With the steady increase in electricity tariff and cost of fuel, it becomes imperative to reduce your energy consumption hereby saving you thousands of naira in electricity bills which can be put to good use with other things.
Your energy consumption can tremendously be reduced by having an energy efficient appliance and energy-savings strategies.
An example is to swap out incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents (CFs) or LEDs, and boosting insulation levels in your home.
Energy efficiency is always the most affordable and environmentally sound place to start when approaching renewable energy.
Here are list of identified seven major household energy uses:
- Space Heating—29%
- Space Cooling—17%
- Water Heating—14%
- Other (stoves, ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, dehumidifiers)—11%
- Electronics (computers, monitors, DVD players, TVs)—4%
In other to conserve Energy this is Recommendation
Replace Inefficient Light Bulbs
Changing out your incandescent light bulbs for new, efficient LED bulbs is super simple and very effective. LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy and last 25x longer than incandescent, saving you money on utility bills and bulbs. And always remember, even with your new energy efficient lighting, turn out the lights whenever you leave a room.
Use A Power strip For Electronics
Many appliances in our home still draw power when they are in sleep or standby mode. By plugging electronics like computers, televisions and cable boxes into a power strip, you can easily turn them off and on without having to unplug every time. Smart power strips are also a great option because they can detect when a device is in sleep mode and automatically cut the power.
Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Appliances
Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances and electronics can greatly improve your household’s energy efficiency. From LED lamps to horizontal-axis washing machines, many gains have been made in reducing energy use. Before you start shopping, surf our store find the most efficient appliances that will suit your needs. Most especially your appliances you run longer like your TVs, refrigerator etc.
Invest in Renewable Energy
An investment in renewable energy is a great way to reduce your utility bills* while doing something that is good for the planet.
Lastly identify the energy-wasters in your home. Unfortunately, many household electronics—even when “off” —constantly draw energy. Unplugging them, putting them on plug strips that can be switched off, or using dedicated switches can defeat these energy-wasters loads and provide additional energy savings.