We have all had our parents shouting at us to switch off the fans, ACs and lights in a room while exiting the room. You probably also have your mom or dad taking the last stroll before everyone sleeps to ensure that every single appliance and the gas cylinder (expect the inverter/refrigerator) is securely shut. But apart from these habits that have almost become reflexes now, what more can you do in an Indian household to save your electricity (and bills). Let’s take a brief look.
1. LED TV
Switch it off as soon as you’re done using it. it’ll not only save power but increase overall lifetime. Also, reduce the rear light level to 45-50 and increase contrast to save lots of electricity.
2. Washing Machine
One of the most essential yet power-hungry appliances found in almost every Indian household. Plan your laundry well and put all your clothes to wash once in a day, instead of washing them in smaller volumes again and again.
Use the Fan at medium torque to save lots of electricity, summer kill but there’s a workaround. Using all of them the time will make power consumption higher. once you turn AC on just slow them down.
4. Water Geyser
5-8 minutes of the geyser time is all takes for your water to reach the boiling point. Don’t just switch on your geyser and start scrolling through your phone or watching the TV, it is a terribly waste of electricity and results in quickly diminishing the efficiency of your appliance.
5. Tube Light
Use 30W tube lights rather than 40W ones.
The CFL must be utilized in 10W, 20W mixed pairs. you’ll buy a 0.5W LED lamp (50 Rupees each) for sleep time rather than that fake “Zero Watt” bulb.
Use centralized aircon instead of local air con. The longer it takes to chill, the longer it takes to warm-up as well. If you’ll manage to form all of your house cool in 4 hours then it can maintain the cooling up-to another 4-5 hours. Just let it cool at 22 degrees for 3-4 hours through the timer and let the fan run the remainder of the night.
8. Power Bank
Buy a Solar Charger to power up the facility. It is not as expensive, you can look it up.
9. Phone Charger
You might think that not switching off and unplugging your charging pin might not do much, but it does make a difference (eventually, in the long run).
Be honest. Have you not messed up your laptop’s battery at least once in your life by keeping it on-charging without any breaks? Well, here, you’ve wasted two things, money to buy a new laptop or repair the old one and your electricity.