F.A.Q.

 

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  3. Safety Guidelines
  4. Energy Conservation

Lighting


This is how you can help conserve electrical energy with respect to the lighting at your home ...

Turn-off the lights if by opening of the ventilation, sufficient sun light can light up the room.

Use CFL/Fluorescent Lights instead of bulbs whenever possible.

Reduce usage of high wattage bulb where less light will do.

Use newer variety of 36 Watts thin tube lights instead of older tube lights.

Use compact fluorescent lamps in the open passages, toilets and bathrooms.

Use electronic ballast/choke in the tube lights instead of electromagnetic ballasts and make use of electronic speed regulators in the fans.
By using light shades of colour on the walls, you can bring down the lighting requirement by 40%.
If you use air-conditioners, reduce their operational time by one or two hours per day. Also, get their filters cleaned up on a regular basis. A choked or clogged filter can result in improper cooling as well as higher consumption of electrical energy.

Kitchen Appliances


There are several devices in a common kitchen which can be made to consume lesser volume of electrical power if used properly.

Let us look at correct usage of a Refrigerator ..

Open refrigerator door only when necessary and know in advance what exactly you are looking for inside it.

To keep your refrigerator running smoothly, clean the coils periodically by removing all sorts of dust that might have settled on it. Ensure that these coils are a minimum of 4 inches away from the nearest wall and their is enough room around them breath.
Do not place the refrigerator near heat sources like ovens, gas stove, etc.
Adjustable shelves can help you use the internal space more efficiently. Special storage compartments keep meat, fruits and vegetables at the right temperature.
Remember to cover the food before putting it inside the refrigerator.
Have the door seal checked on annual basis to confirm that its working properly. At the same time, get the thermostat checked as well.
Defrost your refrigerator if the ice inside gets more than quarter of an inch thick. Regular defrosting helps in conserving electrical power.

Devices like Ovens and Microwaves can also be made to conserve energy by following these tips ..

Use pots that fit the range of cooking unit, cover the pans and use only a little amount of water. Keep the cooking range clean and the reflectors in a shiny condition.

You can cook many foods in the oven at the same time or make extra portions for future meals. Arrange the dishes inside the oven for proper flow of air. Don't line the racks with the foil.

Use small appliances and the microwave oven as much as possible. They are not only quicker but even more economical than a cooking range.
Automatic cleaning system help keep the oven clean and efficient. Utilize such a system while the oven is still hot from baking.

Do not pre-heat the oven unless your recipe calls for it. Ensure that the oven doors remain closed during baking period.
Keep your microwave oven clean so that the heat is concentrated on the food and not the spills!

Washing Machines can also prove out to be power hungry devices if not utilized correctly. To make better use of them, follow these tips ...

Do wash at full load but do not overload the machine. Avoid usage of drier unit of the machine machine so as to save on electrical energy.

Keep the lint filter clean.

Presoak heavily soiled laundry whenever possible.
Use two loads one after another to dry out in the drier. This will help make use of the heat still available within the drier unit that was produced to dry out the first load.

Adjustable water level should be correctly used so as to save on quantity of water used in a wash.

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