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Energy Saving Tips for Living a More Sustainable Life

Nov 10,2023

The current global energy crisis has contributed to both the rising costs of energy and shortages across the globe. These shortages are damaging consumers, businesses and economies and have put a spotlight on the importance of energy saving.

How can we do this? The first step is to change our habits and consumption behavior. Using less power daily and investing in more energy efficient solutions can help reduce both our carbon footprint and electricity bills and help us live more sustainably.

Here are a few practical ways to reduce your energy consumption.

1. Unplug your electronics.

Even when you are not using them, appliances consume energy. This is known as phantom load and can add to your electricity bills. You can avoid this by unplugging any appliances that are not being used or plug them into a power strip and switch off the power strip when the devices are not in use.

2. Prioritize efficiency

Optimize the energy efficiency in your household with a few simple, low-cost investments.

  • Switch to LED lights: LED lights last as much as 20 times longer than an incandescent bulb. They are more expensive than other light bulbs but will save you more electricity.
  • Buy appliances that consume less energy: When shopping for new devices look for ENERGY STAR qualified products that have the lowest consumption. Try and be smart about what you get for your home. For example, if you don't need a large refrigerator, buy a smaller one. Making small changes like this will help you save more on electricity bills in the long run.
  • Don't skip tune ups: Maintaining your appliances will mean lower energy costs and longer operating lifespan. Care for your devices and they will function more efficiently in the long run. E.g.
  • Cooling: Regularly clean the filters in your air conditioning unit to keep them working efficiently.
  • Refrigerator: Keep the coils at the back of your refrigerator clean
  • 3. Transition to using solar energy.

    It is no secret replacing your general electricity with solar power can reduce your overall energy consumption and costs. When you break it down, the cost of your solar panels will be lower than your daily electricity consumption. Not only that but using solar panels will give you access to an unlimited supply of green energy.

    Eastman Solar has a range of solar products that are specifically designed to help you save more energy and lower your carbon footprint. Installing solar panels and using solar powered batteries are an easy way to ensure you are saving more while doing more for the environment.

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