Need to cut down on your home wasted expenses and economize more money? Here are some tips to start saving on electricity. Many small details can be fixed to minimize your electricity bill, all you have to do is to change some of your habits. The following tips don’t only let you save money, but also protect the environment:
Replace incandescent and halogen light bulbs with energy saving LED light bulbs: For the time being, the most common type of lights used to save energy is the fluorescent light bulb. Lately, LED light bulbs have started to pick up too; they are up to ten times more effective than fluorescent lights, and way more energy efficient than the conventional lights. Whereas, conventional lighting – like incandescent and halogen lights- contains mercury and other toxic substances, Light-Emitting Diodes are made of non-toxic materials which make them 100% recyclable and harmless for the environment. So, go to the nearest lighting store or order them online to replace all your ceiling lights and bathroom lights with LED lighting products to save energy.
Prevent power loss by switching off power points when electronics are not being used: plugged electronics, even when turned off, keep on consuming energy without your knowledge. For example, up to 30% of power used by TV is consumed when it is turned off. Therefore, to prevent losing energy and money, better to unplug it from the electricity outlet when not in use. Even when using LEDs, which is the most efficient lighting solution, make sure the lights are off during the day and every time you exit a room at night.
Turn non-essential electricity off when on holidays or away: This tip is close to the previous one, but on a larger scale. When you are on holidays or out of town for business or on any other occasion, many electronic devices are not essential to keep turned on, so unplug them. The only thing you can actually leave plugged is the refrigerator, but only if it’s full of stocked food.
Make the most out of only one LED light bulb per room: on many occasions, we can see a room with many light bulbs to optimize the lighting experience. However, each room needs only one LED bulb to fully illuminate it, depending on the light output of each bulb. The latter notion is called lumens/watt, which tells you how efficient the bulb is. On the other hand, several bulbs in one room mean a bigger consumption of energy. Here’s a trick on how to maximize your lighting using only one LED globe or spotlight: paint your walls with white colors – this color reflects the light more than any other color causing a better brightness.
Those were some of the many other things each and every one of us could and should apply at home to save on electrical energy and contribute in protecting the environment. Replacing the conventional lights with saving energy LED light bulbs and switching off non-used electronics can make you save on your electricity bill. So act fast, save energy, save your money and protect the environment.