HOME AND GARDEN
ISSUES / CHALLENGES
- World energy consumption will grow by 48% between 2012 and 2040.
- Lighting accounts for 18 per cent of a typical household’s electricity bill.
- Fridges and freezers are the highest energy consumers after central heating. There are many easy ways to monitor and reduce unnecessary energy consumption, and therefore reduce your utility bill charge.
- Even when off, devices such as televisions, microwaves and printers use standby power. In the US, the total electricity used by electronics consuming standby power is equal to the annual output of 50 power plants.
DATA SOURCES (LINKS)
- Unplug devices when fully charged or not in use. Use a power strip to turn off all devices in one go.
- Rather than using the sleep function, shut down your computer or laptop overnight, or when not in use.
Switch off the lights when you leave the room or house.
- Replace traditional lightbulbs with LED lights when the lightbulbs die. Replacing them before the end of their life is an unnecessary waste of resources. LED lights are more efficient, using up to 75% less energy than traditional lightbulbs.
- Find many more useful and easy to implement tips here:
- Learn how electricity is generated and how it reaches your socket:
- There are a lot of suggestions on how to save energy out there. Check out which energy saving suggestion is a myth…
- Watch this video on how to save energy with appliances at home:
- Request an energy saving timer plug from your council or purchase the ANSMANN AES-1 Zero Watt Energy Saving Timer Plug, for example.
- Invest in an energy measure device for your appliances to understand how your appliances are using energy and where savings can be made.
- Switch to a green electricity supplier if possible.
- Buy new items responsibly with care given to their energy rating.