More power is wasted daily in America than in any other nation worldwide. With all the problems our planet is having these days with pollution and the depletion of our ozone layer; we have to help conserve electricity, which in turn will help our planet.
Today, we will cover just a few things you can do to help conserve energy and also save a little bit of money every day. These things are very easy to do that anyone can do them; however, you will have to act for it to work and doing so you will help save our planet.
Just switching off the lights whenever you exit a room in your house is one of the things you can do to not waste or conserve electrical energy. Many of us likely temporarily leave the living room lights switched on when we go to the kitchen to get a snack because we believe we are coming right back. If you do this even a couple of times every day, that is about 30 minutes of wasted electrical energy for just this one light. While you are wasting what could be thirty minutes of power each day may not appear like much, know that millions of other people are doing it too. And every individual who does this is squandering 182 hours of electricity each year for merely this one light. Next, try multiplying that by just 1 million people. The figure comes to a stunning 182 million hours of squandered energy that is essentially coming from one single room in each person’s house.
Another wasteful habit that a lot of people do is switching the lights on when entering a room. This has become a habit done by a lot of people. I catch myself doing it as well. The problem is that most of the time, there is adequate light coming into a room. And yet, we walk into a reasonably lit room and flip the light switch on. And aside from that, because of the natural light filtering in, we tend to forget we turned the room light on in the first place and leave it on for the rest of the day. You just need to make the extra effort to not turn the lights on if there is enough natural light coming in.
One serious problem is people leaving things like TVs and radios switched on the whole day even if they are not using it. That’s a good deal of electricity being squandered. Thus, if you’re not in the room, turn off the television.
These are just a few things that we all can do very easily but can have a huge impact on our attempts to not waste power and to save the environment. If everyone makes just a little effort to do these very simple things, it can add up to make a huge difference.
You can also open the curtains of your windows to let the light in so that you won’t have to switch on the light and therefore conserve energy.