Energy Conservation Techniques
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One of the best thing to do is save some money. We usually try to find some other ways but the best way is within our reach. Its very simple and that is by saving energy used in our daily heating and cooling systems. There are a number of easy and cheap things that can be done as homemade projects that will save your precious hundreds of dollars per annum.
The most effortless revenue saving scheme is to weather stripping doors and windowpanes with a “V” seal type weather strip. The opening of the “V” should face towards the outdoors of the home. This will reduce draft in the house and slow down heated or cooled air from getting off the house. And the longer the treated air stays in the house, the lower the cost to treat the air.
Caulking or sealing around windowpane and doorcases and caulking around base boards will likewise slow down the loss of treated air from the house. This strategy again will bring down the householders heating and cooling bill.
This above mentioned technique is very easy and can be undertaken on a free weekend. Just remember that you can do this task all by yourself and nothing important is involved in it. There are things which you can easily do it by yourself so must do that to avoid unnecessary spendings and then relax and enjoy.
The best way to save energy is
Never leave the lights on once you are not around.
Never leave the AC running in an empty room.
Never leave things turned on once leaving a place.
Always use energy saver bulbs to reduce the cost.
Americans use twice as much energy as necessary to heat their homes. If you have a fireplace, close the damper when you don't have a fire burning. An open fireplace damper can let 8 percent of heat from your furnace escape through the chimney. Keep the curtains closed and ensure that there is no air coming inside the room. Always wear warm clothes inside the house so that the requirement for heating is reduced.
Window glass is also a significant source of heating and cooling loss to the homeowner. You could replace your present windows with high efficiency windows at a great cost, or you could cover your windows with commercially available clear plastic sheeting. This is especially great in the winter; and you will achieve a substantial reduction in heating costs.
Donot waste water. Water wasting means energy wasting. Keep the taps closed and teach your kids about the importance of water. Almost 75% of water we need is wasted in the bathroom sotry to be careful in its use. A faucet that leaks enough water to fill a soda bottle every 30 minutes will waste 2,192 gallons of water a year. You do not require a hose to clean the door way instead use a broom to do the job.
Use Small appliances
Cook with small appliances
Use the microwave
Clean or replace air filters
Run cold water for disposal
Only use one refrigerator or freezer
Don’t set the temperature colder than necessary
Insulate water pipes
With the savings in energy costs attributed to these easy to do strategies, you could probably buy a new couch or a Plasma TV.