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Energy Conservation in Turks and Caicos

Energy conservation in TCI
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Practice Energy Conservation and be Efficient

By practicing energy conservation, you can save on your electricity bills, and reduce your carbon footprint. There are several simple energy-saving tips that you can use at home and in your business.

The power is in your hands.

Below are some helpful tips to conserve electricity.

Lighting

  • Turn off the lights when not in use.
  • Dust lighting fixtures to maintain illumination.
  • Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it.
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting.

Electric iron

  • Select iron boxes with automatic temperature cutoff.
  • Use appropriate regulator position for ironing.

Electric ovens

  • Unless you're baking breads or pastries, you may not even need to preheat.
  • Don't open the oven door too often to check food condition as each opening leads to a temperature drop of 25°C.

Electric stove

  • Turn off electric stoves several minutes before the specified cooking time.
  • Use flat -bottomed pans that make full contact with the cooking coil.

Computers

  • Turn off your home office equipment when not in use. A computer that runs 24 hours a day, for instance, uses more power than an energy - efficient refrigerator
  • If your computer must be left on, turn off the monitor; this device alone uses more than half the system's energy.
  • Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep - mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%.
  • Battery chargers, such as those for laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, draw power whenever they are plugged in and are very inefficient. Pull the plug and save.
  • Screen savers save computer screens, not energy. Start - ups and shutdowns do not use any extra energy, n or are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear – and saves energy.