How do we save electricity?

        By now, we should all know that electric power is very precious and has to be saved. There are of course many ways to do that. Let’s look at a few of them.

       The first and foremost step is to make sure that any appliance is turned off when not in use. For lighting, you could use LEDs or CFLs instead of incandescent bulbs. And if it’s daytime, try to make use of the day light instead of other lights. They could very well serve the purpose!

       The next thing to remember is that electrical appliances should never be left on standby. It’s a major waste of power. A TV consumes 10 watt power in standby mode.

         If you are using an air conditioner, make sure the doors and windows are closed, so that the power is not wasted. But any day, ceiling fans are recommended instead of coolers and air conditioners.

         The appliances that account for a big chunk of your electricity bill are refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines etc. And as they get older, power consumption too goes up. So, old appliances should be replaced by energy-saving models on time, so as to save power.

        These are some of the methods you can try to save power in homes.