How to Reduce Energy Consumption
Reducing the energy consumption at home is the first step to having an eco-friendly home. You can work on the quality of your lifestyle and the pollution you create (and you do – everyone does!) and make for a better tomorrow, starting with your own home. The variety of ways to reduce your energy consumption is large, and you can take your pick from quite a long list. Use these methods to get the best results:
- Turn off the lights. People often leave their rooms well lit for no particular reason. When you leave a room, simply flip the switch and turn the lights off to reduce power consumption.
- Get PCs or laptops with an energy saving feature. With this the computer will take care of the energy consumption of the display and won’t weigh in on your electricity bill.
- Efficient household appliance use. Don’t use the dish washer unless it’s full. Don’t keep the fridge door open. Don’t leave a heater on if there’s no one in the room. These are rules that your parents keep repeating and there is a reason for that.
- Adjust the AC unit or thermostat based on the temperature outside. If it is levelled with the temperature, it will not use up any energy in an attempt to reach other chosen temperatures.