We’ve all read lots of tips on how to save energy, from turning off the lights when you leave your room to looking for the energy star ratings when shopping for new appliances, but do they really help that much?
The answer is Yes! There is a reason why we see similar energy-saving tips over and over again; every single step you take to save energy helps you save money as well as reduce the wastage of energy.
Here are some of the tips how you can easily implement them in your daily life and make a difference:
1) Turn off the electrical appliances when you leave your room:
Just like turning off the lights and electronics when you are leaving you room and other electrical appliances can make a big impact for saving the energy. It also sets a good example for the younger generation that waste is never a good thing.
2) Open your window shades during the day:
Consider moving your furniture around with the seasons to take advantage of or avoid the sun. Eating breakfast near a sunny window can start your chilly winter day off right.
3) Wash your clothes with cold water:
More than seventy percent of the energy used to wash your clothes is for heating the water. Cold water is just as effective for getting clothes clean with today’s high-efficiency washing machines and cold water-formulated detergents.
4) Wrap up your foods in the refrigerator:
When the foods in refrigerator release moisture they make the compressor work harder to keep the unit cold. Take a few seconds to put on some plastic wrap to trap that moisture. Better yet, put that food in a reusable container with a lid to avoid having to throw away the plastic wrap.
5) Always use the cold-water faucet, unless you really want hot water:
Turning on the hot water faucet requires energy to heat the water, even if it doesn’t reach the faucet before you turn it off. Use cold water, especially for cooking. Hot water from the tap absorbs more lead and other contaminants from pipes.
A single step you take to save energy can have such a huge impact, imagine if everyone in our society starts following these steps how much difference we all can make together in saving the energy.