Let there be light, so it was said. Then the heavens shone. Thanks to the invention of electricity, light now starts up with the click of a switch, or a clap to trigger the sensor. Imagine what it's like without light, or tv, or the internet, or the aircon and the heater. Darkness and being unintended is oblivion.
That's why electricity is a great source of power, making our lives ultra better and convenient. Installed properly in your home, electricity is safe. But safe installation and the most modern gadgets can still fail if you are careless when using electricity. Electricity is power, and if misused or negligently handled, it can be dangerous. It is a fact that electricity can kill.
Be therefore well-informed about safety measures and the proper use of electricity. Then again, electricity is not unlimited. As a utility, we pay for its usage. It is equally important to save energy at home. Every kilowatt hour counts- it burns money. Here are some energy saving tips at home:
- Open the curtains during the day so you will not have to turn on the light. Capture the warmth of the sun to bring some sunny cheer in your home. Close them later in the afternoon when the evening sets in.
- In the evening and in heated rooms, close the doors, curtains and blinds.
- Heaters should be placed away from the windows.
- Unused fireplaces should be blocked off.
- Set thermostat and timer on the heaters so that they automatically turn on and off.
- Do not heat or cool a room you're not using.
- Unused appliances should be switched off and unplugged. Do not be complacent about putting them on standby mode. Even that uses energy.
- If there are drafts, seal them.
- A hot water bottle spares you from using energy unnecessarily.
- Use an extra blanket instead of an electric blanket.
- For your shower- head install a triple A, water- efficient fixture
- Avoid moisture formation when you shower by opening the window. Less energy is used because dry air is easier to heat.
- Wash laundry in full loads in the washer.
- A front- loading washing machine is more energy efficient.
- Washing in short cycles consumes less energy.
- Dry a full load of clothes in the dryer (if you're using it).
- After using the dryer, clean the lint.
- When using the dryer, use the low- heat setting as much as possible.
- Switch to cold water when washing clothes.
Is it a dreadful moment when you see your electric bill at the end of the month? Do you really feel you're getting a square deal from your electricity supplier? But if you think you're being overcharged, or services are always inefficient, switch electricity providers. Call a home utility service specialist website to call on your behalf and deal with the right electricity provider. You get connected faster, and in no time. Electricity use and charges in your home are accurate as it should be.