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Smarter Home Management with Reduced Electricity Consumption: Some Tips

By Jessica Williams Subscribe to RSS | March 23rd 2012 | Views:

As a home owner, you can save significantly on electricity cost. At a time when electricity cost is rising and there is a need to come out with ways consumption of electricity can be reduced because of obligations to greener environment, you need a strategy of partnering with a reliable agency that can significantly reduce electricity consumption of your home.

As promised, we will take a look at some of the ways you can save electricity for your home the smart way in this article. According to a study by Renovate Local, around 75 per cent of electricity used for electronics appliances in home is when they are turned off! When you are asleep, electrical appliances that are plugged in are quietly consuming power and raising your electricity bill. While you cannot turn off your refrigerator, what about TV, the DVD player, and the sound system?

If you have a laptop, why not keep it in sleep mode when you are not going to off it anyway. While on an average, your laptop consumes 30 to 50 watts, it is only 3 watts in sleep mode, which is a big reduction. Also, a desktop with an LCD monitor would consume far less electricity than conventional monitors.

It makes sense to spend some time with a reliable agency who would not only advise you on strategies for reducing consumption of electricity for your home, but also implement it for your home system in a concrete way. Also, in the long run, it is worth to pay more for an electronic devise because of cost reduction it will bring to your table going forward. Not only you have reduced electricity bills for months, you also avail quality product and benefit from improved lifestyle.

There is a new revolution in lighting technology with promising researches in LED (Light Emitting Diodes) technology. They are based on semi conductor chips. Today, while implementing light system for your home, you can choose LED lights against fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. LED lights consume three to four times less energy than incandescent bulbs. Latest LED lighting products are made from sophisticated PMMA lens (the secondary optic), leading to optical efficiency of around 90 per cent.

You can contact a home renovating agency who would help you choose the right LED products for your home. LED-based lighting devices consume less electricity and also last longer; however, it may not be advisable to replace your entire existing lighting system with LED now because improving EQE (External Quantum Efficiency) is an ongoing challenge where more needs to be done by lighting engineers. You may have a mixture of both LED lighting devices and fluorescent/incandescent bulbs for the best result.

You can also visit portals like Renovate Local which are full of practical ideas and advises on ways you can save on energy of your home in addition to home renovation tips. If you are a resident of Sydney, Central Coast, or Newcastle, then Renovate Local would also help you get in touch with local builders, building suppliers, traders and in fact anything that you need while building a new home or renovating an existing home.

Jessica Williams - About Author:
Renovate Local is a specialized home improvement directory where you can find builders, building suppliers, trades, and in fact, anything that you need while building a new home or renovating an existing home: be it ordering for bathroom tiles or availing services of plumbers. Renovate Local presently operates in all Sydney areas & major regional centres such as Central Coast & Newcastle. For more info please visit :

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