Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tips on Decreasing Energy Consumption

Modern energy has long been a way of life. Throughout generations, major improvements, innovations and breakthroughs have been made before it seizes the shape to date. In the coming few decades, due to environmental implications, running out fossil fuel reserves and new discoveries in new regions, and the rising demand and so on, the energy dynamics is expected to change tremendously. Projections are suggesting that the historical suppliers of energy are becoming major consumers, and the developed world is expected to invest much on replacing and rehabilitating the aging technology which will, of course, create opportunities for cleaner energy solutions. Moreover, clean energy technologies, renewable &energy efficient systems are capturing the attention of today’s world. For many, investing on these energy resources is also believed to be a means of eradicating poverty and then achieve shared growth for the third world people who desperately lives under the poverty bench mark. These endeavors, of course, require international commitment on a larger scale.

This particular article, however; highlights and reminds the importance of increasing the efficiency of the existing energy systems at everyone of our fingertips. By doing so, we help the environment be safe, reduce the cost of energy and save money on our monthly energy bills. Especially, if the energy resources reaching our premises are from the burning fossil fuel and carbon, by increasing the efficiency of our systems we are preventing a significant amount of carbon dioxide from leaving to the atmosphere.
In addition to using the best standard lighting bulbs, appliances and equipment, we can control the energy we consumed simply by optimizing the following;
  • Unplugging appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, boilers when they are idle,
  • Turning off lights, television sets when they are no more important,
  • Setting printers and computers to go in to stand by,  
  • Sealing tightly the doors of refrigerators to avoid leakage,
  • Trying to cook in mass if possible  and so on

Applying energy audits on our systems on a regular period can help us identify and replace the non efficient systems. By any way possible, shifting towards renewable energy resources has also a comparative advantage. Face the upfront cost of renewable and enjoy the lesser running cost of same for the good of both, the environment and saving money.