People generally associate ceiling fans with
summers but the truth is that the ceiling fan can also be used very efficiently
during winter months for heating purposes. .
We all know that hot air rises so we all can
also agree that a similar process takes place in a room. There’s a lot of
wasted warm air sitting in the upper part of a room, particularly if you have
Fans are normally set to run counter clockwise
to circulate cool air in the summer. For winter reverse that so it runs
clockwise at a very low speed and brings all the warm air down without creating
You should be able to turn your thermostat down
a couple of degrees with this.
Electricity by Unplugging your un-used electronics and gadgets
Electrical appliances and gadget use
energy when they’re plugged in, even if they are not turned on. One way
to offset some of the expense is to unplug items when they are not being used because
they can contribute a significant amount to your electric bill each month
Some of the gadgets and electronics that we
usually leave plugged in are as follows ;
Cell Phones – Unplug them as soon as they are
charged. Leaving them plugged in even after the battery is 100% charged is
Televisions – You can have several TV’s at home
and all of them plugged in at all times consume a lot of energy
Computers – unplug your computers/laptops when
not in use or at least hibernate them to save on electricity
Printers – unplug them when not in use.
DVD players – unplug them when not in use with
the exception of it being used as a clock too.
Gaming Systems – They consume a lot of energy
Rechargeable batteries/cameras – immediately remove
them when the battery is charged because it saves on electricity + over
charging can kill the battery sooner than it should.
Water in the bathroom
People are use to having running water while
brushing their teeth and since this is not an easy habit to give up on, especially
with little kids at home, follow this little tip to save on water usage.
A simple way to reduce water use in bathrooms is
to partially close the valve on the pipe leading to the sink. You’ll still have
plenty of water for washing up or brushing your teeth.