November 11 - International Day of Energy Saving. This holiday is quite young, it has been celebrated since 2008, which is understandable: mankind has never had such a quantity of equipment that requires replenishment of electricity. Why do you need to save electricity, how to do it right and, more importantly, how not to do it - the article will tell.
Why you need to save energy
Since childhood, we perceive the requirements for energy saving as an attempt to save personal finances. And now, when many of us have begun to earn good money, the temptation is great to allow "not to save on ourselves. "However, energy conservation is needed not only to save your own money. This is a good will, a step of a conscious person on the way to protecting the environment and caring for it.
- By saving 100 watts of electricity, you save 50 kg of coal, 30 liters of oil or 30 liters of natural gas. Natural resources are finite, and electricity is consumed all over the world more and more.
- Power generation is often accompanied by harmful emissions into the atmosphere. We consume less - we get less exhaust.
- Conserving resources for future generations. "After us, even a flood" is a bad ideology for a conscious person.
17 simple tricks to save energy
- Turn off the lights when you leave! It's old as the world, has set the teeth on edge since childhood, but it works flawlessly and for free.
- Replacing lamps in the house with LED ones. Hourly savings compared to incandescent lamps are 40 kopecks per lamp. This is a very profitable event indeed.
- Spot lighting. The use of table lamps, sconces and floor lamps instead of a permanently on overhead light.
- Cleanliness is the key to savings. Clean windows and chandeliers will help you save about a third of your energy consumption (compared to dirty ones).
- Light walls, ceilings, and furniture will also help to reduce light on a rainy day by reflecting light.
- Gas stove instead of electric. Replacing a working electric stove with a gas one, of course, will not have economic benefits. But if you decide to buy a new stove, think about this aspect too.
- Washing at low temperatures can save up to 30% energy. It is not necessary to depress at the highest speed. So you will save your clothes, and your electricity bill will come a little less.
- Use the air conditioner economically with closed doors and windows.
- The refrigerator should be located away from the stove or battery.
- If your refrigerator does not have a No Frost system, remember to defrost it regularly.
- Heat water for tea or coffee on the gas stove. At the same time, the use of an electric kettle is more economical than an electric stove.
- For an electric stove, the dishes in which the food is cooked must match the size of the cooking zones. Remember to also cover pots and pans while cooking.
- Unplug all appliances that you are not using at the moment from the mains. And chargers for phones, and a TV, and a microwave, and a washing machine, connected to the network, continue to be meaninglessly powered by energy. In order to simplify this process, put the refrigerator on a separate panel, and extinguish the rest of the devices from the common panel, leaving the house.
- You can turn off the iron about 10 minutes before the scheduled end of ironing.
- When blow-drying your hair, do not blow dry. This is healthier for your hair than drying it completely dry and will help you save some energy.
- Activate the "power saving" mode on your gadgets.
- Set a two-tariff meter to electricity and use delayed start for washing machines and dishwashers for washing and washing dishes at night.
How not to save on electricity
- Deception of management companies. Counter manipulations lead to its breakdown at best. At worst, it can lead to fires and deaths. If the deception is revealed, you will have to pay the difference in the testimony and an administrative fine.
- Replacement of a properly working equipment with equipment with a higher energy consumption class. If your equipment works properly, you should not spend money on replacing it. You will receive the economic effect from such an event in about 15 years.
- Replacing a functioning wiring also only makes sense if it cannot withstand the increased voltage in the network. For prevention and energy conservation, this also has a dubious economic effect. After all, replacing the wiring will cost quite a lot, and the "leak" of electricity is not a very large amount per year. Thus, it takes 100 years to benefit from this operation.
Conserving resources, sensibly approaching the distribution of energy (including one's own), thinking about future generations - these are the motives of a conscious modern person. Not excluding personal savings.