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{November 23, 2010}   Tips for Conserving Electricity

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Nidarshana Sharma

We depend on many forces in our daily lives.We keep our house clean with a vacuume cleaner,our dishes sparkle because of theTips for Conserving Electricity dishwasher,our clothes smell heavenly,courtesy,the washing machine,we are entertained by the television,live without darkness with the lamp or light and all these in turn function perfectly through electricity.

Electricity or electric energy has become indispensable in our lives.We would be handicapped without it.The whole world is served through it.Imagining life without it is next to impossible.Yet, this is a stark reality in many parts of the world to this day.Many small villages in the countries of  Asia and Africa are still waiting for the light of a lamp and the sound of an electric motor.

So far electricity has been produced with non-renewable sources of energy which has been depleting at an alarming rate.As the world’s population increases,so do the demand for the electricity and the indirect demand for fossil fuels.There is an urgent need to look at alternative sources for the generation of electricity.While the research for these non-conventional sources is on,the need of the hour is to conserve electricity and prevent wastage.

We could begin by doing everything in our capacity to cut down our consumption of electricity.Here are a few tips which could help.Quite astonishingly there can be a considerable amount of reduction in your power bill.

1. To begin with the small items,lights can add a lot to your bill when kept switched on all the time.So make sure you turn them off when you don’t need them.
2. Try to soak in the natural air and turn off those AC’s.
3. Monitor your usage of the washing machine and driers.Washing machines guzzle down electricity.
4. Only run the dishwasher when it is fully loaded;adjust the water level on the washing machine for smaller loads and clean out the lint filter in your drier before every load.
5. Set your thermostat at a reasonable temperature .Set it as high or as low as you need to be comfortable,but don’t heat or cool excessively.
6. Unplug any chargers that aren’t in use because they still use electricity even when they ‘re not actively charging something.
7. Hang clothes on a clothesline instead of using a drier to conserve electricity .
8. Use your appliances efficiently to conserve electricity.Refrain from opening your oven unnecessarily because it has to work harder and use more energy to heat back up.

In addition you could install solar panels on your terrace to absorb the sunlight and generate solar power.Many responsible citizens have also started organizing energy conservation drives in their neighbourhoods and are doing their bit in bringing about a small difference.It is only through the people that such drives can be successful.We must care for our planet and for the future generations and ensure that they lead a wholesome life too.


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