Ways to maximize power in your home

How to maximize power in your home

Making efficient use of power, i.e. conservation + efficiency. Spending less but doing more. To maximize power in your home or office is basically about making the best use of it that culminates in spending less money while having your needs met.

Let’s have this analogy:

Jide has a phone loaded with airtime. He would not dial a number and not talk to the person on the other side of the phone. If he dials a number, he probably wants to relay a piece of information. He would not let his airtime “waste” consciously except he is conducting an investigation or just playing around.

In the same vein, we shouldn’t use our appliances or utilities in such a way that demonstrates wastage. If we learn to use our utilities like we use airtime on our phones, there will be more efficiency and less wastage of resources and power.

Below are some steps you could take to maximize power in your home, office, anywhere in general:

Turn off all lights when not in use

Bulbs should be turned off when not in use. In the day and night time, rooms that don’t need the bulbs on should be turned off. It helps to reduce the energy load and also, in turn, increases the durability and lifespan of the bulb. This can also apply to air conditioners.

Unplug electronic devices when not in use or turn off their power source

Generally, there are some appliances that consume power even when turned off because they have a standby power state. Examples are a computer, television, printer etc. The best solution is to turn off these appliances from the socket or unplug them entirely.

Replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs

Incandescent bulbs consume more power than LED bulbs which give the same amount of brightness but consume less power. With incandescent bulbs, heat is released with the devices thereby creating the need for a cooling device.

Replace worn out appliances

Old appliances need more power in order to perform effectively. This makes them less energy-efficient. It will take an old air conditioner more time to cool a room than a new one.

Have a routine maintenance check on all your appliances

Always endeavour to carry out a routine check for all your electronic device. In case of repairs, do that without delay. Faulty systems are less energy efficient and tend to consume more power.

Schedule an energy efficiency audit

Hire skilled energy auditors to help carry out the energy efficiency of all your appliances in order to know those that need replacement.

If you put the above tips to practice, you will spend less on electricity bills and develop an energy efficient home. If you have a home powered by solar, your system will definitely have a longer power backup time – Electricity all day, every day!

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