Energy Tip
of the Day!

Energy star rated compact fluorescent Lamp (CFL) should be the choice in household lighting applications From the extraordinary Gazette notification No. 1611/10 of July 22,2099, the display of the Energy Label  on every CFL was made mandatory. The energy label consists of star rating which varies from  1 star   to 5star higher the number of the star greater the energy efficiency of the CFL. Accordingly CFLs having an energy label with 5 star are  most energy efficient compared to the  CFLs having 1star to  4star rating. By repacking a 1star CFL with 5star CFL with 5-7 watts lower in wattage the same light out put can be gained. Purchasing a CFL with 5 star rating about 5-7 watts  can be cut down At present LED Lamp technology has improved rapidly end in parallel the price of LED lamps have come down to  an affordable Scale for the domestic consumer. Sri Lanka has already introduced performance stety and Minimum Energy performance  standers (MEPS) for LED Lamps introduce for which satisfy MEPS.

Your Home

Your Home

In the residential sector is the energy consumption of buildings and the rising electricity consumption constitute an important challenge for exploiting energy savings potentials. Buildings are responsible for around 40 per cent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

When comparing an average house to an energy efficient house, it’s possible to reduce annual energy bills up to 40 percent. Prudent homeowners should consider developing an energy conservation plan for their home. This is both an environmentally friendly and economically sound action.

In developing an energy conservation plan for your home, use the following approach: identify the problem areas where energy is being lost or inefficiently used; prioritize the problem areas according to how much energy is being lost or inefficiently used; and systematically correct the prioritized problems according to the limits of your household energy improvement budget.

There are a variety of ways to incorporate energy saving measures into your home. With our comprehensive tips and advice, you can learn about installing renewables technology to generate your own energy and effective methods to help you insulate all areas of your home, helping to lower your heating bills. In this section you can also learn more about using water more efficiently and how reducing consumption can help you make significant savings on your energy bills. And our heating and hot water section offers advice on using a cost effective heating system - a great way to save and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.

There are several ways to estimate how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use:

  • The Energy Guide Label (EGL) - EGL shows the estimated yearly operating cost and estimated yearly electricity use for an appliance. Review the (EGL). The label provides an estimate of the average energy consumption and cost to operate the specific model of the appliance you are using. Note that all not all appliances or home electronics are required to have an Energy Guide.
  • Using an electricity usage monitor to get readings of how much electricity an appliance is using
  • Calculating annual energy consumption and costs
  • Installing a whole house energy monitoring system

There are several advantages saving energy in the home. Such as,

  • Energy efficiency saves you money.
  • Energy efficiency improves the economy.
  • Energy efficiency is good for the environment.
  • Energy efficiency improves national security.
  • Energy efficiency enhances quality of life.