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How to manage appliances for 50% less electric bills?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 06 Oct '10 10:32 am
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Program Your Home to Save- You can add a programmable thermostat to turn the heat and also the air conditioning on and off to save on your electric bill. By turning these units off when no one is home and by regulating the temperature of your home, you can certainly see a 5-20% decrease on your monthly electric bill..
Wash Away the Wattage Use- One key to saving energy is to load the washer, dryer and dishwasher completely before running the appliances. By washing your clothes in cold water, you can see a 50-75% saving in energy use. Clean the dryers lint basket before loading the next laundry load. Many dryers now have an auto-sensing drying setting that will turn the unit off when the clothes are dry..
Hot Water Blues- Nothing feels better than a hot shower in the morning, but extended time using all of that hot water will cost you. Limit shower times and the temperature that you use and youll see a dramatic savings in the electric hot water heater energy cost. Showers and laundr ...more
Answered by zohra imam, 06 Oct '10 10:47 am

 
  
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Rule of thumb: Watch your lighting consumption and follow the 80-20 rule. 20% of our gadgets consume around 80% of electricity. Carefully choose and observe appliances that have rating more than 1000 W, that includes our A/c, Oven, Geyser, Washing machines/ Dryers, Dish washers.

Air Heating and Cooling : 25 % of all our energy needs

Have the filters on a/c's cleaned regularly. While selection of A/c follow the simple rule 20 btu per hour per sq ft of carpet area. Keep the appliances well maintained.

Further keep the floors, wall and ceilings well sealed to prevent draft losses. Have double glazed windows with hermetically sealed air entrapment that reduces cooling and heating requirements by up to 30 percent when compared to single glazed windows. Regularly check the window weathering strips/ gaskets for signs of wear and tear. Install storm doors for the entrance to retain the inside heat/cold temp. when compared to normal doors. Prevent heat/cold buildup in attics by provi ...more
Answered by sanjeev, 06 Oct '10 10:42 am

 
  
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Use CFL Bulbs which comes in 5, 10 and 15 watts. don't use the fan in the early morning and switch of the lamps which is not required. By using the lights where it is needed (dark area). Open the windows in the morning when the sun shines. Try these and your electric bill will be less.
Answered by sankaran iyer, 06 Oct '10 10:36 am

 
  
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Half month ghar se with family bahar rehna shuru kar dena chahiye
Answered by ravi kumar, 06 Oct '10 10:36 am

 
  
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Jarrorat na hone par saare switches off rakhiye

a/c sirf 27deg temperature pe rakhiye
a/c on hone par darwaza,khidki band hain ki nahi,ise khatri kar le
Answered by anushka desai, 06 Oct '10 10:34 am

 
  
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Use CFL Bulbs which comes in 5, 10 and 15 watts.
Answered by anil garg, 19 Dec '10 03:37 pm

 
  
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By using judiciously
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 06 Oct '10 11:13 am

 
  
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Control switch whenever not needed.
Answered by time pass, 06 Oct '10 10:53 am

 
  
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