The Top 7 Ways to Save Electricity Consumption In 2020

The Top 7 Ways to Save Electricity Consumption In 2020

In this article, we'd be seeing seven different ways you can reduce your household’s energy use today. There are several ways of conserving energy and saving electricity in your house, ranging from simple behavioural adjustments to extensive home improvements.  Aside from the fact that you can choose your power provider in your home, the two other major motives for saving energy are to save on utility bills and protect the environment. Even if you don't do it for the first, by applying these methods I'd be listing below, you'd be contributing a lot to the Earth planet.

Below are the 7 most common methods of conserving energy in your home:

• Turn off the bulbs when not in use

This is on if the easiest methods of conserving energy in your home. Turning off the lights when leaving the house will help you cut electricity bills. Same also applies to electrical appliances like music players, TV sets and more that you won't be needing in your absence.

• Replace your light bulbs

Did you know that traditional incandescent light bulbs waste 95% of the energy they use giving off heat, with only 5% going toward the light? Yes, if you're conscious of your energy consumption, you must replace them with the energy-efficient alternatives.
Halogen incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25-80 per cent less electricity. Guess what, they also last 3 to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. Even though they might be a bit more expensive, one would notice that they cost less in the later run.

• Purchase energy-efficient appliances

Researches have revealed that household appliances are responsible for roughly 13% of total household energy use. When next you visit the electronic shops to purchase an appliance, endeavour to pay attention to the annual operating costs, in addition to the initial purchase price.
Why? Inasmuch as energy-efficient appliances might have higher upfront purchase prices, their operating costs are often 9-25% lower than conventional models. So always look for the ENERGY STAR labels of the appliances. It is a guarantee that the appliance will consume less energy during usage and when on standby than standard models.

• Reduce your usage of water heaters

According to Quizlet.com, water heating bills account for about 14 per cent of the average utility bill. In fact, due to the heat lost to the surroundings, the water heaters consume energy whether we use hot water or not.
You can purchase an energy-efficient water heater to help you cut electricity bills. Or alternatively, you reduce your water heating expenses by simply making use of less hot water or turning down the thermostat on your water heater.

• Make use of smart power strips

Smart power strips help in reducing your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode, thereby saving you some serious cash. It is estimated that 75% of the energy used to power household electronics is consumed when they are switched off, which can cost you up to $200 per year. Imagine how much you'd be saving if you cut down these bills?
One good thing about smart power strips is that they can be set to turn off at an assigned time, during a period of inactivity, through remote switches, or based on the status of a “master” device.

• Weatherize your home

Weatherization or weatherproofing is the practice of protecting a building and its interior from the elements, particularly from sunlight, precipitation, and win. In short, it means remodelling a building to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy efficiency. 
The most common sources of air leaks into your home are doors, window and vents. You can prevent these leaks by ensuring that there are no cracks or openings between the wall and vent, window, or doorframe.

• Service your home appliances regularly

Regular maintenance of your home appliances like the air conditioners can help lower your cooling systems energy consumption.

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