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7 Easy Ways To Save Energy In Your Home

Recently, a new breakthrough in saving home energy was discovered. What Every Family Must Know!
It’s amazing, because it covers nearly every bit of information you wanted to know about saving home energy, plus more…Just imagine being able to reduce your bills in 7 days (or less) without spending a lot of time.  And you could do this from the comfort of your own home, wouldn’t that be great? Yes you could have an energy efficient home. It truly is possible, but you just need to know how….”
  1. Understand how your home uses energy.House energy consumption chart
  2. Reduce heat gain by insulating your house especially the windows.
    Identify possible air leakages in your home and seal them. Reduce leaks in ducts.
  3. Set your Air-conditioners (HVAC) thermostat.
    It has been proven that if you set your Air-conditioning thermostat to 22°C rather than the usual 16°C to avoid over working of the refrigerant compressor, you can save up to 30% of energy consumption in your home.
    Do the same to your Refrigerator and Freezers, you can set the thermostat to medium instead of the full throttle especially when you have 24 hours power supply.
  4. Maintain your Air-conditioning (HVAC) SystemsMake sure to clean or change your air filters regularly. A dirty air filter will reduce free air flow thereby making the system work harder to keep you comfortable and costing you more money.
  5. Replace inefficient home appliances with ENERGY STAR® models.
    • Home appliances account for about 13% of the average home electric bill.
    • ENERGY STAR appliances use 10-20% less energy than standard appliances. This helps save money and the environment.
  6. Change to energy efficient light bulbs.
    • Lighting makes up about 12% of your home’s energy usage.
    • LED bulbs use 70-90% less energy and last up to 25 times longer.
  7. Eliminate Phantom LoadsThe term “Phantom load”, also called “Vampire consumption” refers to the energy that an appliance or electronic device consumes when it is not actually turned on. According to the recent research by the United States Green Building Council, about 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are on standby. A report from the University of California Berkeley also says that phantom loads account for about 6 percent of all national residential electricity consumption. You can eliminate phantom loads by unplugging appliances and electronics when you are not using them, or by plugging them into a power strip (Extension Cables), and turning the strip off when they are not in use. For more information, see Save Energy, Eliminate Phantom Loads.

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7 Responses to “7 Easy Ways To Save Energy In Your Home”

By Jagun - 16 January 2018 Reply

Great.
Please keep it up
God bless, Jagun

By Ify - 16 January 2018 Reply

Nice one, very useful and informative.

By Abdulqadri Umar - 16 January 2018 Reply

Great and educative for FM
Keep the Good work up sir
God bless

By Moradeyo Odubiyi - 16 January 2018 Reply

Great and highly educative.

By Fatimah - 20 January 2018 Reply

Thank you Moradeyo. Keep up with us for more educative pieces.

By Omolara - 17 January 2018 Reply

Thanks …this means ignorance.is energy consuming. ….. Its such a great job,,quite educative……

By Fatimah - 20 January 2018 Reply

Thank you Omolara. We are glad you find it useful.

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