ENERGY

It is best to try and save energy.The first steps of avoiding waste will cost nothing and will immediately start saving you money. Some of them may involve some changes to your lifestyle

  • Lights
    • Switch off lights in empty rooms - this will give 10% saving
    • Clean luminaries regularly to give clear light
    • Use table light for reading
    • Study your bills and compare regularly
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  • Airconditioners
    ac(Consumes power equivalent to 25 fans or 7-10 evaporator coolers)
    • Slightly turn up thermostat of ACs and set between 25 - 27degrees C)
    • Use fan to supplement and increase the thermostat
    • Reduce heat from outside by closing curtains specially in south west and seal for better air insulation
    • Don't overcool the room and never use blanket with AC on

     

  • Electrical Appliances
    • tvStand-by: videos, stereos, televisions and other electrical items all use upto 13% of rated electricity when on stand by. Switch them off at the plug switch
    • Incase it is required to keep the computer on ,put on standby to save 40% power.

     

  • Kitchen
    • Cook with lids on pans
    • Try to keep gas flames low
    • fridgeIf you can, use flat-bottomed pans on gas hobs
    • Only heat water which you will actually use
    • Heating water on gas is three times cheaper than on electricity.
    • Keep your fridge at the right temperature depending on ambient
    • Allow air to circulate behind your fridge and clean the condenser piping at the back
    • Defrost your fridge regularly in direct cool refrigerators
    • Run the washing machine with full loads
    • Use low temperature washes whenever possible


SAVE WITH SOME INVESTMENT

  • cflEnergy Efficient Appliances
    • Replace normal bulbs by CFL which consume 75% less power .One lamp of 60W replaced by 15w CFL has a pay back of 4 months with a recurring saving of Rs 25 per month
    • Use slim tube light and save 10-50% and use electronic ballast to save 20% power
    • Use timers for switching lights
    • Use effective voltage stabilisers
    • All new electrical goods should display an energy label explaining how much energy an appliance uses. While buying new appliances make the selection based on energy efficiencies as they offer future savings. Appliances graded as most efficient may use upto less than half the energy of similar other models. Bureau of Energy Efficiency has issued the Standards.
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  • heaterRenewable Energy Devices
    • Using solar water heater is a major step in energy saving through renewable means., though initial cost is high subsidized loan can be obtained. Annual energy savings will almost cover the installment charge.
    • Consider using Solar lights for standby as well normal use
    • Use evaporative cooling on roofs for which technology will be facilitated by us
    ENERGY SAVINGS POTENTIAL - APPLIANCES
    Appliances
    Rating (Watts)
    Operating Hours/Day
    Units/Month
    Costs*/Month
    (Rupees)
    Incandescent Bulbs
    40
    60
    6
    6
    7
    11
    21
    33
    Flourescent Tube Light
    40
    10
    12
    36
    Night Lamp
    15
    10
    4
    12
    Mosquito Repellent
    5
    10
    1.5
    4.5
    Fans
    60
    15
    27
    81
    Air Coolers
    175
    8
    42
    126
    Air Conditioners
    1500
    6
    270
    810
    Refrigerator
    225
    15
    101
    303
    Mixer/Blender
    450
    1
    13
    40
    Toaster
    800
    0.5
    12
    36
    Hot Plate
    1500
    0.5
    22
    66
    Oven
    1000
    1
    30
    90
    Electric Kettle
    1500
    1
    45
    135
 
 

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