Energy Conservation Definition

In a previous post, I discussed “What Energy Conservation is“, but I did not give an energy conservation definition.

So if you have been looking for an energy conservation definition that you can fully understand, your search is over.  The following information will provide you with the definition you seek, as well as other important details you need to know to make energy conservation a regular part of your conservation lightbulb cartoon

To start, here is the energy conservation definition.  To put it most simply, energy conservation is the act of saving energy, which includes energy related to warming something, lighting something or moving something.   More specifically, conserving energy can be achieved by engaging in one or both of the following actions:

  • Reducing the amount of energy you use – This can be achieved by decreasing the consumption of water, electricity and other natural sources.  For instance, shutting off lights in unoccupied rooms, brushing your teeth with a glass of water instead of leaving the tap running, etc., are good ways to cut back on energy use.
  • Making sure energy is used as efficiently as possible – When we use products that provide services (i.e. light bulbs for lighting, stove for cooking, fridge for food storage, furnace for heating, etc.) it’s impor

    tant that we obtain models of the appliances, equipment and so on that have been designed to operate with high energy efficiency to ensure they use as little power as is needed for the services they provide.

Now that conserving energy has been clearly defined, you need to move beyond simply knowing the basic energy conservation definition and start to apply it to your daily life.  How can you go about doing this?  Here are a few tips:

  • Change your habits – make a concerted effort to pay attention to how much energy you use around the home and determine how much of what you use is necessary and how much is wasted.
  • Make your home more energy efficient – There are a

    number of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, such as:

    •  investing in energy efficient appliances, equipment and other products
    • reducing the temperature by a few degrees in your home during the winter
    • turning down the thermostat to 120°F on your water heater
    • using window treatments to cover windows and block out sun in the daytime during the summer, and using them as insulation in the evening during the winter
    • Switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact florescent lamps for general lighting
    • Etc.
  • Recycle – It takes less energy to make things from recycled materials, so be sure to recycle items like glass, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and newspaper whenever possible.

Finally, continue learning.  Expand your energy conservation definition knowledge and keep looking for newer and better ways to preserve the energy in your home.  Also, don’t forget to share your knowledge with others!

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