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Energy Conservation Tips

Domestic Consumers

 
  • Power is precious - use it judiciously
  • One unit saved = Two units generated
  • Switch off lights, fans and other electrical gadgets when not required
  • A 7-watt LED bulb produces the same amount of light as a 15-watt compact fluorescent bulb or 60 watt incandescent bulb.
  • Dirty tube lights and bulbs reflect less light and can absorb 50 percent of the light, dust your tube lights and lamps regularly.
  • Slim tube lights give better light and consume less electricity than the filament lamps
  • You can reduce air-conditioning energy use by as much as 40 percent by shading your homes windows and walls. Plant trees and shrubs to keep the days hottest sun off your house.
  • A good air conditioner will cool and dehumidify a room in about 30 minutes, so use a timer and leave the unit off for some time.
  • Keep doors to air-conditioned rooms closed as often as possible.
  • Clean the air-conditioner filter every month. A dirty air filter reduces airflow and may damage the unit. Clean filters enable the unit to cool down quickly and use less energy.
  • Refrigerator motors and compressors generate heat, so allow enough space for continuous airflow around refrigerator. If the heat can not escape, the refrigerators cooling system will work harder and use more energy.
  • A full refrigerator is a fine thing, but be sure to allow adequate air circulation inside.
  • Make sure that refrigerators rubber door seals are clean and tight.
  • Microwaves save energy by reducing cooking times. In fact, one can save up to 50 percent on your cooking energy costs by using a microwave oven instead of a regular oven, especially for small quantities of food.
  • Use an electric kettle to heat water. It is more energy efficient than using an electric cook top element.
  • Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
  • Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
  • Dry your clothes in the sun instead of using the dryer in the washing machine.
  • The electricity consumption by your geyser can be considerably reduced if the members of your family bathe in quick succession and switch it off as soon as it is no longer required.
  • Avoid switching on of heavy duty appliances during peak hours, i.e., 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m..

Rural Consumers

 
  • Use foot valves of low resistance to save upto 10% power
  • Use RPVC suction pipes to save upto 10% power
  • Motor and pump should be at same level. Pump should be within 3 meters from the water level
  • Shut down spare, idling, or unneeded equipment.

Industrial Consumers

 
  • Keep the motors clean and cool
  • Use capacitors near motor terminals to avoid damage to motors and to reduce demand charges
  • Tighten belts and pulleys at regular intervals to avoid energy losses due to drag
  • Match motor size to actual requirements.
  • Lubricate your machines at regular intervals. Replace the damaged bearings promptly.
  • Place your motor as close to the load as possible.
  • Provide shunt capacitors across the motor terminals.
  • Tighten drive belts at regular intervals
  • Use natural lights and air to the maximum extent, and avoid switching on lights and fans.
  • Make out optimal production schedules to ensure the least period of operation of each individual machine.
  • Switch off the machines promptly when they are not being used.
  • Switch off all the unused lights and fans, so also all the machines during the lunch hours and shift changeover periods.
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