Hacks to conserve electricity & UR phone battery!
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As you are aware, with flooding, power outages are eminent. But saving electricity is a good habit to acquire, even in normal times. It not only aids in the conservation of natural resources but also helps to reserve it for our future generation. Here are some effective ways to save electricity in your home.
10 ways to conserve electricity:
Switch off lights that are not necessary: Try to do without these lights for at least two hours a day and switch to LED bulbs instead of using incandescent bulbs.
Use natural light as far as possible: An open window can illuminate your home during the daytime. So turn of any lights when not required.
Make use of task lighting: Switch off the ceiling lights and opt for using table lamps or under-counter lights in work areas and in the kitchen as well.
Don’t take long showers: It takes a lot of electricity to heat the water for your showers. So try to reduce the time you spend on bathing. This way, you will also save water.
Disconnect electronics that are not used: Even when these appliances or devices are not used, the fact that they are plugged in matters. This is because standby power also accounts for electricity use.
Use a laptop instead of a desktop: Laptops use less electricity compared to a desktop because they are designed to conserve energy. So get rid of your old computer and use a laptop instead.
Turn off your air conditioner when you don’t need it: Window air conditioners utilize a lot of electricity. So try not to switch it on if it’s not absolutely necessary. You can also unplug it when not in use. Doing this will help conserve electricity and also bring your electricity bill down.
Make your refrigerator efficient: Ensure your fridge is set to its ideal temperature for it to provide the greatest efficiency. Usually setting it to the midpoint on the temperature dial should suffice.
Wash your laundry in cold water: A lot of energy is required to heat the water in a washing machine. When cold water is used to do the laundry, electricity is saved and you will also reduce your carbon footprint.
Use a microwave instead of an oven: A microwave is much faster and much more energy efficient than a conventional oven. What takes one hour in an oven can be done in 15 minutes in a microwave!
Nowadays, we depend a lot on our smartphones for our daily life. But with all the apps and services we load and run on our phones, it’s sometimes difficult for the phone battery to last long. This can be very inconvenient, especially when we need our phones urgently. But a little energy control can go a long way! So here are 5 effective ways to help conserve UR phone battery.
5 ways to conserve phone battery:
Turn off apps that are in the background: Once you’ve used an app ensure you have turned it off. Some apps continue to run even after you think they are turned off. These continue to use power and can drain your battery.
Turn off the built-in GPS function in your phone: Though this function is very helpful when you need directions, when not required, turn it off because the antennas within your phone continue to search for your location.
Disable apps you don’t need: Some apps on your phone may be constantly sending you updates you can do without. Identify such apps and disable them as they could be draining the life from your phone’s battery.
Turn on airplane mode on your phone: Doing this will save energy, especially if you are in an area that has no network coverage because your phone will waste power by trying to search for connections. Turing off the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection on your phone will also help to conserve the battery.
Lowe the brightness on your screen: During the night time or while watching movies and listening to music, you don’t need the brightness to be at 10. This pulls power from your phone battery.
All public places are closed and events are cancelled. It’s not safe to venture outside and you may be stuck at home with nothing to do except binge watch your favourite shows and movies! So here are some ideas to help keep your boredom and anxiousness at bay!