Great thinkers and scientists often say that everything is energy. In other words, all things are made up of particles which are constantly vibrating at different frequencies, and the universe works on the principles/laws of thermodynamics. Part of this law states that you can never use 100 percent of the energy that you consume. For example, if you eat an orange, some of the energy in the orange is wasted by the time it gets to power your muscles. Apply this idea to the modern technological society we live in, and you’ve got the same thing happening. In other words, everywhere you look, we are wasting energy.
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While some energy waste is a natural process, a lot of wastage can be captured and put to use. For instance, gas and electricity power stations generation excessive heat. This heat then floats away into the atmosphere, essentially to be forever wasted. If heat transferors were used, this heat could be captured and then turned into electricity.
A huge source of energy waste is in the home. Common household items like televisions, computers, gaming systems, lights, etc., all expel large amounts of heat, which could then be captured and stored as electrical energy and re-used instead of being wasted.
And not only are we wasting energy in our homes, in turn, we are also wasting money on gas and electricity bills. There are some basic things you can do to help cut down on your household energy usage, and therefore put more money back in your wallet:
Don’t put equipment like your computer on television or computer on standby mode overnight or when you go out. Instead, turn them off entirely – you’ll conserve energy and help cut down on the bill.
Switch from regular light-bulbs to energy-efficient ones. While they may be more expensive, they use half the electricity and will last much longer.
Keep shades and blinds pulled shut during the day when the sun is shining into your home.
Hire a professional company to do an in-home energy assessment. You’ll learn the areas in your house (attics, basements, etc.), where you are wasting/losing the most energy and steps you can take to make your home more energy-efficient.