1. Install Light Sensors: The light sensor is a passive device that converts this “light energy” whether visible or in the infra-red parts of the spectrum into an electrical signal output. Such sensors are normally used in different applications such as switching circuits and for security purposes. When they used in different security circuits these sensors detect the variation in the light then they send the signal to the alarm.
2. Controlled TV Time: Many homes have more than one television set and it’s just so easy to be sitting in different rooms watching your own shows at the cost of that hard-earned money going waste in the unnecessary energy consumption. Avoid running multiple television sets simultaneously.
3. Regular Maintenance and Servicing Of Home Appliances: We realized that the outdated and unmaintained appliances were eating up a hell lot of energy. Old appliances usually eat up more energy than the newer ones which makes it important to replace them after some years. Regular maintenance and servicing of home appliances might cost you a few extra rands but it will go a long way in saving you even more money.
4. Put Up A Clothesline: The dryer machine uses a lot of electricity and is also too harsh on the clothes. The more economical way to solve this issue is to put up a clothesline and hang drying your clothes. This will not only save you a few rands in the electricity bill but exposing clothes to sunlight also keeps them germ-free.
5. Use Cold Water To Do Clothes: The major factor adding up to your electricity bill is the excessive usage of hot water at home But simply doing away with the usage of hot water for washing your clothes can save you electricity. There’s usually a notion that hot water is more effective in keeping the clothes germ-free but I have realized that cold water works just as good and is way too easy on the clothes.
6. Replace your lightbulbs: Switching conventional light bulbs to LED bulbs will give you much more energy-efficient lighting, and give you a significant saving per bulb over the course of its life.
7. Unplug Unused Electronics: All things plugged in will bleed some energy. Called “standby” electricity loss because it’s so often associated with electronics in standby or idle mode, it’s also known as “phantom” or “vampire” electricity (for obvious reasons). Even turned off, many appliances keep drawing power.
8. Check The Energy Rating While Buying New Appliances: Energy-efficient appliances consume way less energy than those which are old and inefficient. Choose more efficient appliances while buying new ones and replace those who are consuming a lot of energy with more efficient ones.
9. Take shorter showers: Winters usually make you want to stay in the shower a little longer. Long showers use a lot of hot water which in turn adds up to the electricity bill. Make it a habit to take shorter showers and make sure you don’t leave it open while soaping the body.
10. Run Full Load: Some people run their washing machines for a couple of clothes and their dishwashers half loaded which doesn’t use any less energy. These appliances are a heavy source of energy consumption and using them inefficiently can cost you more than expected. Don’t run your washing machine and the dishwasher until they are fully loaded to save some money.
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