Save Energy, Save the planet Cut your home utility bills freeing money for other things. Reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
World's Oldest Continuously Burning Light Bulb • At the Livermore - Pleasanton Fire Department's Station is a light bulb. But it's not just any light bulb. This light bulb has been burning since 1901! It is the longest-burning bulb in the world
Where and how • Change a Light, Change the World • We really can "Change the World" with just one light bulb. The key is that the more people that take this step, the more we can change the world. • Using a electronic bulb, you may save about 15 euros a year
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Fight the Light! • Don't leave lights on when no one is in the room. If you are going to be out of the room for more than five minutes, turn off the light.
Fight the Light! • Where possible, use compact fluorescent light bulbs. Those funny-looking bulbs produce the same amount of light by using 1/4 of the electricity. Plus, they last for years and years without burning out.
Don't Leave Things Turned On • Turn off the TV when no one is watching it. The same goes for computers, radios and stereos - if no one is using it, turn it off..
It's a Matter of Degrees! • In warm weather, the thermostat at home should be set at 25 degrees. • When no one is home, set the thermostat at 28 degrees. That way, you'll reduce the need for air conditioning and you will save energy. • If you have ceiling fans or other fans, turn them on. The blowing air can make you feel 5 degrees cooler, without running the family's air conditioner. • Fans use a lot less electricity than air conditioners!
It's a Matter of Degrees! • In cold weather, wear warm clothing and have your thermostat set to 20 degrees or lower during the day and evening. • When you go to sleep at night, set the thermostat back to either 18 degrees, or turn it off. • When you leave home, set the thermostat at 15 degrees or turn it off, too. That way, your family can save from 5 percent to 20 percent on your heating costs.
Co2 Polution • The Carbon Dioxide behaves like the glass of a greenhouse. It allows heat from the sun to enter the earth, but it does nor allow it to leave. • Consequently, it is causing the earth to become hotter. • It is know as the “ Greenhouse effect “
Co2 Polution • Do you want to know the quantity of Carbon Dioxide produced by an avarage Spanish household every year? • Clink on the next link • Co2 Produced at home
In the Kitchen • Don't keep the refrigerator door open any longer than you need to. • There is a rubber-like seal around the door that you can test. Just close the door on a Euro note, and then see how easy it is to pull out. If the note slides out easily, the door is probably leaking cold air from inside.
In the Kitchen • If you need to warm up or defrost small amounts of food, use a microwave instead of the stove. • Microwave ovens use around 50 percent less energy than conventional ovens do. • In the summer, using a microwave causes less heat in the kitchen, which saves money on air conditioning.
In Shops • Shops often use a lot of normal light bulbs to illuminate their products. They are not energy saving light bulbs. Normal light bulbs ( in a shop) produce about 10000 w of energy, but only 1000 w of energy is light. The other 9000 W is heat. • In summer, the shops then have to use more energy on air conditioning to remove this extra heat. • This is terrible for the planet….
In the Kitchen • A load of dishes cleaned in a dishwasher uses 37 percent less water than washing dishes by hand! However, if you fill up one side of the sink with soapy water and the other side with rinse water - and if you don't let the faucet run - you'll use half as much water as a dishwasher does. Doing the dishes this way can save enough water for a five-minute shower!
Fans don't make the air cooler! How fans work? They work by blowing away the envelope of warm air that surrounds your body. As a living creature, you generate heat. As that heat slowly radiates away from your body, it creates a pocket of hot air that surrounds you. It's like you're being insulated by an invisible bubble of heat. What fans do is to push that hot surrounding air out of the way. This is why blowing on hot food cools it off. It's not that your breath is especially cool, it's that you're blowing the heat off the food. If you're sweating at all then the fan also cools you by speeding up the evaporation. So now that you know that fans don't make the air cooler, you can see that there's no advantage to leaving the fan on when you leave the room. Fans don't lower the temperature in the room at all. By the way, a typical 48" ceiling fan uses about 75 watts of electricity
Save Energy in the car • Is your father/mother an Eco-driver? Check it here • Portal.est.org.uk
Save your 20% • Make a commitment to save 20% of the energy you use at home and Save the planet Ckick on: • est.org.uk/commit