How To: Reducing Electricity Usage

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Reducing energy use in your home saves you money, increases energy security, and reduces the pollution that is emitted from non-renewable sources of energy.

Read below for a list of ideas on how to reduce the use of electricity.

  • Turn off the lights the moment you go out of a room.
  • In the case of when you’re working in a particular area, like study table, make use of task lighting, like table lamps, instead of lighting the whole room.
  • During summers, use thick curtains and window shades to reduce sunlight. This way, the room temperature will be lower than usual.
  • Keep your printer switched off, when not in use. At the same, turn off your computer when not in use, even if you will be gone for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off TV’s, DVD players and Cable TV converters, when not in use.
  • While using the hairdryer, keep the setting slightly lower than the maximum.
  • Cook Strategically – It takes  a lot of energy to heat up your oven. If you’re cooking something small, use your toaster oven instead.
  • Microwaves also use a fraction of the energy as compared to your oven or stove top. Whenever you can, heat things up in the microwave to save energy.
  • When you use the dishwasher, never ever run a half load. Want to save even more? Turn off the manual “heat dry” and let your dishes air dry.
  • Hand wash large pots, pans, and dishes. These take up a lot of room in the dishwasher, and you’ll use the dishwasher considerably less if you wash and dry these items yourself.

As always, we enjoy hearing your feedback too on how to reduce electricity in your every day life. We look forward to your feedback!


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