Simple Home Energy Saving Tips You Should Know

In this ever-changing technological era, household appliances are abundant and constantly evolving. However, if you prioritize sustainable development, you may wonder how we can enjoy the comfort and convenience these appliances bring while making an effort to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

When purchasing appliances:

– Choose appliances with high energy efficiency.

When selecting household appliances, opt for products with higher energy efficiency that adhere to the first-grade energy label. Even among appliances with the same energy label, there can be up to a 20% difference in electricity consumption. Therefore, pay attention to the estimated annual electricity consumption indicated on the label and choose products that consume less electricity.

In daily life:

– Use lighting fixtures with high energy efficiency, such as Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights or integrated compact fluorescent lamps.

– During summer, adjust and maintain the air conditioning temperature at 24 to 26 degrees Celsius or higher.

– Clean the air conditioner filter monthly to remove dust.

– Regularly clean and maintain various appliances to ensure optimal energy efficiency.

– Use power strips with individual power switches. When not using the appliances, turn off the power.

– Choose appliances with timer switches or automatic shutdown functions to prevent them from being in standby mode for extended periods.

– Turn off the power when appliances are not in use or after using them.

– Power off wireless internet devices when not needed at home.

– Select appliances that meet the specifications and functionalities required for your household.

– Towel dry your hair as much as possible to reduce the usage time of hair dryers by 60%.

– Utilize online energy calculators to estimate the annual electricity consumption of appliances under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labeling Scheme.

Source: Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Hong Kong Green Organization, Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong)