Electricity Saving Tips
Why should we save energy
Use the following simple guidelines for saving electricity and cutting down your energy bill
(A) At Home
Fans & Electric Iron
§ Do not switch on the power when TV and Audio Systems are not in use.Idle
operation leads to an energy loss of 10 watts /device.
§ Turn off your home office equipment when not in use.
§ A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses – more power than an
§ If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more
than half the system's energy.
§ Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use
helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
§ Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start-ups and shutdowns do
not use any extra energy, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear and saves energy.
Avoid dry grinding in your food processors (mixers and grinders) as it takes longer time than liquid grinding.
§ Turn off electric stoves several minutes before the specified cooking time.
§ Use flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the cooking coil.
§ When cooking on a gas burner, use moderate flame settings to conserve LPG.
§ Remember that a blue flame means your gas stove is operating efficiently.
§ Yellowish flame is an indicator that the burner needs cleaning.
§ Use pressure cookers as much as possible.
§ Use lids to cover the pans while cooking.
§ Bring items taken out of refrigerators (like vegetables, milk etc) to room
temperature before placing on the gas stove for heating.
§ Use Solar Water Heater – a good replacement for a electric water heater.
§ Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers; frost buildup
increases the amount of energy needed to keep the motor running.
§ Leave enough space between your refrigerator and the walls so that air can
easily circulate around the refrigerator.
§ Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold.
§ Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight.
How to Check that refrigerator door seals are proper : Use a slip of paper to check the door seal. Close the door on the paper, then see if you can pull it out easily. If it pulls right out, your door may need new seals or the refrigerator may need to be replaced. If it sticks snugly in place and you have to tug to get it out, that means the door seals are working properly.
§ Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release
moisture and make the compressor work harder.
§ Do not open the doors of the refrigerators frequently.
§ Don't leave the fridge door open for longer than necessary, as cold air will
§ Use smaller cabinets for storing frequently used items.
§ Avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge.
§ Plan ahead what you need from the refrigerator before opening the door. This
saves energy by keeping the time the door is open as short as possible.
§ The electricity consumption by your geyser can be considerably reduced if the
members of your family bathe in quick succession and switch it off as soon as it is no longer required.
§ Always wash only with full loads.
§ Use optimal quantity of water.
§ Use timer facility to save energy.
§ Use the correct amount of detergent.
§ Use hot water only for very dirty clothes.
§ Always use cold water in the rinse cycle.
§ Prefer natural drying over electric dryers.
(B) At Shops and Business Establishments
§ Avoid excessive illumination. Please keep only as many fans and lights on as
§ Do not use neon sign boards. Use only painted sign boards.
§ Use energy saving compact fluorescent lamps for the illumination of your shops,
showrooms, or hotels.
§ Try to switch on your room air conditioners and coolers at least one hour late and
switch off one hour early. Preferably, do not use these heavy duty appliances.
§ Please close the shops and showrooms precisely by at night.
§ Use solar water heaters for hot water requirements of your hotels and lodges.
(C) At Farms
§ Provide shunt capacitors at terminals of your three-phase motor to help reduce current and ensure longer life to your pump set.
§ Use rigid PVC pipes to get more discharge.
§ Avoid sharp bends and too many joints in the suction and delivery lines.
§ Use low-resistance foot valves.
§ Lubricate pump sets at regular intervals.
§ Choose suitable crop mix so that at least one crop in a year is grown with least water consumption.