Electricity Conservation

Electricity Conservation

Conservation is the optimal use of natural resources by reducing their use, increasing their consumption efficiency or using alternative methods. It is a set of procedures and modifications that reduce energy consumption without compromising the comfort or productivity of individuals and the use of energy when needed.

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Household Electrical Appliances

Household appliances include washing machines, dishes, stoves, electric ovens, water boilers, televisions and other appliances and these consume 5% -10% of electricity. The following tips should be followed to increase their consumption efficiency:

  • Use highly rated appliances
  • Turn off all unused devices after leaving the place
  • When washing clothes, it is preferable to operate the washing machine at full load
  • Avoid running all devices together, especially during peak hours between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
  • Remove the power socket when the appliance is finished, as most devices consume 20% energy even when turned off

Water Heaters

Conventional water heaters consume 5% -10% of electricity. The following tips should be followed to reduce electricity consumption:

  • It is recommended to run the heater before the need for hot water by about half an hour
  • When buying a new heater, buy a high-efficiency and power-saving heater according to the classification of UAE stars
  • Ensure the safety of the work of the heat regulator to prevent the continued operation of the heater and waste electricity
  • Periodic cleaning of the water tank to remove the internal sediment and inspect the internal thermal insulator to ensure its operation with high efficiency
  • Replace conventional water heaters with solar heaters to reduce power consumption and usage bills
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Air conditioning

Air conditioners consume 65-75% of electricity. The following tips should be followed to reduce electricity consumption:

  • Close the doors and windows tightly so that cold air does not leak out
  • Perform maintenance work periodically to ensure the efficiency of air conditioners
  • Set the temperature of air conditioning unit switch to 24 ° C
  • Clean the air conditioner filters periodically، to ensure the flow of cleaner and cooler air
  • Use curtains, opacity, umbrellas and reflective materials to reduce the amount of heat entering the glass

Lighting

Lighting consumes 15% -20% of electricity. The following tips should be followed to reduce electricity consumption:

  • Replace conventional lamps with energy-saving lamps (such as LEDs). They use less power, higher efficiency and longer lasting
  • Use natural daylight light for lighting
  • Use the insulating glass on the windows that allow access to the largest amount of natural light and reduce the amount of electricity consumed
  • Turn off all lights when leaving the room and in unused areas of the house
  • Always clean the light bulbs because the dirty lamps reduce 10% of the lighting
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Thermal Insulation

To reduce heat leakage and move it outside and inside the house through walls, roofs, windows and ventilation openings Use materials with low thermal conductivity and resistance to radiation, water and water vapor. Studies have shown that good thermal insulation can reduce electricity consumption by 40%. How Heat Insulation occurs:

  • The use of poetic insulation materials such as glass wool, rock wool and cellular insulation materials, including polyurethane, expanded polystyrene, antiperspirants and foam concrete in surfaces, walls and reflective insulators that reflect electromagnetic heat waves such as aluminum foil with granular insulation
  • External walls are insulated by placing the polystyrene strips inside walls or between two walls or through external finishes made of glass and stone. As for the internal walls, the thermal insulation materials are installed with adhesive materials, and then the walls are mixed with concrete mix, gypsum boards and the like
  • Install double-layered windows that allow natural light to pass and reduce internal temperatures
  • Surfaces are isolated by laying waterproofing layers above the thermal insulation