving devices when replacing your old home appliances and fixtures. Purchase the one that’s sized to your need-not the one that is bigger.The washing machines that feature front loading typically cut hot water usage by 60-70% in comparison to the general machines. The CFLs or incandescent bulbs consume more energy than the LED lights and bulbs. Replacing a 1973 refrigerator with a new energy-efficient model is also a wise decision.
Replacing or cleaning air filters
A lot of energy is lost when the hot air furnaces and air conditioners have to work harder for drawing air by dirty filters. However, cleaning the dirty AC filter saves five percent of energy used.
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