Energy Conservation Tips

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Old 02-Aug-2009
Energy Conservation Tips

In daily usage, people waste a lot of energy; say by putting their appliances on standby power even when they are turned off or by not switching off the engine of their vehicle even when the traffic light is 2-minutes long. Energy needs to be conserved not just to cut down on power costs, but also for preserving the sources of energy for longer use. There is also a need to conserve the natural sources of energy like oil, coal, and natural gas, which will be largely relied upon for energy needs in the future. We have to conserve energy by using it economically. The following lines enlist some beneficial energy conservation tips. Go through them and know some very simple ways to save energy.

Ways To Save Energy:

You can personally contribute a lot towards saving energy , just by following the simple suggestions given below.

Reduce You Need For Fan/AC:

Air conditioners consume a lot of power and are not very economical. Nowadays, air conditioners and fans are being used through out the day, largely because of growing world temperatures. Try to keep you home cool by keeping on the curtains and closing the blinds. Making your home naturally cool will help you to conserve energy by indulging in less consumption. Similarly, take care not to overuse heating equipments during winters.

Switch Off Appliances When Not In Use:

There is a tendency among a lot of people to leave their electrical appliances on, even when they are not being used. This mostly holds true in case of TV, fans, coolers, lights, etc. Make sure to switch off the electrical fixtures when you go out or when they are not needed. Never forget to switch off your refrigerator, if you are going for an outing on a weekend. Try to save energy by being a little vigilant and not indulging in a careless wastage.

Cook Food On Low Flame:

A lot of energy, in the form of LPG, is wasted during cooking as well. Many people think that placing food on high flames will cook it faster. However, it has been advised by experts that the best way to cook food is to let the cooking vessel reach the boiling point and then lower the flame. Coincidentally, the best way to cook food also saves a lot of energy.

Drive On A Slow Speed"

A lot of precious energy fuel is wasted by us while driving. You should turn off the engines of your vehicle on long red-lights or when stationed at one place for more than 2-3 minutes. Try to drive on a moderate speed, if you are not in an exceptional hurry. Driving fast is not only hazardous to your personal safety; it also consumes a lot of fuel. You can also avoid using the AC, which ups the fuel consumption of a car, if the outside weather is good.

Explore New Sources Of Energy:

With the massive energy consumption, there is a need to evolve new and more natural sources of energy, to conserve the fast depleting exhaustible resources. Nowadays, people are increasingly looking for alternate sources of energy, like solar and wind energy. Try to incorporate them, especially the solar energy, in your daily life as well. For instance, you can go for solar water heater, solar lights for garden, etc.

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