You must know about the adverse environmental effects caused by the electricity system. The negative impact it has on the ecosystem and animals, the discharge into the water system, and greenhouse emissions are some common effects of the fuel burning. The more we rely on energy and appliances, the harder it becomes to find a way to curb its impact.
But, some measures can be taken at home and in the office that can make a positive difference. In this article, we will be discussing a few tips on how you can use energy or appliances without ruining the environment.
Install solar panels
Solar panels harvest the sun’s energy and provide a greener and more cost-efficient alternative to power plants. So, you will not only be helping the environment but also save energy costs. Apart from the cost of buying and installing the solar system, the energy you will be using from the system will be effectively free. The more energy you collect from the solar panels, the lesser you will have to rely on fossil fuels.
Use light sensors and energy-saving bulbs
At home and office, you have to rely on artificial lighting. However, it is possible to minimize lighting costs. All you have to do is get rid of the standard incandescent bulbs and buy energy-saving LED bulbs. These use 90% less energy than your standard light bulbs and last longer. Even though they are slightly more expensive, the money you will save on the energy costs will make up for the high price.
These bulbs will do a fine job at home. But in the office, they work best when they are used with a light sensor. After all, if the bulb is always left on, its energy-saving capabilities will become limited. By putting in a motion sensor, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to turn off your appliances. After a couple of minutes, the appliances, including the bulb, will turn off independently.
When you use a printer or a photocopier, you are not only using energy but also paper. Both of these are costly and precious resources. You need to have a paperless rule in the office so that you can save the energy spent on printing off the paper for notes or meetings. Thanks to technological advancements, any document that you want to share can be done online. Also, it will ensure that no documents are lost.
Turn down the AC
If you change your AC setting even just one degree Celsius, it will reduce your annual bill. During the summer and spring seasons, you can work out the optimum temperature and turn the air conditioner off when you reach this level. It is also important to ensure that all the parts of the AC work well, including the refrigerant, compressor, expansion valve, water buffer tank, etc.
Energy conservation is crucial for our survival. Not only does it protect the environment, but it also increases your property value. By taking these small steps, you can live an energy-conscious lifestyle and enjoy everything that energy-efficiency has to offer.