4 Easy Hacks to ConserveEnergy Everday!

With global warming on a high alert and increasing population, energy consumption is has shot up which is pressuring earth’s resources and stating a threat to our environment. So on the World Energy Conservation Day, we want to share some quick and easy ways which you can incorporate in your daily life to save energy.

Use LEDs instead of CFLs:

Use LED Bulbs instead of regular CFL bulbs to save energy. LED Bulbs consume 75% less energy than CFL normal lamps. Also, their longevity is 25% more than other lamps, so the wastage you will be making would be less too.

Turn off your power strip that your electronics are connected to

Even if your electronics are turned off, they’re still sapping energy. They’re called “vampire devices” because they keep a little bit of electricity going so they can respond more quickly to things like being turned back on. By turning off the power strip you will cut off all electricity to your electronics so they don’t use additional electricity.

Pack your freezer more tightly

When you open your freezer, all the freezing cold air is going to come out. That means when you close it the freezer has to produce more and that can get expensive over time. A way to prevent this is to pack your freezer full of stuff. You can do things like bags of ice or even newspaper if you have it laying around. When your freezer is packed, it keeps cold air intact and your freezer will not consume extra energy.

Air dry your clothes

There really isn’t an efficient way to wash your clothes by hand (nor has there ever been) so telling people to not use a washer is kind of hard to do. Dryers, on the other hand, can be removed from the equation entirely and it’s all good. By air drying your clothes, you’re essentially cutting out all of the electricity that the dryer uses. Dryers use a lot of energy thanks to its heating element and we’re sure the mechanism to spin the drum is using a bunch too. Save money and energy by putting up some clotheslines and hanging up wet clothes to dry.

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