Take advantage of daylight by using light-colored, loose-weave curtains on your windows to allow daylight to penetrate the room. Also, decorate with lighter colors that reflect daylight
De-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
Use electronic chokes in place of conventional copper chokes
Replace conventional regulators with electronic regulators for ceiling fans
Install exhaust fans at a higher elevation than ceiling fans
Select iron boxes with automatic temperature cutoff
Use appropriate regulator position for ironing
Do not put more water on clothes while ironing
Do not iron wet clothes
Avoid dry grinding in your food processors ( mixers and grinders) as it takes longer
time than liquid grinding
Consumes 50 % less energy than conventional electric / gas stoves
Do not bake large food items
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
Turn off electric stoves several minutes before the specified cooking time
Use flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the cooking coil
When cooking on a gas burner, use moderate flame settings to conserve LPG
Remember that a blue flame means your gas stove is operating efficiently
Yellowish flame is an indicator that the burner needs cleaning
Use pressure cookers as much as possible
Use lids to cover the pans while cooking
Bring items taken out of refrigerators (like vegetables, milk etc) to room temperature
before placing on the gas stove for heating
Use Solar Water Heater – a good replacement for a electric water heater
Do not switch on the power when TV and Audio Systems are not in use i.e. idle operation
leads to an energy loss of 10 watts/device
Prefer air conditioners having automatic temperature cut off
Keep regulators at “low cool” position
Operate the ceiling fan in conjunction with your window air conditioner to spread the
cooled air more effectively throughout the room and operate the air conditioner at higher
Seal the doors and windows properly
Leave enough space between your air conditioner and the walls to allow better air
A roof garden can reduce the load on Air Conditioner
Use windows with sun films/curtains
Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The less difference
between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower will be energy consumption.
Don't set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air
conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling.
Don't place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses
heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than
Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units but not to block the airflow. A unit
operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating
in the sun.
Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers; frost buildup increases the
amount of energy needed to keep the motor running.
Leave enough space between your refrigerator and the walls so that air can easily
circulate around the refrigerator
Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold.
Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight
Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture
and make the compressor work harder.
Do not open the doors of the refrigerators frequently
Don't leave the fridge door open for longer than necessary, as cold air will escape.
Use smaller cabinets for storing frequently used items
Avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge
Always wash only with full loads
Use optimal quantity of water
Use timer facility to save energy
Use the correct amount of detergent
Use hot water only for very dirty clothes
Always use cold water in the rinse cycle
Prefer natural drying over electric dryers
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, nor are they hard on your computer components. In fact, shutting
computers down when you are finished using them actually reduces system wear - and