As the climate keeps changing and makes the temperature warmer, you probably adapt through fans and air conditioners to comfort your body from the heat. But the way you adjust might be one of the possible causes of the continuous shifts of the environment’s condition.
One of the leading causes of the rise in temperature is the abundant release of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Power plants burn fossil fuels and emit a large amount of carbon dioxide, in exchange for electricity.
People have found another way to generate electricity without releasing extreme carbon dioxide. But it is way too dangerous to maintain and operate — this is through nuclear energy.
The last resort for an eco-friendly power producer is the use of renewable energy, which comes from natural sources — wind, geothermal, hydro, and solar. But their use is not as established as fossil fuels since they are new and expensive to produce.
According to the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australia gets 80% of its energy from the burning of fossil fuels. Thus, this country vastly contributes to the carbon dioxide emission that potentially harms the environment.
But in your little ways, you can help provide a safer environment for the future. This article will guide you to attain energy efficiency.
What is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency is a way to decrease the use of energy while maintaining the same output to power your appliances and devices.
Benefits of Energy Conservation
- It lowers carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that use fossil fuels since lesser demand for energy is needed.
- It reduces your electric bills.
- It is an excellent investment as you can save money in the long run.
- It increases your house value. Energy-efficient homes can be sold at higher prices.
- It promotes health because of lesser pollution.
8 Ways to be Energy-Efficient
Use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
They consume less energy but provide the same light output compared to other types of lights.
Install solar panels
In the long run, installing solar panels will reduce your electric bills and will help the consumers to shift in using natural resources for power.
Remove your appliances and devices in sockets when not in use
When appliances and devices are still connected to power outlets, though minimal, they still contribute to your power consumption. So make sure to unplug them when not in use.
Purchase appliances with high-star ratings
Appliances today have star-ratings where the more stars they have, the more energy-efficient they are. Thus, purchasing these appliances will help you save the environment and save your money in the future.
Defrost and fill your refrigerators
Unfilled refrigerators consume more energy than filled ones, so make sure you are maximising your fridge capacity. Moreover, defrosting your refrigerators also makes them more energy-efficient.
Use power strips
Power strips are instruments that let you plug in more appliance or device in the circuit. They also protect them from drawing power when not in use, making them energy savers.
Install smart thermostats
Smart thermostats are responsible for adjusting the temperature of heaters and air conditioners automatically. This way, it reduces the use of energy when no one is at home.
Wash your clothes in washing machines with cold water and filled
Your washing machine is designed to wash your clothes with cold water and in full load, which also allows you to run it less.
As most power suppliers use fossil fuels to supply electricity, it releases dangerous gas that continues to deteriorate our environment. Energy efficiency is essential to guide and help us protect the environment, so it can continue to serve its purpose to sustain our needs and protect wildlife. In our little ways, we can help to conserve energy by installing energy-efficient tools and appliances for our home use.
Let us save together the environment. We at Gordon Powers offer installation of energy-efficient devices such as LEDs, solar powers, power strips, and thermostats. Don’t worry about the cost as we give a reasonable and affordable electrical services while ensuring quality work. Don’t miss your $50 discount when you book your appointment on our website or call (02) 9199 7480.