Let’s start with a well-known fact that energy is the basis of life on earth. Energy has always played a crucial role in a person's life because every action of his is associated with the expenditure of energy. Every person, every family, every community can not do without energy consumption. For a long time, man has been looking for new ways of converting energy to his needs and the technical progress he has made over the last two centuries has transformed his life beyond recognition.
Going through such a historic path and achieving such results,why you need to save energy? It may not be completely clear to an ordinary person. There is a thought in our minds - if there are funds and energy consumption is paid, then why save?
The energy crisis of the 1970s in oil-exporting countries reduced the volume of oil production. Realities of the energy crisis: cold houses, paralysis of some of the industry and transport, rising prices, cards for petroleum products. The fuel crisis has spurred the development and implementation of energy saving technologies on a large scale. Energy saving equipment and technologies, in turn, contributed to the successful solution of environmental problems.
Today, to overcome the economic crisis, more capital investments are required for the extraction of hydrocarbon fuels, which affects the continuous rise in fuel and electricity prices. No matter how difficult the economic transformations, the implementation of certain energy saving programs on a national scale, this will certainly affect an individual. And in order to be ready to protect ourselves and create comfortable living conditions in our home, we need to deal with energy savings.
Motivating factors that motivate us to move towards energy saving:
- reducing the impact on the environment;
- increase housing comfort;
- save money;
- the amount of energy resources left to children;
- research and development of alternative energy sources.
We save energy, reduce the impact on the environment.
Opportunities for transformation and use of energy have transformed and improved the human condition beyond cognition. However, with new opportunities, we also have new problems. Over the past 100 years, mankind has increased its energy consumption by several thousand times, and a significant portion of the fossil fuel accumulated on earth for millions of years has been consumed.
Simultaneously with the increase of energy consumption, the environment is irreversibly polluted and the impact of the "greenhouse effect" increases, which causes irreversible consequences on the soil. This is evidenced by the increased frequency of floods, storms, tsunamis, earthquakes and droughts. Compared to the 18th century, carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere have doubled.
If we accept that global warming is a reality, then we need to change our attitude towards the problem of consumption of primary energy sources, and therefore engage in real energy saving and maximum use of alternative energy sources, which meansthat it is necessaryto save energy. . .
Global warming is directly related to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the fastest and cheapest way to reduce it is to improve energy efficiency in energy use. You do not need to be an expert to understand that most of the energy saving potential lies in our homes, apartment buildings and structures.
Save energy at home.
To create comfort and a healthy indoor microclimate, we refill the home appliance park. It is already estimated that up to 30% of energy per capita is spent on households. Almost every family has a refrigerator, TV, washing machine. More and more often computers, dishwashers, food processors, electric kettles and other appliances appear in our apartments.
Therefore, affordable ways have been developed to save energy in daily life. This, the use of new thermal insulation materials for insulation of walls, windows, doors, allows you to increase the temperature in the room by 2-3 degrees. C, without additional heat loss. Installing automation and control systems in the hot and cold water supply and heating system can reduce costs by up to 30%. Replacing incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones and installing household electrical appliances of class (A, A +, A ++), reduces energy consumption by 20% - 25%. To increase the comfort in your home, you need to save energy.
We save energy, we save money.
Each family forms its own budget, its own side of income and expenses. Utility bills play an important role on the household budget side. The constant increase in energy tariffs and utility bills is causing alarm and concern in every household. Of particular concern is this in low-income families.
Depending on the family income, today the payment for the consumed energy varies from 15% to 45%. Forecasts are not encouraging, gas and electricity prices will continue to rise. The costs of heat and electricity in our homes can be cut in half. Typically, the effort and money spent on saving energy in a family not only improves comfort and healthy indoor conditions, but also pays for itself quickly and benefits from the family budget.
So, considering the prices for refrigerators and most other household appliances on the market, it turns out that buying the most energy efficient appliances does not require additional costs.
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We save energy, leave more energy sources for children.
As you live your life, try to leave more to your offspring than you have received. This statement can be fully attributed to hydrocarbons: oil, gas, coal. Consumption of these primary energy sources, whose reserves are not being replenished, has increased rapidly over the past two centuries and there is a risk that we will leave our children less than we have received. There is only one way to reduce hydrocarbon consumption - energy conservation and alternative energy.
Modern technologies, electronic systems for measuring and monitoring energy consumption, allow you to optimize costs and move on to the formation of a "smart home". The concept of "smart home" is integrated information systems that can be installed in the home and with their help to control household electrical appliances. The control system itself selects a suitable moment in time for energy consumption. Just install the control panel to put the machinery and equipment to work. Then the control system will turn it on at the most favorable period, when the payment for electricity is lower (here we are talking about the change in the price of electricity with a two-rate tariff).
Homes under construction can use renewable energy: from a power plant, solar panels, etc. The European Parliament adopted a resolution according to which all new buildings, starting from 2019, must have a zero energy balance. This means that all buildings under construction will produce as much energy as they consume from renewable sources. The time is not far when the same resolutions will be adopted throughout the post-Soviet space.
By putting into practice measures to save energy, including daily life, we try to conserve our resources, preserving them for our children.
We save energy, use alternative energy sources.
And yet, why do you need to save energy - to gain time for research and development of new energy sources - renewable, environmentally friendly and safe (wind, sun, biogas, biomass, global warming, etc. ). Alternative energy sources are inexhaustible. The purpose of looking for alternative energy sources is the need to obtain it from renewable or practically inexhaustible natural sources. This means that if such a stage in the development of mankind comes when all the depleted resources - oil, gas, coal, disappear, then he will be able to use these resources if he accumulates at least the necessary technologies.
So it is necessaryto save energy.Saving energy is not only saving money and creating the necessary comfort, but also caring for children and our planet. Each of us is a part of the planet and any action or inaction can affect the course of events.