Energy saving day: how and how not to save energy

because it is necessary to conserve electrical energy

November 11 - International Energy Saving Day. This party is quite young, it has been celebrated since 2008, which is perfectly understandable: humanity has never had such an amount of technology that requires replacement of electricity. Why you need to save electricity, how to do it correctly and, most importantly, how not to do it - the article will tell.

Why you need to save energy

Since childhood, we have seen energy saving requirements as an attempt to save personal finances. And now, when many of us have started making good money, there is a great temptation to allow "not to save for ourselves". However, energy conservation is not only necessary to save your own money. This is a good will, a step by a conscious person on the path to protecting the environment and taking care of 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 increasingly consumed worldwide.
  • Power generation is often accompanied by harmful emissions to the atmosphere. We consume less - we get less exhaust gases.
  • Conserving resources for future generations. "After us, even a flood" is a bad ideology for a conscious person.

17 simple energy saving tricks

effective ways to save energy
  1. Turn off the lights when you leave! It is as old as the world, it has its teeth clenched since childhood, but it works perfectly and for free.
  2. Replacement of lamps at home by LED. The hourly savings compared to incandescent lamps is 40 kopecks per lamp. This is a very lucrative event, indeed.
  3. Spot lighting. The use of table lamps, sconces and floor lamps instead of a permanently on ceiling light.
  4. Cleanliness is the key to the economy. Cleaning 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 also help to reduce the light on a rainy day, reflecting the light.
  6. Gas stove instead of electric. Replacing a working electric stove with a gas stove, of course, will not bring economic benefits. 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. There is no need to press at the highest speed. This way you will save your clothes and your electricity bill will come a little less.
  8. Use the air conditioner economically with closed doors and windows.
  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 using an electric stove.
  12. In the case of an electric stove, the dishes on which the food is cooked must match the size of the plates. Remember to also cover the pots and pans while cooking.
  13. Unplug all devices you are not currently using from the mains. And phone chargers and a TV and a microwave and washing machine, connected to the network, continue to be powered by meaningless energy. To simplify this process, place the refrigerator on a separate panel, and extinguish the other devices on the common panel, leaving the house.
  14. You can turn off the iron about 10 minutes before the end of the ironing is scheduled.
  15. When drying your hair, do not dry it. This is healthier for your hair than drying it out completely and can save energy.
  16. Enable "energy saving" mode on your gadgets.
  17. Set a two-rate meter for electricity and use the delayed start for washing machines and dishwashers to wash and wash dishes at night.

How not to save electricity

why do you need to save energy
  1. Deception of management companies. Contrary manipulations lead to its collapse, at best. In the worst case, it can cause fires and deaths. If the mistake is revealed, you will have to pay the difference in the deposition and an administrative fine.
  2. Replacement of equipment in good working order with equipment of higher energy consumption class. If your equipment works properly, you shouldn't spend money on replacing it. You will receive the economic effect of such an event in about 15 years.
  3. Replacing a working wiring also makes sense only if it cannot withstand the voltage increase in the network. For energy prevention and conservation, this also has a dubious economic effect. After all, replacing the wiring will be very expensive, and the "leak" of electricity is not very large per year. Thus, it takes 100 years to benefit from this operation.

Conserving resources, approaching the distribution of energy (including your own), thinking about future generations - these are the reasons for a modern conscious person. Not excluding personal savings.