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Practice Energy Conservation and be Efficient

Energy conservation and efficiency is good for the planet and good for your pocketbook too. There are several simple tips that you can use at home and in your business that will help you be more efficient and prevent wasted energy. Practicing energy efficiency and conserving where possible can help lessen our dependency on fossil fuels and reduce the impact on our environment.

Playing our part, at FortisTCI, we have installed energy saving appliances and LED lightbulbs to help reduce our energy costs while increasing energy efficiency. You’re encouraged to do your part to by practicing conservation and efficiency every day. The below tips will help you. The power is in your hands.

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.

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