Top 10 Unconventional Ways to Save Energy

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6. Use Kitchen Appliances Smartly

Kitchen Appliances

Carefully regulate the usage of your refrigerator by keeping the temperature maintained. Use the washing machine only on a full load and a dishwasher on energy saving settings. Buy the most energy saving models in case you replace your old appliances as these will save you hundreds in the long run.

 

7. Home Temperatures

Home Temperatures

Using an automatic or programmable thermostat helps to regulate the optimum temperature around the house, saving loads of energy. Nearly half the energy consumed is due to heating and cooling so try to optimize this aspect your home.

 

8. Home Improvements

Home Improvements

Minor home improvements such as proper insulation on the walls and ceilings, double glazed windows, and rain water harvesting on the roof can save you a major chunk on the energy bills annually. Use light colors around the house for decor if you live in warm climes and vice verse.

 

9. Be a Part of the Community

Community

If you can, try to implement simple rules in your home, society and office by encouraging co-workers, friends and relatives to take such measures. In fact, the best place to start a car pool is your office and once your friends realise how much money and energy can be saved, the feeling will eventually trickle down to other daily activities.

 

10. Reduce Reuse and Recycle

Reduce Reuse and Recycle

Finally, try to reduce your consumption habits, reuse whatever you can (such as shopping bags) and recycle all bio-degradable items such as organic waste and paper. Avoid disposable items such as glasses and lunch boxes and go for reusable ones.

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