Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Electircity (Power) conservatation in House

For Individual Flats

With the changing attitudes of people all over the world about energy conservation, we'd like to present some energy saving tips for you to consider. Keeping in mind that your comfort at home is a high priority, these tips and little known facts are a way not only to help you lower your energy bills, but at the same time keep you comfortable in your own home. Where can you best save power in a household? Lighting alone accounts for over nine percent of the annual power consumption. If we follow a few simple tips the power consumption can actually come down by approx. 20 percent.”

  • Clean the dust accumulated on lamps, bulbs, tube lights and fans. Clean your light fixtures regularly.
  • Use dim light (low wattage lamps) in Galleries, Lobbies, Balconies and bathrooms.
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room.
  • Do not shut and open the door of the refrigerator frequently. More electricity is used in doing so.
  • Do not keep TV, tape recorder and music system in standby mode. Power switch of these should be off when not in use to save electricity. The TV set consumes over five percent of the total power consumption. If you turn off the TV set instead of leaving it on stand-by, you save up to 70 kilowatt hours per year.
  • Make maximum use of sunlight during the day. You may not need artificial lights like bulbs and tubes during the day. Drapes or curtains on windows & doors are to be drawn apart during day time, for natural light to reduce need for electrical lights inside the home.
  • Geysers consume the maximum amount of electricity. Use them to heat only that amount of water that is required. Thermostat can be set to a lower temperature i.e. 45 to 50 degrees.
  • Reduce the usage of lifts. Do not allow children to play with elevators.
  • Provide task lighting over desks (i.e. Table Lamps for reading) etc., so that activities can be carried on without illuminating entire rooms.
  • If possible, put lamps in corners of rooms, where they can reflect light from two wall surfaces instead of one.
  • Use compact fluorescent bulbs in fixtures that are on for more than two hours a day. Compact fluorescent bulbs will give an incandescent bulb's warm, soft light, while using up to 75 percent less electricity. They also last about 10 times longer. Typically, a 23-watt compact fluorescent bulb can replace a 90- or 100-watt incandescent bulb.
  • Use dimmable bulbs wherever possible.
  • Children are advised to study in one room and with individual low voltage table lamps, which provides sufficient illumination for reading. Advise them to switch off the individual lamps. Children to utilize morning hours & broad day Sun light for studies, rather than burning mid-night lamps in its verbatim sense.



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