November 11: International Day of Energy Saving. This holiday is quite young, it has been celebrated since 2008, which is understandable: humanity has never had such a large number of equipment that requires replacement of electricity. Why do you need to save electricity, how do you do it right, and most importantly, how not to do it? The article will tell.
Why you need to save energy
From childhood, we perceive energy saving requirements 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 for ourselves. "However, energy conservation is necessary not only to save your own money. This is a good will, a step of a conscientious person on the path to protecting and caring for the environment.
- By saving 100 W 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 increasingly being consumed around the world.
- Power generation is often accompanied by harmful emissions into the atmosphere. We consume less, we obtain less exhaust gases.
- Conserving resources for future generations. "After us, even a flood" is a bad ideology for a conscientious person.
17 easy tricks to save energy
- Turn off the lights when you leave! He is old as the world, has set his teeth on edge since childhood, but it works perfectly and for free.
- Replacing the lamps in the house with LEDs. Savings per hour compared to incandescent lamps is 40 kopecks per lamp. This is a very profitable event.
- Spot lighting. The use of table lamps, sconces and floor lamps instead of a permanent fixed light.
- Cleanliness is the key to savings. Clean windows and chandeliers will save you about a third of your energy use (compared to dirty ones).
- Light colored walls, ceilings, and furniture will also help 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 an economic benefit. But if you decide to buy a new stove, think about this as well.
- Washing at low temperatures can save up to 30% energy. No need to press at full speed. This way you will store your clothes, and your electricity bill will go a little less.
- Use the air conditioner economically with the doors and windows closed.
- 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 cheaper 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 this time from the network. And network-connected phone chargers, a television, a microwave, and a washing machine continue to run meaninglessly on power. To simplify this process, place the refrigerator on a separate panel and turn off the rest of the common panel devices, 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 it. This is healthier for your hair than blow drying it completely dry and will help you save some energy.
- Enable "power saving" mode on your devices.
- Set a two-tariff meter for electricity and use delay start for washing machines and dishwashers to wash and wash dishes overnight.
How not to save electricity
- Deception of management companies. Countermanipulations lead to its rupture in the best of cases. At worst, it can lead to fires and deaths. If the deception is revealed, you will have to pay the difference in testimony and an administrative penalty.
- Replacing a properly functioning computer with a computer with a higher energy consumption class. If your equipment is working properly, you shouldn't spend money to replace it. You will receive the economic effect of such an event in about 15 years.
- Replacing a working wiring also only makes sense if it cannot withstand the increased voltage in the network. For the prevention and conservation of energy, this also has a dubious economic effect. After all, replacing the wiring will cost a lot, and the electricity "leak" is not a very large amount per year. Therefore, it takes 100 years to benefit from this operation.
Conserve resources, sensibly approach energy distribution (including your own), think about future generations - these are the motives of a conscious modern person. Not excluding personal savings.