Thursday, April 9, 2020

Stop taking energy for granted!

Throughout history, humanity evolved alongside the development in the field of energy production. The more effective and convenient its distribution got, the more advanced humanity became. However, we are now at a point where power is so convenient and affordable that we have begun to waste it.

Back in the days our ancestors did not keep torches and candles lit after day break. It is logic that influenced this power saving behaviour long before energy awareness campaigns ever existed. This is because it was understood that energy is finite and once that candle is used up, effort is needed to make and get another one. Today our main issue is that we have taken energy for granted and our consumption is surpassing the power stations capabilities. Here’s how to contribute to the sustainment of power:

Putting a full load of clothes in the washing machine reduces the amount of times that you need to do the laundry and hence, save a lot of energy in the long run. Also, since we are blessed to have abundant solar energy in our Kingdom, there is no need to use the clothes dryers as they have been mainly produced for European consumers as they have cloudy weather and not enough sunlight.

Did you know that AC consumption contributes to more than 60% of the electricity bill during summer? Switch all air conditioners off when you step out of the house. Also, don’t forget that maintenance of air conditioners saves around 7% of electricity consumption.

Today’s LED bulbs can be six-seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights and cut energy consumption by more than 80 percent. Good-quality LED bulbs also have a useful life of 25,000 hours or more, meaning they can last more than 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs. That amounts to more than three years if run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Finally, LED bulbs require no warm-up time and they can direct light efficiently, whereas incandescent and fluorescent bulbs emit light and heat in all directions, which is wasteful.

Visit http://www.actnowbh.org/ for more information.

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