Tips for Energy Saving

Kindly follow and co-operate by adopting the following:

LIGHTS : One of the best energy saving devices is the main switch. Turn off lights, fans and other appliances from the main switch, when not in use. Use Fluorescent tube lights and CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamps), as it saves about 70% of electricity while delivering the same luminosity. Instead of using artificial light during the day time make optimum use of natural light.

ACs:

  • Keep ACs at 26oC. For each degree that is set above 22oC, you will use 3 to 5 percent less energy. Keep ACs at 26oC.
  • Set your window ACs with non digital display at ‘low cool’ or ‘medium cool’ instead of ‘high cool’.
  • Turn on your AC’s one hour after office commences and turn them off an hour before it shuts.
  • Clean AC filters increase the efficiency of cooling and energy consumption. Ensure that filters are cleaned at regular intervals.
  • Use tinted glass or solar film on your windows – they save as much as 40% energy.

Kindly follow and co-operate by adopting the following:

REFRIGERATORAllow enough space for air circulation around the refrigerator. Keep a six inch distance from the wall to allow heat generated by the compressor and motor to escape. Do not stuff your refrigerator. Adequate space for air circulation increases cooling efficiency. Set the temperature to ‘medium’ for optimum cooling. Do not keep the refrigerator door open unnecessarily for long periods. Decide what you want before you open the door. Make sure that food items are cooled to room temperature and securely covered before they are placed in the refrigerator.

WASHING MACHINE

  • Use your washing machine with full load as the electricity usage remains same even when you run it with half the load.
  • When purchasing, choose the energy efficient one.
  • Always switch it off from the plug point as the ‘stand-by’ mode still consumes power.
  • Avoid using the washing machine between 6 and 9 morning and evening peak hours.

Kindly follow and co-operate by adopting the following:

COMPUTERSUse your computers as they use much less energy than desktops. If you use a desktop, use an LCD monitor. A typical desktop computer uses about 65 to 250 watts. A laptop uses about 15 to 45 watts. Make sure your computer is set to sleep automatically when you take short breaks though switching it off is the best option for longer breaks. When your computer is in sleep, standby or hibernate mode the computer uses 0 to 6 watts of electricity. A screensaver does not save any energy – you save energy only if the monitor goes blank. If you turn the monitor off at the switch it will use 0 to 10 watts of electricity.

PLUG POINTS

What most of us fail to realize is that every time we leave a plug point ‘on’ after switching an electrical appliance ‘off’ from the machine button, power is still being consumed, in the ‘stand-by mode’.

  • Make it a habit to switch off your appliances from the plug point; it saves an unbelievable 5% of power.
  • Switch off your appliances like the TV, music system, juicer, mixer etc. from the plug point itself, as unknowingly we end up keeping them on stand-by mode and waste unnecessary power.
  • Don’t keep your computer monitors on ‘sleep’ or ‘screensaver’ mode as this consumes power as well.

Kindly follow and co-operate by adopting the following

PEAK HOURThe time zone between 6 and 9 morning and evening witnesses the highest demand on the power system, due to usage of power by various customers during the period. Avoid using power between 6 and 9 morning and evening as far as possible. This can be done by avoiding the usage of geysers, washing machines, water pumps etc. at this peak hour. Avoid ironing of your clothes between 6 and 9 morning and evening. Avoid using washing machines between 6 and 9 morning and evening.

OTHER DEVICES

Unplug mobile phone and all battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged. Many chargers draw power even when the device is not plugged in to the charger.

  • Use staircase instead of an elevator as far as possible because lifts/elevators are high energy consumers. Each flight of stairs that you walk up saves enough energy to power 150 light bulbs.
  • Use electronic devices such as torches that have solar powered cells instead of single-use batteries. Solar energy is renewable energy.

Know how much energy you are consuming for various lights and appliances:

    1. 1.   Lights/fans
Devices(Capacity & Size)

 

Incandescent Bulb

 

CFL

 

Wattage
25
40
60
100
7
11
13
27
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day 0.75 1.2 1.8 3 0.21 0.33 0.39 0.81
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day 4.5 7.2 10.8 18 1.26 1.98 2.34 4.86
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min) 40 25 16.40 10 143 90.55 77 37

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
Floroscent with Copper choke
Floroscent with Electronic choke
Type
T12(40w)
T8(36w)
T5(28w)
28w
Wattage
55
51
31
28
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
1.65
1.53
0.93
0.84
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
9.9
9.18
5.58
5.04
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
18.11
19.60
32.40
36.00

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
Night Lamp(Zero bulb)
Ceiling fan 
Table fan
Size
36/48″
56″
60″
12/16″
Wattage
15
50
60
70
40
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
0.45
1.5
1.8
2.1
1.2
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
2.7
9
10.8
12.6
7.2
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
66.40
20
16.40
14.17
25

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
Domestic Electric Iron
Dhobi
Immersion Rod
Storage 15-50 lit Geyser
Instant
Wattage
450/700
1000
1000
2000
3000
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
13.5 to 21
30
30
60
90
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
81 to 126
180
180
360
540
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
2.13 to 1.25
1
1
30
20min

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
1 Ton AC
1.5 Ton
Air Cooler
Small Refrigerator
Big Refrigerator
Toaster
Wattage 1400 1800 170 225 300 800
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
42
54
5.1
6.75
9.00
24
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
252
324
30.6
40.50
54.00
144
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
43min
33min
5.53
2units/day
4units/day
1.15

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
Hot Plate
Electric Kettle
Mixer-Juicer(big)
AutomaticWashing Machine
Semi-Automatic
Vacuum Cleaner
Wattage
1000/1500
1000/2000
450
325/1000
200
700-750
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
30 to 45
30 to 60
13.5
9.75 to 30
6
21 to 22.5
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
180 to 270
180 to 360
81
58.5 to 180
36
126 to 135
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
1.40
1.30
2.13
3.5 to 5
5
1.26 to 1.20

 

Devices(Capacity & Size)
Radio
Tape Recorder
TV
Video
Mosquito Repellant
Water Purifier
Computer
Wattage
15
20
60 to 120
40
5
25
100 to 150
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-One hour day
0.45
0.6
1.8 to 3.6
1.2
0.15
0.75
3 to 4.5
Monthly Electricity consumption(kwh)-Six hour day
2.7
3.6
10.8
7.2
0.9
4.5
18 to 27
One unit of power will be consumed when you run the device for…(Hours/min)
66.40
50
21.6
25
200
40
10 to 6.40
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