Energy Saving Day: How and How not to Save Energy

why it is necessary to save electricity

11 November - International Energy Saving Day. This holiday is very new, it has been celebrated since 2008, which is understandable: humanity has never had such an amount of equipment that requires recharging electricity. Why you need to save electricity, how to do it correctly and, most importantly, how not to do it - the article will show.

Why you should save energy

Since childhood, we perceive energy saving requirements as an attempt to save personal finances. And now that many of us have begun to make good money, the temptation is to allow ourselves to "not spare ourselves. "However, conserving energy is necessary not only to save your money. This is a goodwill, a step of a conscious person on the path of protecting the environment and caring for it.

  • By saving 100 watts of electricity, you save 50 kg of coal, 30 liters of oil or 30 liters of natural gas. Natural resources are finite, and electricity is consumed more and more all over the world.
  • Energy production is often associated with harmful emissions into the atmosphere. We consume less - we get less exhaust.
  • Saving resources for future generations. "Behind us, even a flood" is a bad ideology for a conscious person.

17 simple tricks to save energy

effective ways to save energy
  1. Turn off the lights when you leave! As old as the world, it has put teeth to the advantage since childhood, but it works flawlessly and for free.
  2. Replacing home lamps with LEDs. The hourly savings compared to incandescent bulbs are 40 kopecks per bulb. This is truly a very lucrative event.
  3. On-site lighting. Use table lamps, candlesticks and floor lamps instead of a permanently lit light.
  4. Cleanliness is the key to savings. Clean windows and chandeliers will help you save about a third of your energy consumption (compared to dirty ones).
  5. Light-colored walls, ceilings and furniture will also help reduce light on a rainy day by reflecting light.
  6. Gas stove instead of electricity. Replacing an electric stove running on a gas, of course, will not have an economic benefit. But if you decide to buy a new stove, think about this aspect as well.
  7. Washing at low temperatures can save up to 30% energy. It is not necessary to depression at the highest rate. So you will save your clothes, and your electricity bill will come a little less.
  8. Use the air conditioner economically with doors and windows closed.
  9. The refrigerator should be placed away from the stove or battery.
  10. If your refrigerator does not have a No Frost system, remember to defrost it regularly.
  11. Heat water for tea or coffee on the gas stove. At the same time, using an electric kettle is more economical than an electric stove.
  12. For an electric stove, the dishes in which the food is cooked must match the size of the cooking zones. Remember to also cover the pot and pan while cooking.
  13. Unplug all devices you are not currently using. And chargers for phones, and a TV, and a microwave, and a washing machine, connected to the grid, continue to be senselessly supplied by power. In order to simplify this process, place the refrigerator on a separate panel and turn off the rest of the appliances from the ordinary panel, leaving the house.
  14. You can turn off the iron about 10 minutes before the scheduled ironing end.
  15. When blow-drying your hair, do not blow-dry it. This is healthier for your hair than drying them completely dry and will help you save a little energy.
  16. Enable "power saving" mode on your devices.
  17. Put a two-tariff meter on electricity and use the delayed start for washing machines and dishwashers for washing and washing dishes at night.

How not to save on electricity

why you need to save energy
  1. Fraud of management companies. Counterattack manipulations lead to its demolition at best. In the worst case, it can lead to fires and death. If fraud is detected, you will have to pay the difference in evidence and an administrative fine.
  2. Replacing a proper work equipment with equipment with a higher power consumption class. If your equipment is working properly, you do not have to spend money to replace it. You will get the economic effect from such an event in about 15 years.
  3. Replacing a functioning wiring also only makes sense if it cannot withstand the increased voltage in the network. For energy prevention and conservation, this also has a dubious economic effect. After all, replacing wiring will cost quite a bit, and the “leakage” of electricity is not a very large amount per year. Thus, it takes 100 years to benefit from this operation.

Saving resources, sensibly approaching energy distribution (including that), thinking about future generations - these are the motives of a modern conscious person. Not excluding personal savings.