Energy Saving Tips

SAVE ENERGY - SAVE MONEY – SERVE THE NATION YOU HAVE THE ENERGY - TO SAVE ENERGY & WATER LIGHTING ♦ Use natural light. Avoid switching on lights during day time. Enjoy good health. ♦ Switch off the lights when not needed or when there is nobody in the room. ♦ Replace filament bulbs with 11 /15/18/20 W CFLs for non-study purposes. Save 80% energy. ♦ Replace Copper/Aluminum chokes with electronic chokes – in phases. ♦ Provide 36W slim tube lights of BEE 5 or 4 star rating in place of 40W T12 tube light. ♦ Better use 28 W T5 tube light with built in electronic choke. Saves ~ 50% energy over T12 lamp ♦ Provide 1 W LED lamp in place of 15 W night bulbs. ♦ Act locally & coordinate with your municipality - ensure streetlights don’t glow while sun shines; LIFTS • Avoid using lift for 1st and 2nd floors and while coming down. Save 5 units/day (Rs.20/ day or Rs.7200/annum). Thus you spend your excess calories. You improve your health also. • In twin cities & RR dt. alone, we can save 3 lakh units/day or Rs.12 lakh/day -for 60000 lifts. Fans • Switch off the lights when not needed or when there is nobody in the room. • Replace resistance type (large) regulators with electronic (small) regulators. • Use fans at lower speeds. Refrigerator  Keep the refrigerator at least one foot away from the wall.  Avoid opening the refrigerator door frequently to avoid loss of cooling.  Don’t open the refrigerator fully. Don’t keep the refrigerator open for long.  Keep all dishes etc. ready either for keeping in or for taking out of refrigerator.  Set the Thermostat of refrigerator correctly as per the season – save energy.  Defrost refrigerator regularly and avoid ice buildup.  Bring the dishes/contents to room temperature before keeping them in the refrigerator. Washing machine • Dry the washed clothes in sun light – save power. • Use full load. Switch on only after keeping the full load of clothes. Avoid part loading. • Front loading washing machines save power, water and detergent. Soak clothes before washing. • Dissolve detergent in water before using in washing machine. Air Conditioners • Avoid using ACs during winter & monsoon – you will enjoy natural light & ventilation. • Switch on the AC only if necessary. Switch off the ACs 30 minutes before vacating the room. • Regularly clean air filters of ACs. • Set the thermostat correctly as per requirement in the season – save energy. • Use air coolers in stead of ACs. They are energy saving and money saving. Water heaters • Take bath one family member immediately after the other – you save power. • Select a heater with thermostat control; Use solar water heaters. Domestic pumping  Use submersible pump in place of jet pump for pumping bore water to overhead tank.  Use low friction foot valves in water sumps. Save energy. General • Don’t use remote for switching off TV, CD players, DVDs & audio - save 7% energy. • Use pressure cooker in stead of electric cooker. • Don’t use simultaneously all the high energy appliances - ACs, heaters & grinders.

Plan Your Trips. Collect roof top water – filter through sand. It is Safe. Vehicles Drive between 45-55 km/hour. Arrest leakage by repairing tap. • If you save one unit at your end – about 2 units need not be produced at generating station. Share your car for car-pools. Save up to 6% by tuning your vehicle regularly. preserve environment & health.5% fuel and reduces exhaust emissions too. Benefits of saving Energy • Saving one unit of energy per day means 30 units per month or up to Rs. climate changes. Use electric bikes. Keep your hand/foot off the clutch. Use bucket Bathe using bucket.Benjamin Franklin) Use water from containers in stead of from running taps. >200 100 20 20 116 100 10 50 Avoid bath tub.5 0 . Use mug.improved quality of life for common people – improved GNP. Air filter prevents dust from fouling the engine. Under inflated tyres increase rolling resistance and lead to higher fuel consumption. Use public transport as far as possible. Use dual flushing cistern Use water in bucket. Use clutch only when you change gears. Save fuel. When you stop your vehicle. Take your friends along with you and you can share the costs. Adopt good Braking habits. Environment friendly. Save fuel. Research shows they lead to DNA changes in food stuff. Stop-and-go driving wastes fuel. Use of bi-metallic spark plugs saves over 1. stop engine. Water Saving (liters) 9 9 182 82 14 17 80 82 9. Switch off the engine at stops of over 2 minutes.illuminating thousands of villages in tribal/ rural areas & in industries . Save fuel. Drive in the correct gear. You get up to 40% extra mileage. we know the worth of water . Anticipate stops. Washing clothes with running tap Washing car with running water.about 2 kg CO2 is emitted. The filtered water can be used for other than drinking purposes.• Avoid using microwave much What we should do . Plan your route. Water Saving Tips • • • SAVE TODAY – SURVIVE TOMORROW (When the well is dry. Unnecessary loads increase fuel consumption. Rush hour. Use recommended grade of engine oil. can waste fuel excessively. Before you start on a trip. Adopt Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) to raise ground water level. Cheap.150 per month. • If 2 units are generated at thermal station-1 kg coal is consumed. Washing car with wet cloth. Incorrect gear shifting leads to up to 20% higher fuel consumption. Use mug. or stop-and-go traffic. Water tap leaking-drop by drop water we use (liters) 10 Avoid running tap. 10 Avoid running tap. Vehicles with four stroke engines have better efficiency. Washing hands with much water we use (liters) Brushing teeth-with running water Shaving-with running water. sea level rises and suffering to people living in coastal areas directly and in other areas indirectly through drought/floods. You save energy. ask yourself two questions: Is this trip really essential? Can I combine this trip with other trips in the same direction? Use cycle for short distances. Reduce loads. 1 1 18 18 6 3 36 18 0. • CO2 emissions result in global warming. • The energy saved can be utilized for irrigation . Use new style flush. Bathing with Bath tub Bathing with shower Toilet -Using old style flush Urinals Using old style flush for. Washing hands with running tap.5 50 Daily domestic chores What we normally do .

We save Ourselves and our Children (Source: APUSP . 50 water for wash-another for rinse 10 Gardening-we use drinking water. Birds & Animals .BEE – ECM .PCRA – IWWA – HMWSSB) For further details: Contact 9000661785 . Fill one bucket 40 we let the water run while rinsing. 100 Use kitchen water or rain water.Washing utensils and dishesAvoid running tap. Trees. 100 By Saving Water.

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