Saving energy does not only saves you from paying heavy utility but it also saves the resource like water and natural gas and your small efforts add up to the progress of your country.Energy-saving solutions are beneficial both at an individual and societal level. The increasing inflation and the energy crisis at the international or national level can be reduced if every individual try to change themselves as per the needs of existential crisis. Reduction in energy consumption can help us save our planet from some majorly dangerous issues like global warming that are endangering human existence.
If you like your house with dim lightening or bright lightening, we have energy-saving solutions for all of you. There are many techniques to reduce energy usage other than using outdoor solar lights. These include some behavioral adjustments and some small home improvements. Some of these essential solutions to your money-draining utility bills are as follows:
Changing Your Behavior
The most basic tip is to change your day-to-day habits when it comes to the usage of electrical appliances. Try shutting down lights and fans of vacant rooms. Do not switch on unnecessary lights if you can get your work done in one ample bulb. Switch from machine drying techniques to air drying. For example, if you use dryer for clothes, sun-dry them instead. Likewise, if you a use dish dryer try doing it by hand. Heating and cooling systems consume more voltage. Fix your timings to use them and avoid turning them on if weather conditions are not so harsh. Usage of air conditioners is producing major air pollutant i.e. CFCs.
Replacing Regular Appliances
Using traditional or old appliances use more energy as compared to energy-efficient appliances. The Halogen bulbs drain a lot of energy yet one bulb cannot provide you with an ample amount of light. Replace them with LEDs that consume 25-80% less electricity and have more life span than the former ones. They are expensive than Halogen bulbs, but they only cost you once, unlike traditional bulbs that cost you every month by adding more to utility bills.
Replace your other old appliances with other energy-efficient ones. For example, replace your old air-conditioner with a new DC invertor that consumes less voltage and makes a remarkable reduction in your utility bills. Thanks to technological developments, we have a wide range of energy-efficient appliances available in the market. As far as the security appliances are concerned, use motion activated hidden camera, as they are efficient as compared to other ones.
Insulating and Weatherizing Your Home
Insulating your home helps you decrease your utility bills by regulating your home’s temperature against the harsh weather conditions. It keeps your house warm in winters and cold in summers as the outside temperature is less likely to affect inside temperature since there is no passage left for this transition. Your floor, walls, attic, and basement are the main areas where you should consider getting insulations. With the new technologies in the construction world, houses are being built with insolation sheets already installed in their wall and roofs which makes houses resistant to heat or cold, thus monitoring and maintaining a pleasant temperature within the house. Moreover, an additional tip is to plant a lot of trees or vines, whatever you prefer more, to give your house some shade, hence protecting it from being directly exposed to the weather. This will not just regulate the temperature effectively but will also give your house a beautiful outlook.
By weatherizing a house, we mean that keep repairing and filling the cracks that are either in your wall or your roofs. Another common source is leakage of air through vents, doors, and windows.it is often caused by opening through walls or floors that are outcomes of plumbing, electrical wiring or ducting. Seal all the air-leaking sources by either weather stripping or caulking.
By taking these simple measures you will not only see a drastic effect in your energy consumption levels, which will lead to a drastic reduction in your utility bills but also is an environment-friendly lifestyle. Besides saving money, taking these permanent measures of making your house weather resistant increases the value of your property. If you want to change your surroundings, start by changing yourself and by adapting to the changing environmental conditions. Apparently, they might seem basic tips to you, but these are the small things that often make large differences.