Energy Conservation Tips
Electricity Saving Tips For Home
1. Switch off unnecessary lights during the day.
2. Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
3. One of the best energy-saving devices is the light switch. Turn off lights when not required.
4. Dirty tube lights and bulbs less light and can absorb 50 percent of the light; dust your tube lights and lamps regularly.
5. Fluorescent tube lights and CFLs convert electricity to visible light up to 5 times more efficiently than ordinary bulbs and thus save about 70% of electricity for the same lighting levels.
6. Ninety percent of the energy consumed by an ordinary bulb (incandescent lamp) is given off as heat rather than visible light.
7. By reducing the temperature setting of water heater from 60 degrees to 50 degrees C, one could save over 18 percent of the energy used at the higher setting.
8. To help reduce heat loss, always insulate hot water pipes, especially where they run through unheated areas. Never insulate plastic pipes.
9. Iron your clothes and linen all in one go. Do not keep a hot iron which is switched in an upright position for long period since more heat will be lost.
10. Avoid storing hot / warm food in the refrigerator.
11. Use of white or light colours for interior walls, ceilings, curtains, drapes and furniture reflects more light within the building and therefore further reduces the cost of lighting.
12. Do not set the temperature regulator of the refrigerator at high if the quantity of the food within is small. Also, stack food items inside to allow air circulation.
13. By locating doors and windows to admit more sunlight through them you can avoid using electricity for lighting your home during the day.
14. Auto defrost refrigerators consume more electricity. Larger the refrigerator, higher will be the usage of electricity. Efficient energy management is key to sustainable development and growth and let’s leave no stone unturned to conserve energy.
Safety Tips For Office
1. Turn off your office equipment when not in use. A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses – more power than an energy-efficient refrigerator.
2. If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system's energy.
3. Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
4. Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start-ups and shutdowns do not use any extra energy, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear and saves energy.
5. Close the door when A.C. is ON.
6. Switch off unnecessary lights during the day.
7. Make sure there are sufficient wall outlets in the office so you don't have to use extension cords. If you have to use an extension cord, make sure it is rated for the products to be plugged in.
8. Never keep an extension cord plugged in when not in use. The cord will still conduct electricity until it is unplugged from the outlet.
9. Use correctly wired, three-prong electrical outlets. This assures the equipment is grounded .
Electricity Saving Tips For Industries
1. Invest in energy-efficient equipment. When upgrading or adding new equipment, look for energy efficiency equipments.
2. Install occupancy sensors. These inexpensive devices can reduce lighting costs by up to 40 percent by turning off lights in unoccupied areas.
3. Reduce lighting where possible and take advantage of natural daylight. Turning lights off or dimming them during the day allows for lower energy costs and a more comfortable environment. Also, remove excess lighting, and turn off signage and other lights not necessary for security and safety.
4. Turn off or set equipment to power down when not in use.
5. Install timers, time clocks or photocells to ensure that interior and exterior lights are turned off at the appropriate time.
6.Install programmable thermostats or timers to give you better control when the heat or air conditioning is on. Programmable thermostats also will help you control the temperature you want to maintain.
7.Reduce the hours your equipment is left running unnecessarily. PCs, monitors, printers, copiers and scanners should be turned off at night and over weekends if they aren’t needed.
8. Prohibit use of equipment and appliances not confirming to standards.
Electricity Saving Tips For Agriculture
1. Timely maintenance of existing equipment is the fastest and least expensive way to cut energy costs.
2. Vegetable growers who are saving upwards of 25% in water pumping, fertilizer and herbicide costs by using subsurface drip irrigation technologies.
3. Test your well pumps and improve overall pumping plant efficiency.
4. When replacing standard motors, buy new energy efficient electric motors.
5. Energy efficient equipment for lighting, heating and ventilation should be used on farms.
6. Operate pumps near best efficiency point.
7. Modify pumping system and pumps losses to minimize throttling.
Let’s conserve today to brighten our tomorrow........