Electricity, the invisible, intangible resource that pumps light into our life, is a non renewable source of energy. Once used it cannot come back. Therefore, it is our duty that we find out ways to save electricity as much as we can for our own benefit. We often take it pretty casually, because of its continuous availability at our homes, but we must not forget that every bit of energy that we use up is lost forever.
To reduce power bill, you need not crack hard steel nuts with your teeth. What it takes is just some sense of responsibility. Our being a bit conscious about its proper use, will not only benefit our family( the bill will reduce), but will be equally beneficial for the society as a whole in the long run. So let us take a few basic steps to reduce power bill.
The first principle states that use as much power as you need, there is no restriction on that, but do not use what you do not need. Switch off the lights and fans of the rooms you are not using at that particular instant. Do not switch on your television just to make some additional noise if you are working on your personal computer or laptop and vice-versa.
You should regulate the use of the appliances which consume more power like geysers, air conditioners, heaters etc. Following this you will witness a surprising decrease in your household power consumption. For instance if your geyser takes 20 minutes to bring the water to a suitable bathing temperature, switch it off after 20 minutes. Often it happens that we get involved in something else and it remains switched on for somewhat long.
Use appliances which consume less power. For example, instead of light bulbs, you can go for a CFL(Compact Fluorescent Lamp ) or tube lights. Surprisingly, a 20 watt CFL can produce the same intensity of light as a 60 watt electric bulb!
These are some general methods which you can employ as ways to save electricity. However, there are numerous opportunities you will find where you can contribute your bit, be it school, be it your office or be it any other place. What you need is a little common sense, assume a little responsibility, and believe that even one single person can make a big difference.