Everyone Can Save Energy
Everyone can make a contribution to saving our planet and its resources by saving energy.
There are many opportunities to save energy and most of the time saving energy also saves money.
Energy saving light bulbs don’t consume, as the name suggest, as much energy as normal lamps. By using energy saving lamps it is possible to save up to 93€ towards normal lamps per light bulb. Turning off the light when leaving the room also saves energy, money and the environment.
Energy Saving Light Bulb
|Fig. 1: Energy saving light bulb by Fire Engine Red|
Turning Electric Devices Off
Some electronic devices consume electric power while they are in a standby mode. You can stop this parasitic draw by using a connector strip with a real power off switch. The appliance now doesn’t get any electric power. In 2004, each household’s devices in standby mode consumed about 360 kWh, representing about 42 kg.
|Fig. 2: Standby Mode by UNKIEPAUL.|
Lowering the room temperature onto 20°C - 22°C in the living room and 15°C in the bedroom, corridor etc. helps to save energy. Isolating the house keeps the warmth inside the house and saves energy. Closing the doors as well as right airing the rooms make a contribution to save energy.
Radiator and Thermostat
|Fig. 3: Radiator by doortoriver.||Fig. 4: Thermostat by [catweazle].|
Sources of Pictures
Fig. 1: Photo “Energy-Saving Light Bulb“ by courtesy of Fire Engine Red and Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence. Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fire_engine_red/2236651147/, accessed 2009-04-30.
Fig. 2: Photo “STANDBY FOR ACTION” by courtesy of UNKIEPAUL and Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence. Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/unkiepaul/2918693848/, accessed 2009-04-30.
Fig. 3: Photo “Holmes Water-Filled Radiator Heater - HWH2605-UM“ by courtesy of doortoriver and Attribution 2.0 Generic Licence. Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doortoriver/2929884148/, accessed 2009-04-30.
Fig. 4: Photo “Thermostat“ by courtesy of [catweazle] and Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Licence. Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qny/124666641/, accessed 2009-04-30.
References for Saving Energy
Energy in the United Kingdom
Energy in the United Kingdom. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 22 April 2009, 03:53 UTC. Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_use_and_conservation_in_the_United_Kingdom, accessed 2009-04-30.
Energiesparlampe. Wikipedia, Die freie Enzyklopädie. 29. April 2009, 18:56 UTC. Link: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energiesparlampe, accessed 2009-04-30.
Sparen Sie Energie! Tipps zum Energiesparen
Steinkolk, Uwe: Sparen Sie Energie! Tipps zum Energiesparen. Link: http://www.energie-richtig-sparen.de/, accessed 2009-04-30.