Energy Saving Tips
Upgrade your Lights
One of the biggest sources of energy consumption around the world is the use of lighting, which is often used indiscriminately even when not required. The best bet in this case is to switch towards LED lighting for better efficacy as well as efficiency.
Optimise Heating and Cooling (HVAC system)
The typical Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) system of your property can be optimised for saving more power by making small changes. Ensure that the system undergoes regular maintenance and install a smart thermostat to regularise indoor temperature. During summers, the temperature should be set at 24 degrees Celsius, while during winters, it should be set to 22 degrees Celsius.
Get the Roof Insulated
Roof and ceiling insulation can help you save up to 20% on your overall heating and cooling costs. Doing so makes sure that you don’t waste any energy on extra heating or cooling.
Clean and Replace Filters
Most appliances tend to run longer, and as a result, utilise more power due to dirty or broken filters. Appliances like dishwashers and washing machines should be checked regularly for cleaning and / or replacing dirty filters.
These days, most businesses and households have begun to use timers that allow you to switch off appliances and other electronic devices either when not in use, be it during the day or at night, based on consumption patterns.
Just like insulation, it is important to ensure that the seal of your refrigerator between the door and fridge doesn’t have any gaps. If you are able to pass a currency note or piece of paper through the gap, consider getting it fixed as soon as possible. Also make sure to regularly clean the back of a refrigerator to remove dust build-up. You should also set your fried temperature between 3-5 degrees Celsius and freezer temperature at -15 degrees Celsius.
The best energy saving option that almost always works is to develop a natural inclination to switch off power when not in use, such as when leaving a room or workstation, or turning of the TV / gaming consoles after using them.
A Greener Alternative for Saving Energy
While the energy saving tips mentioned above allow you to do your part in saving energy while also reducing your electricity costs, you can always explore other greener alternatives that are both energy efficient and cost saving, especially in the long run.
By switching to clean energy sources like solar power, you can enjoy substantial savings in utilities, generate your own electricity, and also do your part in protecting the environment from harmful emissions.
To know more how solar power can lead to more savings, connect with our experts for an obligation-free consultation.
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