Every household has an electricity bill as one of the prominent expenses. And sometimes it's just too high. Some people think that trying to cut down electricity usage is counterproductive since they need it for almost every aspect of their daily lives.  However, you can still accomplish this by doing things differently. You don't have to spend money on green power gadgets or sacrifice your sanity. Here are some tips to save electricity:

 

1. Unplug Appliances

You might not realize the effect that unplugging unused appliances has on your energy consumption stats. It includes unplugging everything from the electric teapot to the rice cooker when not in use. Even unplugging phone chargers and laptop adaptors help!

2. Make Use of Natural Light

Every day, mother nature provides us with the most vital energy that helps keep us alive. And the best part is we don't have to pay money for it. It is completely free. Bigger windows can play a trick to utilize the freely available natural sunlight in the best way. It is freely available and better for health as well. So, open the curtains and let some light enter in your room.

3. Don’t Rely on the AC

After spending a few months in a home that always has the AC on, it starts feeling like a part of survival, which is not a great thing.  Only use the AC when it's unbearably hot or cold. Developing a habit of relying on the AC is probably not a good idea in a country that suffers from hours of load-shedding.

4. Switch to LED Bulbs

It is no surprise that LED bulbs are much more efficient than regular light bulbs. Not only they emit more light but also use much less energy to operate and have a longer life as it comes with at least 1-year of warranty.

5. Replace Old Appliances

Everything from the refrigerator to a washing machine has made leaps of improvement over the years and have more features than traditional ones. Brands like Samsung even have refrigerators that can operate for 12 hours without using electricity. At first, it might seem like an enormous investment, but in the long run, it will reap the profit.

Now, you can use energy efficiently. It doesn't only help you to save money but also helps to protect the environment. While some methods require conserving power, some of them require a small investment of time and money. Use the one that is favorable for you.

If you have any more tips to add, let us know in the comments!

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Published on 08, August 2017 by Nishant Acharya