How often do you remind yourself to switch off the lights when leaving your house or to close the tap while brushing your teeth? How long do you water your plants during the day? How much do you know about saving devices that can be used to conserve water and electricity?
Here are some useful tips that can be implemented throughout our daily lives which in return will help create big change, now and in the future.
Let’s start with electricity first. Have you ever thought of using thermal insulation? Did you know that thermal insulation saves up to 30% of electricity consumption and reduces AC capacity required for the building? It also helps in reducing environmental pollution.
LED lamps are considered to be the most efficient way of lighting, with an estimated energy efficiency of 80-90% when compared with conventional light bulbs. So start using them if you are not doing so yet.
On the other hand, overcharging your electronic devices and forgetting to unplug them, once fully charged, will consume energy and increase your bill. Be careful not to do so.
When it comes to water conservation, there are countless ways to save water. Avoid keeping ornamental plants because they consume a lot of water and plant drought resistant trees and shrubs since they thrive with very little water.
Hydroponics is considered to be the best gardening technique since it helps in saving 80% of needed water for the plants. Don’t forget to use the right kind of sprinkler nozzles to help save water.
Last but not least, don’t over use water for your plants. Instead, water your lawn during the cool parts of the day, early morning or late evening.
These are some simple actions that can be implemented in no time and have a significant impact on saving electricity and water. Let us work hand by hand in doing that in order to save the future.