Everybody wants to save electricity in their homes, and I'm sure you do too. There are only a few things worse than purchasing electricity and not getting actual or desired value from it. Many times, it is best you look at your way of managing the electricity purchased.
Hence the question, would you be able to account for your devices and electronics and how they consume power? No?
We’ll be taking you through basic but best practices that are bound to help you save electricity in your homes or offices. These are simple actions that are usually overlooked or taken for granted by homeowners. And we feel the very need to reinforce them as very important.
In essence, asides giving you a platform where you can purchase electricity only with definite convenience, we’re going to help you save that electricity. It’s because we care. Do well to read through.
1. Revisit the amount of lighting you install
When you get to revisit the amount of lighting you install in homes or offices and ask genuine questions if some of these are *really* necessary, you most likely infer that they aren’t. It is best you install just as much lighting as you would need in your home or office. Keyword: NEED.
Light bulbs are one of the most common equipment that consume electricity because they are always present in a building. While you can’t do away with them, keep them at the minimum, only where needed.
2. Be more intentional about power consuming equipment
Come to think of it, how much electrical equipment or electronics do you leave plugged in while you’re not in at home. Quite a lot, yeah? To get better with saving power, it is best that you are intentional about unplugging these equipment while they are not in use. Televisions, light bulbs, refrigerators, Air conditioners e.t.c should not be left plugged in.
3. Sometimes, go natural
Err, who says you have to use everything that uses electricity. Sometimes, you should turn to natural sources of light and even air. Not compulsory but helps a lot. Draw curtains apart, open windows once in a while and you can reduce how much power the bulbs, air conditioners and fans would consume.
4. Replace with select electronics
From air conditioners to light bulbs to freezers to televisions and more, as time moves, more power saving versions of these electronics are being released. It is therefore on you to do a bit of research and replace these with the better models. This comes off as expensive, yes we know that, but if you’re playing the long game of saving electricity, then you should consider doing this.
The power saving models of these electronics consume minimal energy [electricity] while also delivering appropriate and up to standard value. You should switch to them soon.
While there are other more specific ways you can go about getting the best value out of every power bill you pay, e.g avoid heating water, minimize the use of refrigerators and all, these look like they’ll infringe too much on your comfort. If so, then why pay the bills in the first place?
Do you have other tips and practices that can help other community members like you save electricity? Please do well to share them, we are all looking to hear from you.