Reducing only 1 hr/day of consumption each month can help you save approximately:
|Ironing 1000 watts||330|
|Pump Motor 1.2 hp||336|
|Air Conditioner 2 tons||594|
|Electric Stove 1500 watts||500|
The USAID Power Distribution Program launched a National Awareness Campaign to promote energy conservation in the country among students and their parents. A painting competition, “Colors of Energy” is being organized for schoolchildren at the regional, provincial and national level, as a component of this campaign.
Eleven things you can do to end conserve energy at homes and workplaces
- Make sure you always turn the lights off when you are the last one to leave a room at home or at school.
- Instead of turning the heater on when you are cold at home or school.
- Turn off and unplug stereos, radios, TVs, VCRs, and clocks when you leave for holidays. These appliances have a stand-by function that uses energy even when switched off.
- Set your home’s thermostat to 26 degrees. For each degree change, your family can save up to 5% on heating and cooling costs!
- Open your blinds or curtains on sunny winter days to let the sun into your home.
- Make sure your video games and computers are off before you leave the house - these electronic devices use lots of energy.
- Unplug cell phone chargers when there's no phone plugged in.
- Replace old light bulbs around the house with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Energy savers use 75% less energy, and they last 10 times longer.
- Try using a ceiling fan instead of an air conditioner.
- Help your mom or dad plant a tree to help shade your house on hot summer days.
- Decide what you want from the refrigerator or freezer before you open them so you don’t waste electricity by standing there keeping the door open.