New Delhi: To protect the Earth, energy conservation, electricity-water, and climate protection, it is generally thought that what we can contribute to this is a work of the government, but if we are aware, then giving a minute's time to it is not a big deal. You can also protect the Earth through small things without depending on anyone else but yourself.
1 . Instead of taking a bath for a long time, work with a small shower. This will save electricity as well as reduce electricity and water bills.
2 . Plant a tree whenever you get a chance, try to make it a monthly or at least annual thing.
3 . Keep the fridge door closed. Opening even once removes more than a quarter of the cold air inside. Also, if you are going out of town, then it is better to turn it off.
4 . If you are cooking on the hob, try to make the saucepan as big as the heating element. This will heat the pan quickly and reduce energy consumption.
5 . Do not keep the washbasin tap open while brushing your teeth or shaving. One liter of water can be wasted due to running water from the tap for even one minute.
6 . Repair the tubes from which water keeps seeping. On average 5500 liters of water can be wasted from a running tap.
7 . Garden hoses and sprinklers can waste up to a thousand liters per hour, which is more than the daily use of water of any transportation family.
8 . If you are washing something very stained, then only operate the dishwasher or washing machine at full efficiency. Handwashing may be a better option.
9 . If possible, use a cold cycle in your washing machine. Each time saving the hotwash saves energy time and money.
10 . Install energy-efficient light bulbs in the house. With this energy will be saved, your electricity bill will also be reduced by 90 percent.
11 . Use a low-energy inkjet printer. It consumes less energy than a laser printer.
12 . Do you still use a full-sized computer? By using a laptop or ultrabook instead, you can reduce the energy consumption by half.
13 . It would be better to keep the fridge full instead of empty. This will make it less energy efficient in cooling. But also avoid stocking unnecessary things in the fridge.
14 . Turn on the dishwasher only when it is full. Half-load also consumes as much energy as half, so it is better to clean all utensils in one go.
15 . The same principle applies to the washing machine. However, if it has an economic function then it is better because it can work even under low load. Wash clothes only when the drum gets full.