Nowadays, the world faces alarming problems because of energy shortages and waste problems. You can start making a difference at home. You can help by simply being responsible and properly using your appliances.
Firstly, turn off your television when you are not watching it. Televisions on standby consume almost the same amount of energy as when they are turned on. Secondly, do not leave your mobile phone chargers switch on when you are not using them. Even when they are not attached to appliances, adaptors still eat up energy. Thirdly, buy rechargeable instead of non-reusable batteries. This reduces the number of disposed batteries, which contain hazardous chemicals that pollute the environment. Fourth, efficiently utilise your appliances. When boiling water in the kettle, use only the exact amount needed. Use washing machines only with a full load. Fifth, when buying appliances, get those A+ rated appliances, which can reduce your energy consumption and lower your bills. Sixth, do not just throw away your old appliances. Dispose of them properly.
With respect to utilities, the simplest thing that you can do is to switch off lights when not in use. Use energy saving bulbs instead of conventional light bulbs. Do not leave your hot water boiler switched on all day. Use the timer to turn them it. Reduce the amount of water you use for every flush by placing devices that decrease the bowl’s capacity. Moreover, if you are willing to invest money, you can install loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solar water heaters, solar panels, and wind turbines.