FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON ENERGY SAVINGS
How do I reduce the energy consumption at my home?
To reduce the energy consumption at your home, you can employ the following means:
- Use a smart thermostat
- Choose energy-efficient appliances
- Use your refrigerator and oven efficiently
- Use your washing machine and dryer efficiently
- Ensure your home is well-insulated
- Draught-proof your home
- Reduce your water usage
What is energy efficiency and energy efficiency devices?
Energy efficiency, is the act or aim to reduce the amount of energy consumption in more economical way. For example of energy efficiency device are energy saving bulb, smart power strips, insulating materials, skylight windows, etc.
The rate of my energy consumption is very high. What should I do?
Ensure that you have proper earthing system, check the type of appliances you are using at home, monitor and regulate the use of your electric power.
What is energy saving bulb?
Energy saving bulbs are sources of artificial light that employ advanced technology to reduce the amount of electricity usage in generating light, relative to traditional filament-burning light bulbs or lamps.
Can proper earthing system improve my energy consumption efficiency?
Yes, because the proper earthing system will minimize the electric power leakage which causes the neutral of the house wiring or electric service to act as a conductor.
What are the examples of energy saving bulbs/lamps?
Fluorescent lamps (regular and compact) and a Light-emitting diode bulb.
How do proper earth system reduce energy wastage?
Proper earthing system reduce the energy wastage by ensuring that, there is no any leakage within your electrical circuitry.
What is Smart Power Strips?
A smart power strip (also called a smart power bar) is an electrical circuit design to monitor and control power to each electrical outlet in the strip to improve energy efficiency and prevent household electronics from wasting power. The smart power strips work to reduce your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode.
What is the difference between energy saving bulb and the normal bulb?
The different between the energy saving bulb and the normal bulb is that, energy saving bulb dissipate less heat compare to normal bulb which result to the waste of energy in form of heat.
Can electric heater consume more energy?
Yes. This is because it takes a significant amount of energy to convert electricity into heat.
Can proper ceil or roof insulation save energy?
What is the best energy saving light bulb?
You can’t categories any energy saving bulbs as the best. However, some of the most popular light bulbs available are halogen incandescent, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
What is Insulation?
Insulation is material designed to prevent heat or sound from being transmitted from one area to another. It’s normally used to keep heat and/or sound in or out of your home, or to confine it to certain parts of your house.
How can I know the rate of my energy consumption?
- Find the wattage on the appliance label
- Multiply wattage by hours used each day. Watts measure power, or energy used over time
- Divide the result by 1,000
- Multiply your answer by the number of days you’re measuring
- Multiply by the cost of electricity per kWh.
What is Insulating material?
Insulating materials are materials used to prevent the diffusion of an energy within a building, room or confinement. Example are fiber, fiberglass, rock, slag wool, cellulose, and natural fibers to rigid foam boards to sleek foils.
How can I multiply the cost of electricity per kWh?
Your electricity bill lists the cost of power per kilowatt hour. You can multiply this number by the kWh to find the amount you are expected to pay.