What first comes to mind when you think of "Energy"? From the Cambridge Dictionary, energy is defined as "The power that comes from electricity, gas, etc." Whether to cool our homes, drive our cars, transport products, or light rooms, energy is eminently needed. Energy in different forms and from different sources is everywhere, both visible and invisible.
Undebatable, energy is such an essential element of our everyday living. Thus, it is crucial to help utilize it with great conscience and use it sparingly until the next generations. There are eye-opening fun facts that could enrich your knowledge of energy as follows:
The thick dust on a light bulb can block up to half of the light.
Each time we open our refrigerator, it lets up to 30% of cold air out.
Air conditioning, heating, and ventilating systems make up for 40 - 60% of the total energy use in the commercial sector.
Only 10% of the electricity used is turned into light while the majority rest 90% is wasted as heat, when we turn an incandescent light bulb on.
We can save up to 75% of energy when switching to a compact fluorescent as compared to a regular bulb. Another plus of a compact fluorescent is that it can last up to four years.
Every year up to 13 billion dollars’ worth of energy is seeped out from houses through small cracks and holes. Make sure you minimize the presence of little cracks and holes in your own house.