There are some very simple ways to save energy domestically or commercially. These easy methods require little change in the way things operate and cause minimal disruption when being put in place.
1. Insulation: Insulating a geyser & 5 m of hot water pipes can save you up to 60% energy usage of the geyser. From think-pink to isotherm, cellulose fibre to polystyrene balls there is an insulation method for every area. Insulation keeps us cooler in summer, warmer in winter and will save us money all year round.
2. Water saving Shower heads, Kitchen Sprayers & Tap Aerators: Heating water contributes to about 40% of all electricity consumed. Utilising water saving shower heads will always save you money as it reduces the water flow in return reducing the amount of energy used to heat the water. Industrial water saving devices such as rinsers can save up to 80 % of the water consumption. In an institution with many restroom facilities, aerators are economical devices used to reduce the flow of water to a maximum of 6l per a minute. All of the above mentioned water saving devices pay for them selves within 6 months to a 1 year..
3. Awareness: Creating awareness and monitoring consumption will help an organisation identify areas where energy saving is not being implemented. Usage meters are readily available to install directly into DB boards. Changing the temperature on a thermostat or geyser by as little as 1 degree and installing timers (or switching off electrical appliance at the socket) all are proven methods in reducing energy consumption.