How To Save Energy In Your Home? - 20th March 2014

How to Save Energy in Your Home?

Want to save energy in your home? Just a few small changes to the way you sue energy can make a huge difference in your energy bill. Here are some tips for you to save. Follow them.

  • Install LED lights and bulbs in your home. They last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 10 times longer than CFLs. These lights use only 2-17 watts electricity, which is 1/30th or 1/3rd CFL or incandescent.   
  • DVD players, TVs, stereos, game consoles and computers use energy even in standby mode. When you are not using them, make sure to switch them off at the wall.
  • Microwaves use less energy than an oven. But when using an oven, make sure you do not open its door frequently.
  • Always decrease the hot water temperature. The hot water thermostat shouldn’t be higher than 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Higher than this temperature means you will end up mixing it with cold water for cooling it down for use.

  • Running your AC at 78°F rather than 72°F can save between six and eighteen percent on your cooling bill. The smaller is the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures, the lower will be your overall cooling bill. So, set the thermostat as high as you can during the summer season.

  • Don’t place a TV set or lamp near an air conditioning thermostat. This will cause the air conditioner to run longer than needed. The thermostat will actually sense heat from the appliance. So, always keep them apart to save energy.

To find more tips and information on energy conservation, stay connected to Good Steps blog.

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