Energy conservation is of great interest at the moment. It is pretty obvious that energy and water conservation are an issue that affects everyone of us. Also, it is a salient point that energy conservation is perfectly possible practice in your own home.
Before we list some tips to help with your energy conservation, lets list a selection of the inspirational ways that energy conservation has been defined:
* Energy conservation is protecting the earth.
* Energy conservation is our duty to our children.
* Energy Conservation is usually the quickest and most economical method of reducing your energy costs.
* Energy conservation is doing anything you are able to that results in the use of less energy.
* Energy conservation is mostly about modifying habits and understanding.
* Energy conservation is the practice of optimising the way you use energy in order to achieve increased energy output for just the same energy consumption.
* Energy Conservation is important for lots of reasons; economic, social and environmental.
* Energy conservation is an important area where people of almost any age can have an immediate, helpful impact on the earth.
* Energy conservation isnt something that need only be practiced in the workplace.
* Energy conservation is perhaps the most practical way of both decreasing the problem of greenhouse emissions and cutting costs to the consumer.
* Energy conservation is advantageous to the national economy.
If energy conservation is so wonderful, why aren’t we doing more of it?.
Governments really want to improve our record on energy conservation, and a good method they may use to obtain sizable energy conservation improvements is to increase the cost of energy sources. Currently, energy conservation is fairly cost efficient with a fairly quick payback time and reasonable investment. As heads of state increase fuel prices, the fairly quick payback time gets even shorter and the cost advantages even greater.
Consumer awareness today concerning energy conservation is massively greater than it was twenty years ago, but it still isn’t enough. Indeed, improving awareness of energy problems is becoming signficantly more urgent because our gas and electric consumption is developing much quicker than our capacity to generate energy.
What should we do?
It is clear that there are a good few people worried about the cost of staying warm this winter.
Remember that heating and pumping water can sometimes be a big portion of your power bill. The price of gas still increasing and heating oil is not reducing in price either.
So, what steps can you take to help save some of your hard earned cash and help the environment?
The most important tip is to switch things off when you aren’t using them. Television, music center, room lights etc. Don’t even leave things on ‘standby’, it still uses power without cause.
Most power is used by heating, so changing the temperatures on your thermostat is the biggest energy conservation measure you should take.
It is also worth checking the air filters on your heating and cooling system every month.
Facny a cup of coffee? Use microwave ovens instead of hotplates or kettles for heating water.
Changing your heating system? Select energy-efficient equipment when you buy new heating and cooling equipment.
If you are considering buying a gas fire, opt for an efficient flueless design. With the most recent hi-tech designs, absolutely no energy is wasted and lost up the chimney as it is with a normal flued gas fire. Because of this all the heat generated heats your house. This means reduced fuel costs and much improved energy efficiency. They are also far better for the environment, as the most modern gas technology means the fire actually cleans the air it uses.
In conclusion, energy conservation is the sum total of a lot of small things that produce a significant impact.
If you make enough of those small changes, energy efficiency and energy conservation are a win-win combination.