How to improve energy efficiency and savings in your home

How to improve energy efficiency and savings in your home

Conserving energy at home accomplishes two things—you get to save on DEWA bills and protect the environment. There are many ways to reduce your household’s energy consumption, and energy efficiency is one of them. Energy efficiency means using less energy to accomplish the same tasks, reducing overall energy consumption at home.

Improving energy efficiency at home starts with becoming aware of how energy is consumed at home, where it’s wasted, and how it can be used more effectively. For example, since AC is an essential appliance for those living in warm climates like Dubai, having it maintained by the best AC repairing company in Dubai will improve energy consumption. Having it regularly maintained is a must to efficiently conserve energy.

There are many ways to reduce energy consumption—from simple behavior to extensive home improvements.

Here are a few common ways to conserve energy and save on utility bills at home:

1. Change your light bulbs to LEDs. Doing this very simple change has been proven to drastically lower electricity consumption. Light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25 to 80% less electricity and last 3 to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.

2. Be mindful of peak load hours. According to statistics, Dubai consumes the most electricity between 12:00 pm and 06:00 pm during the summer—peak-load hours. Limit the use of non-essentials during this time. For example, you might want to do the laundry (use the washing machine) outside the peak hours.

3. Don’t leave appliances on standby. Appliances that are plugged in and on standby still consume between 5 to 10% of electricity. Switch off appliances when not in use or buy a smart power strip that shuts down devices automatically when they are in “sleep” mode.

4. Invest in a smart thermostat. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven thermostats can help you keep the temperature moderate and turn off the cooling when not needed. Ask for an AC repair near you, they are most likely to advise you which ones to invest in.

5. Use air-conditioning wisely. Central heating and cooling units are vital to Dubai. If you are buying innovations in HVAC technology (like smart thermostats, programmable units, etc), make sure to have the AC installation handled by those that are well-versed by it. If your rent does not cover central cooling costs, ensure that you are using your AC unit wisely.

– Did you know? The higher you set the temperature, the lower your AC cost will be. It is recommended that you set it to 24° C (or higher).

– If there is no one at home, have your AC on for such a time that helps prevent temperature build-up and mold formation—do not leave it on for longer. This is where investing in a smart thermostat is an advantage.

Maintain your AC units

One of the best ways to improve energy efficiency at home is to maintain your AC units. Remember that older AC units are prone to dust. Clean its filters regularly. You can clean them yourself or call in an ac repairing service in Dubai to do it for you.

Our team at AL HADI AC Repairing Services is always equipped and ready to help you maintain or repair your AC systems. We are an emergency AC repair company in Dubai—call us 7 days a week for a check-up.

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