Today, the price increases to drain the family budget. Although there is little you can do about rising energy costs, there are several ways you can save energy, and save money at the same time.
There are many energy-saving options for consumers such as purchasing energy star rated appliances, installing energy-efficient windows, remembering to turn off appliances and electronics when not in use.
One way to ‘save energy’(Also known as ‘เก็บพลังงาน’ in the Thai language) is to reduce the amount of fuel you consume. Consider fuel efficiency when you buy a new car. Stay away from SUVs and consider buying a car that uses less fuel.
You can also save energy when doing your laundry, if you wash your clothes in cold water with detergent in cold water, and then hang them out to dry.
Most of the energy used for washing clothes in water heating and drying clothes, so that these two steps you will save a lot of energy, and money.
Consider changing the way you cook food. If you use the microwave and crock-pot to cook a lot of food, you will save a lot of energy. This equipment uses a lot less energy than the stove and oven.
Of course you may have heard that you can save energy if you change your air conditioning in summer and heat down in the winter.
This is a good way to save energy because you can cut your heating and cooling bills by 20 percent. It is also a good idea to keep your shades down in the summer to help keep your home cool, and at night turn off the AC and open the windows.
Turn your water heater to the lowest setting. In most cases maintaining a low set your water heater will still provide you with enough hot water for what you need, and you’ll save energy as well.
Weatherize your home to save energy. Seal with weather stripping your home and fall asleep, and of course you will not want to overlook adding more insulation. A house weatherized will use far less energy, and will save you money.
There is no way to control energy costs, but you have no control on how much money you spend on energy. All you have to do is take control and save energy.