Energy, the numero uno factor which keeps our routines circling daily, Nothing much changed from the early days when a man used only muscle power to do things until the inception of the industrial age. The intelligent ways of harnessing energy during the late 19th century accelerated the evolution of our species. Today energy grid around the planet can be said as the backbone of every economy.
On the other side, the number of gadgets we handle every day reached the all-time high. In general, almost 90% of the total number of equipment we handle are energy dependent either on electricity or gasoline. Negligent energy handling will increase the scarcity to a whole new dimension, conserving energy will not only contribute to mankind but also help us cut the expense on monthly energy bills.
Come along let’s go through the short list of tips, which we can start today
1Burn Carbohydrates not Hydrocarbons
🙂 For short distance travel prefer either walking or cycling, if your desk is located at third floor of your office Instead of elevators, climb the stairs by foot. This is a sure win-win act, this will not just save energy this will help you burn excess fat and use full for those who cannot spare time to workout at gymnasium daily.
2Turn Out the Lights
🙂 Don’t forget to flip the switch when you leave a room. This is the most common mistake most of the people do.
🙂 Remember this at the office, too. Turn out or dim the lights in unused conference rooms, and when you step out for lunch. Work by daylight when possible. A typical commercial building uses more energy for lighting than anything else.
3Unplug unused Appliances
🙂 Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Every house is full of little plastic power supplies to charge cell phones, PDA’s, digital cameras, cordless tools and other personal gadgets. Keep them unplugged until you need them many chargers draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger.
🙂 Even when they’re turned off, home electronics in “standby” mode use energy to power features like clock displays. Even when you think these products are off, together, their “standby” consumption can be equivalent to that of a 75 or 100-watt light bulb running continuously.
🙂 Plug electronics into a power strip, then turn the strip off when not in use to save in energy costs.
4Set Computers to Sleep and Hibernate
🙂 Enable the “sleep mode” feature on your computer, allowing it to use less power during periods of inactivity. In Windows, the power management settings are found on your control panel. Mac users, look for energy saving settings under system preferences in the apple menu.
🙂 Configure your computer to “hibernate” automatically after 30 minutes or so of inactivity. The “hibernate mode” turns the computer off in a way that doesn’t require you to reload everything when you switch it back on. Allowing your computer to hibernate saves energy and is more time-efficient than shutting down and restarting your computer from scratch. When you’re done for the day, shut down.
5Appliance Operational Checklist
🙂 Keep your freezer full – it uses less energy than an empty one. For maximum savings, consider filling your freezer with liter containers of water.
🙂 Hang dress clothing to air dry on portable laundry racks; they will also look better. A clothesline is the most energy-efficient clothes dryer of all!
Match your pot size to the burner on your stove. Heat is lost when small pots are used on large burners.
🙂 Make sure your AC has a rating and works at its peak performance, clogged air filters can reduce the efficiency of the conditioner drastically.
🙂 Replace halogen light bulbs, which can get hot enough to be a fire hazard, with CFLs – they use less energy and don’t get as hot. Consider using timers to turn lights on in the morning and off during the day. Select light-colored or opaque lampshades. Place lamps in corners so they reflect light from two walls.
Bonus tip 😉
Consider a laptop next time when you’re looking to buy a computer – they use less energy than desktop computers