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How to save electrical energy at home

how can we save electricity at home

In our home we use lot of electrical equipment like TV, Freeze, Washing machine, Mp3 player, music system, computer laptop. But we have not adequate knowledge for how to use this electrical equipment in proper way.

Due to this ignorance we are paying more electricity bill which we are not actually use.

Energy consumption (and costs)

Do you know in actual we are consuming more electricity or paying more amounts what we actually not use it ?

According to the energy auditors we can easily save between 5 and 10% of their energy consumption (and costs) by changing our behavior such as switching electrical equipment off at the mains rather than leaving it on standby, turning off lights when they’re not being used

By saving Electrical energy will directly reflected to saving money so it is very necessary to under stood ghost unit or amount which we are paying without using the appliances.

The major appliances in your home — refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers — account for a big chunk of your monthly utility bill. And if your refrigerator or washing machine is more than a decade old, you’re spending a lot more on energy than you need to.

Today’s major appliances don’t hog energy the way older models do because they must meet minimum federal energy efficiency standards. These standards have been tightened over the years, so any new appliance you buy today has to use less energy than the model you’re replacing. For instance, if you buy one of today’s most energy-efficient refrigerators, it will use less than half the energy of a model that’s 12 years old or older.


  • Get into the habit of turning lights off when you leave a room. —-Saving Energy 0.5 %
  • Use task lighting (table and desktop lamps) instead of room lighting.
  • Take advantage of daylight
  • De-dust lighting fixtures to maintain illumination —–Saving Energy 1 %
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL):
  1. CFL use 75% less energy than Normal bulbs.
  2. CFL are four times more energy efficient than Normal bulbs.
  3. CFL can last up to ten times longer than a

    normal bulb.

  • Use electronic chokes. in place of conventional copper chokes.—-Saving Energy 2 %
  • Get into the habit of turning lights off when you leave a room.
  • Use only one bulb for light fittings with more than one light bulb, or replace additional bulbs with a lower wattage version.
  • Use energy-saving light bulbs that can last up to ten times longer than a normal bulb and use significantly less energy. A single 20- to 25-watt energy-saving bulb provides as much light as a 100-watt ordinary bulb.
  • Use tungsten halogen bulbs for spotlights—they last longer and are up to 100% more efficient.
  • Fit external lights with a motion sensor.
  • Use high frequency fittings for fluorescent tubes because they cut flicker and are even more efficient than energy-saving light bulbs. They are suitable for kitchens, halls, workshops and garages.

Save on Your Fridge & Freezer:

  • Defrost your fridge regularly.
  • Check that the door seals are strong and intact.
  • Don’t stand Freezer’s Back Side too near the Wall.
  • Avoid putting warm or hot food in the fridge or freezer—it requires more energy to cool it down.
  • Clean condenser coils twice a year.
  • Get rid of old refrigerators! They use twice the energy as new Energy Star® models.
  • Keep refrigerators full but not overcrowded.
  • Defrost your fridge regularly. When ice builds up, your freezer uses more electricity. If it frosts up again quickly, check that the door seals are strong and intact.
  • Do not stand the fridge next to the oven or other hot appliances if you can help it. Also ensure there is plenty of ventilation space behind and above it.
  • Keep the fridge at 40°F and the freezer at 0°F. Empty and then turn your fridge off if you go on a long vacation (but make sure you leave the door open).
  • Aim to keep your fridge at least three-quarters full to maintain maximum efficiency. A full fridge is a healthy fridge.
  • Avoid putting warm or hot food in the fridge or freezer—it requires more energy to cool it down.

Category: Personal Finance

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