Archive for July, 2010

Reduce – Save as Much Power as Possible

Electricity is used for a lot of things in our lives. Often we do so without thinking twice about it. We turn on the lights in our home automatically by reflex. Not only that but we do the same with electronic devices all the time (TV, stereo, computer, game system etc.). We need to retrain ourselves to save as much power as we can.

 Reduce your Power You can start by thinking about the type of light bulbs you are using. We can really reduce here and be more friendly to the environment as well. You can buy more energy efficient ones in any size you need for all the rooms in your home. They have really come down in price and what you spend on them you will save with a lower electricity bill each month.

It is simple to even cut back on the amount of lighting you use all together. Try opening curtains during the day to allow the natural sunlight to shine through. This way you will only need to turn your lights on at night when the sun goes down or on cloudy days.

 Reduce your Power Sky lights are an amazing light source. They have become very popular for businesses and even in newer homes. They allow even more sunlight to shine into a room and so you reduce your use of electricity. Some of the larger retail stores such as Wal-Mart use this as much as possible.

You can also use alternative energy sources to generate electricity. Installing solar panels on your roof which will collect electricity is a great choice. You can use this source for all your home needs when you do need to turn something on. If you run out of the solar power energy you have collected it will immediately kick over to the regular electricity without any interruption to you at all.

There is also the use of wind and water power in some areas. Take a look at these alternative methods and see what you can do with them for your own home.

One of the biggest wasters of electricity is leaving the lights burning when you are away from home. Here again there are some great alternatives to consider.

You can use decorative solar lights along your driveway. There are many styles to choose from. Some of them are very short while others are tall lantern style. The look is completely up to you which would look best for the landscaping of your home. Since you don’t need to plug them in they can be placed anywhere you would like to be.

They collect power from the sun during the day time and as soon as it gets dark they will illuminate your yard. When they run out of energy they simply turn off. When the sun comes up they start collecting energy for use all over again.

 Reduce your Power Another alternative is installing motion lights. These lights don’t have to be left on when you leave home. They will come on automatically when you pull into your driveway, based on the movement that is detected. They will remain on for a short period of time which allows you to get safely into your home with the light you need.

The use of windmills is also being looked at in many areas to create energy. Sometimes water known as hydropower is also available.

However, the light bulbs you use will help you get the most out of these benefits.

If you are using your electricity in an eco-friendly way from start to finish you won’t feel bad about consuming what you need, to operate lights and the electronics that you use in your home and business.

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