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Ways to Save Energy in Every Season

MONday - 29/12/2014 18:01 - Viewed: 1209
Power bills make the biggest part of our monthly expenses. During the summer season it is air conditioner and air cooler Singapore depends on and in winter, the heaters and thermostats. These appliances are known to consume the maximum electricity. Other household appliances like the fridge, stove, microwave oven, and washing machine have their own contribution to the power bill. However, these appliances are indispensable and most of us cannot do without them. A little judicious use of home appliances and a few other simple methods can help you reduce your power consumption to a significant extent. Read on to find out how:
Wear the right clothes
We all have learned in school that white clothes are for summer and dark clothes for winter. Using the same trick can help you reduce your use of the AC or the heater. While light, breathable clothes will keep you cool in summer, layering clothes and wearing wool will keep you warm in winter, which means you can turn your heater down. 
Close doors, windows and curtains
Heating or cooling the whole house is expensive. In summer, shut doors and windows wherever possible, and close the curtains to keep the house cool. Using the same technique in winter can help you trap heat and keep the house warmer. Heat or cool only the rooms you spend the most time in.

Turn heaters and coolers off when not needed
As mentioned above, heat or cool only the rooms that are occupied. When you go to bed, turn off the heating or cooling in the unoccupied rooms, and make sure to turn off all electric appliances when you leave the house.
Wash clothes using cold water
You can heavily cut down on your daily expense by washing clothes in cold water. Other means to save energy include selecting the appropriate washing cycle and waiting until you have a full load.
Insulate your roof 
An insulated ceiling makes a big difference to your power bills. If you already have insulation installed, check that it is properly installed and has the right rating.
Run your fridge efficiently
Your fridge is the most necessary appliance in the house, hence it is always running. Energy consumption from the fridge is often the most but making sure the door seal is tight and free from gaps can help you prevent cold air from escaping. Keeping the temperature around 4 or 5 degrees can also help you save energy.
Save energy in the kitchen
In Singapore, easy recipes or heating food, the microwave oven is a sought-after appliance. It not only saves time but also saves energy. If you use the stove, keep lids on your pans to reduce cooking time Always thaw frozen food in your fridge or sink before cooking to save time and energy.
Use energy-efficient lights
Replace old incandescent bulbs or tubelights with energy-saving cool fluorescent lamps. They last longer, are less harmful to the environment and cut down your power bills to a great extent.
Reducing expenses in power bills can be an easy goal to achieve. Following these simple techniques at home can help you save energy while reducing carbon emission into the environment.

Source: Sooperarticles