Thursday, March 18, 2010

Help mother earth - Save Energy & Prevent Global Warming

How to save energy at home. A little gesture here and there goes a long way!

1) Fight the light/fan (the biggest culprit)
Don't leave the lights/fan on when no one is in the room. If you are going to be out of the room for more than 5 mins, turn off the light & fan. This applies to dining room, kitchen, study, bathroom/toilet, etc.

2) Don't leave things turned on
Turn off all the appliances at the power point on the wall, and at the surge protector/control strip - that 4 or 6 plugs extension chord that you plug all your computer things into. Some devices like modems/small networking boxes, oven, toaster and kettles are drawing small amounts of power ALL the time. Best thing is to turn them off at the surge protector.
Turn off the TV when no one is watching. The same goes for computers, radios.

3) In the bathroom
Wasting water wastes electricity. Why? Becoz the biggest use of electricity in most cities is supplying water and cleaning it up after it's been used.

4) In the kitchen
Don't keep the refrigerator door open any longer than you need to. Close it to keep the cold air inside.

Is there an OLD refrigerator sitting in the store room/garage or someplace else at home?
Old fridge are real energy hogs! Urge your parents to throw it if it's not needed, or remind them that 1 large fridge is cheaper to run than 2 small fridges.

How are you going to make a difference today? Start with one small item at a time, and then go on to another once you have cultivated the habit of helping mother earth.

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