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How To Conserve Electricity

We Show You Useful Tips On How to Conserve Electricity

The US consumes more electricity than any other nation. With environmental problems like pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer, we need to be very conscious of how much energy we consume.

Today, we will cover just a few things you can do to help save energy and also save a little bit of money each day. These are really simple things that any person can do, you simply have to make the decision to do them in order to help the Earth and ourselves.

Merely turning off the lights each time you exit a room in your home is one of the simplest things you can do to not waste electrical energy. Many people tend to leave leave lights turned on in a room when they think they will be coming right back, possibly in ten or fifteen minutes. If you do this for merely a couple of times a day, it could add up to at least 30 minutes of squandered electrical energy. Even though it may not seem like much, the fact is millions of people are doing the exact same thing every day. If you add it up, one individual could be consuming no less than 182 hours of electricity yearly. Let’s say that we really leave the lights turned on for more or less 182 hours every year and let’s multiply that by one million people. That totals to 182,000,000 hours of electricity being wasted every year on just one light.

One more thing that is causing electricity to be wasted is the habit a lot of people have of entering a room and turning the lights on. This has become something that’s done by numerous people. I find I am guilty of doing this quite often. The trouble is that even during daytime when you have no need for the light because you’re getting more than enough sunlight to light up the room. However most people still walk in a room and turn the lights on. In addition, most us fail to remember to turn the lights off because there is already a great deal of natural light coming in we don’t realize the light is still on. You must make a conscious effort to leave the lights off if there is sufficient natural light in a room.

Another huge problem is people leaving things like TVs and radios switched on the entire day even if they are not in the same room. A good example is my mother; she’s always leaving the Telly switched on in the living room, even though she’s is in the kitchen cooking a meal or cleaning the rest of the house. This is a huge waste of electrical energy. So, if you’re not in the room, flip off the TV.

These are simply a couple of things that people can do very easily but can have a huge effect on our efforts to not waste power and to save the Earth. It simply takes a little effort on your part to remember these things, and when each person makes a little effort, it can add up to make a massive difference.

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