Reduce your utility expenses and your carbon footprint with these 10 simple steps.
- When you leave a room, turn off the light. The misconception that it takes more electricity to switch it on than to keep it on is, well, just a misconception.
- Save $700 yearly on your air-conditioning bills if you were to run the air-conditioner for about an hour and then switch to a fan.
- Always wash a full load but don’t fill the washer to the brim. That might damage the machinery or even the clothing.
- Look for a refrigerator with a four-tick energy label and you can save about $65 per year as compared to a two-tick model.
- Put up dividers or partitions so your air-conditioner cools a smaller, more targeted space. The larger the space, the harder your air-conditioner needs to work to cool it.
- When it comes to heating dishes, always use the microwave oven rather than the oven.
- Standby power amounts to electricity wastage, so switch off your home appliances at the power socket and save $65 yearly.
- A laptop zaps up less than half the energy used by desktop computers so you might want to consider that for your next computer upgrade.
- Shift your study desk next to a natural light source. With ample daylight, you won’t have to turn on the light and waste unnecessary energy.
- For every LED bulb you choose over an incandescent light bulb, you can save about $20 a year!
And there you have it! How do you save on electricity at home? Post your comment down below.