Summertime in Pakistan means hot sun and big Electric bills. Instead of running AC curfews and making comprises on your comfort; Hunarshanas recommends doing small, fuzz-free and budget-friendly tweaks.
Consider following Home Lighting Tips from Hunarshanas to see a noticeable dip in your electric bill, both – in summer and winter.
#1 Turn off Unnecessary lights
Its basic etiquette to turn-off the lights before leaving the room. Our parents have taught us and reminded us of this simple power saving tip numerous times. But what most of us do not consider is the time span we’ll be gone for. If you are leaving for longer than 15 mins, it’s a good idea to switch off the lights. But if not, best keep the lights ON because frequent switching ON/OFF can reduce the life-span of a bulb, erasing any saving benefits.
#2 Unplug Unused Electronics
Standby power can account for 10% of an average household’s annual electricity use. Therefore to prevent wastage of energy, unplug unused electronics and devices.
#3 Commit to a Better Solution
Traditional Halogen light bulbs that most of us still use in our homes are electricity abusers. They last for somewhere in between 750 and 1,000 hours and use 75% more energy than LED bulbs. LED bulbs, on the other hand, use a fraction of energy and can last 20 times longer. And get this, on hot summer days LED doesn’t heat up a room like incandescent light from Halogen do.
#4 Consider Dimmers
Dimmers save energy by regulating the power supply to a bulb. Since lights under less stress shine longer, dimmers are also known to extend the life span of your bulbs. They’re especially effective in rooms that get widely varying amounts of sun exposure during the day.
#5 Task Lighting
Large over-head lights not only ruin the mood of a room but also drain a great deal of electricity. These harsh lights sometimes don’t even extend to where you want and need them the most. Swap them for table lamps, which will put more efficient light exactly where you want – Near your study room, sitting sofas or beside your bed.
#6 Tidy Up!
A dusty bulb globe or a tube light rod can obstruct as much as half the light that it is capable of emitting. keeping your illumination sources dust free can help ensure that you get what you pay.
#7 Go Solar
Going Solar is not a trend anymore, it has become a way of life (especially in Pakistan, where electricity can’t be trusted to stay long hours). Starting as the expensive ways of a few affluent houses, this technology has now become so common and accessible that villages and houses in remote areas are strongly embracing it. The price has become affordable for you to consider it seriously. The trick is to install panels in places where they will get enough sunlight by day so that the stored energy goes to work for you at night. Solar lights keep on saving, in the winter months.
Call on Experts from Hunarshanans to guide you and install solar lights (or any other type of home lighting) that you desire to enhance vibe of your home and save money.