Electricity is one of the most important blessings that science has given to mankind. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think of a world without it. Electricity has many uses in our day to day life. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, A/C and more. All these provide comfort to people. In factories, large machines are worked with the help of electricity. Essential items like food, cloth, paper and many other things are the product of electricity.
Modern means of transportation and communication have been revolutionised by it. Electric trains and battery cars are quick means of travel. Electricity also provides means of amusement, radio, television and cinema, which are the most popular forms of entertainment are the result of electricity. Modern equipment like computers and robots have also been developed because of electricity. Electricity plays a pivotal role in the fields of medicines and surgery too — such as X-ray, ECG. The use of electricity is increasing day by day.
How to Save Electricity at Office?
- Switch off the lights which were not required
- Remove excess lighting in areas that are too bright
- Remember to turn-off all electronic equipment’s before you are leaving office
- Make sure that you Unplugged the Mobile Phones / Laptops charger when they are not in use
- Switch off the AC in offices, meeting rooms, etc. right after use
How to Save Electricity at Home?
- Switch off the Fan when AC is running.
- Clean Fan Regularly
- Lighting in the home typically accounts for 10 – 15% of electricity usage. The use of low energy lamps can provide significant electricity savings. Low energy lamps are miniature fluorescent tubes, which are designed to replace ordinary light bulbs.
- They are made in a variety of shapes, sizes and ratings so they should be
selected to suit the fitting and the space available.
- A low energy lamp uses about a fifth of the electricity of an equivalent
ordinary light bulb which means they can save electricity.
- Choose the right size of water heater for your family
- Switch off the water heater after use
- Switch on the water heater a short while before use
- Place your fridge or freezer in a cool place, away from cookers or heaters
- For best operation, position your fridge so that air can circulate around the heat exchanger at the back
- Do not leave a fridge or freezer door open for longer than necessary
- Allow any cooked food to cool before putting it in the fridge or freezer
- Ensure you have a full load before using your washing machine. If this is impractical, use the half loads or economy programme
- Use a minimum temperature (40C) wash and economy programmes whenever possible
- Iron your clothes while they are still slightly damp
- Steam irons use more power than dry ones
- Ensure the iron is switched off as soon as you finish ironing.
- You will save electricity if you avoid leaving your equipment left on in standby
mode. If nobody is watching TV, turn it off. Don’t use it as a source of background music.