Saturday, August 4, 2012

Green Electricity – Know How

v Lighting System

ü Automatic lighting saves a lot of energy. Consider placing light sensors, dimmers, automatic timers etc. so that the lights go off when not in use to save electricity.

ü As far as possible, use task specific lights.

ü 90% of energy consumed by an ordinary bulb goes off as heat rather than ight.

ü Replace all ordinary bulbs with energy saving CFL bulbs. They use 75% less electricity than ordinary bulbs.

ü Recycling one aluminum can can save as much energy to power a TV for six hours!

ü Don’t keep your video games, computers and other appliances powered on or on sleep mode. These devices still use electricity when not in use. Idea is to plug them into a power strip and shut off the power strip when the appliances are not in use.

ü Dirty tube lights and bulbs reflect less light and can absorb 50% of the light; dust your tube lights and bulbs.

v Air Conditioners

ü Use fans or table fans as the first priority of cooling during the summers. Celling fans cost 30p per hour to operate whereas AC cost Rs. 10 per hour.

ü Shading walls and windows of the host can reduce AC consumption by about 40%

ü Set the AC to work at 250 C to provide the most comfort at least cost.

ü Keep doors to air conditioned rooms closed as far as possible.

ü Clean the AC air filters every month. Clean filters help AC to work more efficiently and consume much less energy.

v Refrigerators

ü Refrigerator motors and compressors generate heat, so allow enough air flow around them. If the heat cant escape, the motor will run harder and consume more electricity.

ü Make sure to properly the door of the refrigerator so that the temperature is maintained properly.

ü Periodic maintenance ensures efficiency and less consumption of energy.

v Reuse & Recycle

ü Reduce waste by using recyclable materials. Decrease the use of disposables as they add to non-biodegradable waste.

ü Make sure to recycle what cannot be reused such as paper, plastic etc.

ü Refuse the use of plastic bags, use cloth bags wherever possible.

ü If you reduce your household waste you can save 1200 pounds of carbon di oxide annually.


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