All You Need to Know About Turning Off Your Lights to Save Energy
As a homeowner, the whole concept and idea of energy conservation, efficiency, and savings are doubtlessly not new to you. And rightly so. If you are someone who is particular about your expenses and tries as much as possible to reduce your energy cost, this is something you should take as very important.
A lot has been written on essential energy-saving tips, and ranking high among these tips is the need to always turn off your lights when not in use to save energy. This is very important because research has shown that lighting accounts for about 12-15% of a typical residential utility bill. That means if you are looking at reducing costs and increasing savings on energy, you need to pay particular attention to your lighting system.
Here are some things you need to know about turning off light bulbs in your home:
It Saves Energy
You would hardly know how much energy you can save in your home until you check the power rating on your lightbulbs and see how many kilowatt-hours you can save if you turn them off more frequently. As an example, suppose you have 1 bulb that is rated 30 watts. If you turn it off for 1 hour, you would have saved 0.03kWh. Turn it off for 2 hours and that becomes 0.06kWh. Of course, these energy savings can easily be used for other energy needs.
It Saves You Money
It goes without saying that as you save energy in your home, you are as well reducing costs and saving money. All you have to do is know how much you pay per kilowatt-hour for electricity in your home. Armed with this figure, you can see how much money you save when you multiply this by how much energy in kWh hour you are saving when you turn off your lightbulbs. Who knows? You might just be saving more than enough for that next vacation or new clothes.
It Can Be Automated
We understand how difficult it can be sometimes to remember to put off the lightbulbs when leaving a room or stepping out of the house in the morning. We've been there as well several times. However, the good news is that this 'ritual' can be automated. You can install lighting controls in your homes such as motion detectors or timers. These can automatically help you control your lights and make them more efficient. That way, you do not need to worry about forgetting to do the right thing.
This is More Important for Incandescent and Fluorescent Bulbs
It is important to note that there are different kinds of lightbulbs, all with different energy efficiency. The most culpable lightbulbs when it comes to inefficiency and energy consumption are incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. If you currently use these kinds of bulbs, it is necessary to put them off even if you are stepping out of your room or home for a few minutes. Their energy consumption is on the high and they are typically inefficient. If you can, it is best to replace them with more energy-efficient bulbs such as LED bulbs.
You Be A Hero - Saving Planet Earth
With all the talk about climate change, protecting our environment, and saving the planet earth, you just can't tell how much of an impact you would make by remembering to turn off those lightbulbs when not in use. When you do this, you reduce carbon emissions and footprint and be the hero, helping to save the planet.
Perhaps you've recently noticed your utility bills are on the high side and adversely affecting your savings. It is good to know that you can cut your expenses when it comes to power and save more. This is possible by turning off your lightbulbs when not in use. That way, you save energy and in turn save money. Of course, there are also many other essential energy-saving tips. But this is a good place to start.
Contact energy savings professionals at Ceesolar Energy Ltd on 07047588581 or email email@example.com, to learn of other energy savings tips, or install energy savings timers in your home or offices.
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So, before you step out of the house, have you turned off the lightbulbs?