Energy consumption in the home

Tips to help care for the environment

In recent years it has heard a lot about global warming, environmental problems and pollution. It’s time to start working and saving energy.
It is becoming more urgent the need to react to environmental problems that shake the planet. At present there are a number of institutions that devote their human capital for this purpose. Through studies and environmental analyzes are intended to encourage the adoption of remedial measures on recycling, energy and fuel that does not harm the quality of life today and tomorrow.

Power Consumption
An incandescent light bulb has a lifespan 8 times smaller than an energy saving lamp.
A computer left on for the night uses enough energy to print up to 10,000 copies.
The iron is one of the most energy consuming appliances, 20 times more than the TV. The air conditioning and refrigerator, follow the list.
Nearly 75% of the electricity consumed by appliances that are turned off and remain on hold. These are elements that are faded but still using and wasting energy. In an average household can have between 10 and 15 devices on standby to perform a continuous and useless consumption of energy.
Electricity for heating and hot water is the most inefficient use, you lose 70% in electricity production.
While at the institutional level have demonstrated extensive examples of environmental awareness, it is important that every citizen knows how to help at home.
One of the ways you can help care for the environment is through the rational use of energy. This means understanding how much energy the appliances of everyday use, how to reduce this consumption and how to replace them, if any replacements on the market. The most important tool in this case is the information.
Saving energy at home
Replace incandescent bulbs with energy saving lamps. A lamp of neon has a longer life, with an estimated savings of 80% energy compared to incandescent.
Unplug the cell phone charger once the process.
Turn off the TV, radio, lights and computer source when not in use.
Disconnect all electrical appliances that consume that energy during standby state.
Use hot water only in the quantity needed.
Cooking with gas instead of electricity.
Cover pots when cooking, this reduces to 25% energy.
Moderate use of heating and air conditioning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AkgCV7_Jq6jWoUGJhBKBsj8jzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20080705171901AAttxqY

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/energy-environment/solar-energy/index.html

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