Modern-day life is unthinkable without electricity. Most of the equipment we use everyday runs on electricity. To reduce our electricity bills and reduce the impact of energy use on the environment here are some simple tips on how to save electricity at home.
Let’s start with the equipment that consumes the most electricity. Heating and air conditioning system to draw more power than other home electrical appliances. ‘Save electricity by having iSAVE installed with your air conditioner that improves energy efficiency’(Also known as ‘ประหยัดไฟฟ้าด้วยการติดตั้ง iSAVE กับเครื่องปรับอากาศที่ช่วยเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพการใช้พลังงาน’ in the Thai language).
Saving electricity at home while the equipment is used can be quite easy as long as you ensure that :
a) All the windows in your home are energy efficient. Leaks around doors and windows sealed, and updated insulation in the attic and wall spaces.
b) Weatherproofing done on the basis of the entrance door and around the edges.
c) The temperature lowered to 65 degrees in winter and raised to 78 degrees.
d) Windows is still open in the summer as far as possible and fans are used to ensure proper air circulation
e) You wear a sweater in the winter to keep yourself warm as far as possible and turn off the heater.
f) Your curtains close on a warm day and open it on cold days. This not only prevents drafts, but also helps to trap heat and cold.
Simple things you can do to save electricity in the home is to turn off lights that are not needed. Similarly, make sure that you turn off electronic equipment such as televisions, computers and video equipment when not in use.
Another alternative is to harness the energy of the electric meter. This meter displays how much electricity each appliance and electronic devices in your home requires. By knowing this would be easy for you to work out a plan on how to save electricity at home.