Let's start with a well-known fact that energy is the basis of life on earth. Energy has always played a crucial role in a person's life, because any of his actions are associated with energy expenditure. Any person, any family, any community cannot do without energy consumption. For a long time, man has been searching for new ways to convert energy for his needs and the technical progress that he has made over the past two centuries has transformed his life beyond recognition.
Having traveled such a historic path and achieved such results,Why do you need to save energy?? It may not be entirely clear to an ordinary person. In our mind there is an opinion: if there are funds and energy consumption is paid, why save?
The energy crisis of the 70s of the last century in oil-exporting countries reduced the volume of oil production. The realities of the energy crisis: cold stores, paralysis on the part of industry and transport, price increases, cards for petroleum products. The fuel crisis has spurred the development and implementation of energy-saving technologies on a large scale. Energy-saving equipment and technologies, in turn, contributed to the successful solution of environmental problems.
Today, to overcome the economic crisis, more capital investments are required for the extraction of hydrocarbon fuels, which affects the constant growth of fuel and electricity prices. No matter how difficult the economic transformations, the implementation of certain energy saving programs on a national scale, this will certainly affect an individual person. And to be prepared to protect ourselves and create comfortable conditions to live in our home, we must take care of energy saving.
Motivating factors that motivate us to move towards energy saving:
- reduce the impact on the environment;
- increase the comfort of the dwelling;
- saving money;
- the amount of energy resources left for children;
- search and development of alternative energy sources.
We save energy, we reduce the impact on the environment.
The possibilities of transforming and using energy have transformed and improved the human condition beyond recognition. However, with new opportunities, we also have new problems. During the last 100 years, humanity has increased its energy consumption by several thousand times and has consumed a significant part of the fossil fuel accumulated on earth over millions of years.
Simultaneously with the increase in energy consumption, the environment is irreversibly polluted and the influence of the "greenhouse effect" increases, causing irreversible consequences on the earth. This is evidenced by the higher frequency of floods, storms, tsunamis, earthquakes, and droughts. Compared to the 18th century, carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere have doubled.
If we recognize that global warming is a reality, then we must change our attitude to the problem of the consumption of primary energy resources, and therefore dedicate ourselves to real energy savings and the maximum use of alternative energy sources, which means that it is necessaryto save energy. . .
Global warming is directly related to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the fastest and cheapest way to reduce it is by improving energy efficiency in energy use. You don't need to be an expert to understand that most of the energy-saving potential is found in our homes, buildings, and residential structures.
Saving energy at home.
To create comfort and a healthy indoor microclimate, we replenish the appliance park. It is already estimated that up to 30% of energy per capita is spent at home. Almost all families have a fridge, TV, washing machine. Computers, dishwashers, food processors, electric kettles, and other appliances are appearing in our apartments with increasing frequency.
Therefore, affordable ways to save energy in daily life have been developed. This, the use of new thermal insulation materials for the insulation of walls, windows, doors, allows you to increase the temperature in the room by 2-3 degrees. C, without additional heat loss. Installing automation and control systems in hot and cold water supply and heating systems can reduce costs by up to 30%. Replacing incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps and installing class appliances (A, A +, A ++) reduces energy consumption by 20% - 25%. To increase comfort in your home, you need to save energy.
We save energy, we save money.
Each family forms its own budget, its income and expenses. Utility payments play an important role on the spending side of the family budget. The constant increase in energy rates and utility bills is causing alarm and concern in all families. A particular concern about this occurs in low-income families.
Depending on the family income, today the payment for the energy consumed ranges between 15% and 45%. The forecasts are not encouraging, the prices of gas and electricity will continue to rise. Heating and electricity costs in our homes can be cut in half. Generally, the effort and money spent on energy savings in a home not only improves comfort and healthier indoor conditions, but also quickly pays for itself and benefits the family budget.
So, taking into account the prices of refrigerators and most other appliances on the market, it turns out that buying the most energy-efficient appliances does not require additional costs.
To save money, you needto save energy. . .
We save energy, we leave more energy resources for children.
As you live your life, try to leave your descendants more than you got. This statement can be fully attributed to hydrocarbons: oil, gas, coal. The consumption of these primary energy sources, whose reserves are not replenished, has grown very rapidly during the last two centuries and there is a risk of leaving our children less than what we obtained. There is only one way to reduce hydrocarbon consumption: energy conservation and alternative energy.
Modern technologies, electronic systems for measuring and monitoring energy consumption, allow you to optimize costs and proceed to the formation of a "smart home". The concept of "smart home" consists of integrated information systems that can be installed in the house and with their help to control household appliances. The control system itself chooses a suitable moment for energy consumption. Simply configure the control panel to leave the machinery and equipment running. Then the control system will turn it on in the most favorable period, when the payment for electricity is lower (here we are talking about the difference in the price of electricity at a tariff of two tariffs).
Houses under construction can use renewable energy: from a wind power plant, solar panels, etc. The European Parliament adopted a resolution according to which all new buildings, as of 2019, must have a zero energy balance. This means that all buildings under construction will produce as much energy from renewable sources as they consume. The time is not far off when the same resolutions will be adopted throughout the post-Soviet space.
By implementing energy-saving measures in practice, even in everyday life, we strive to conserve our resources, thus preserving them for our children.
We save energy, we use alternative energy sources.
And yet why do you need to save energy, to save time for the search and development of new, renewable, environmentally friendly and safe energy sources (wind, sun, biogas, biomass, heat from the earth, etc. )? Alternative energy sources are inexhaustible. The purpose of the search for alternative energy sources is the need to obtain them from renewable or practically inexhaustible natural resources and phenomena. That is, if such a stage in the development of humanity comes when all exhaustible sources (oil, gas, coal) disappear, then you will be able to use these sources if you store at least the necessary technologies.
For what is necessaryto save energy.Saving energy is not only saving money and creating the necessary comfort, but also taking care of children and our planet. Each one of us is part of the planet and any action or inaction can affect the development of events.