Did you know that empty fridges (refrigerators) consume more electricity and add to your bills than the ones stuffed with vegetables and fruits?

Here are some amazing energy saving tips which can help you save up to a considerable amount of money annually and also ensure the longevity of your electrical appliances.

First of all, the most important and yet the simplest thing to do to save energy is to turn off your lights and electrical appliances when you are not home.

If you are going for a vacation turn your MCB off.

Use Energy Star-qualified CFL and LED bulbs. These LEDs and CFLs use 20-25% of the energy of traditional incandescent bulbs. Turn off incandescent lights when you are not in the room. 90% of the energy they use is given off as heat, and only about 10% results in light. Incandescent bulbs are the normal bulbs with a filament. Add an insulating blanket to older water heaters. This could reduce standby heat losses by 25%–45% and save about 4%–9% in water heating costs.

Use microwaves and toaster ovens to cook or warm leftovers. You’ll use less energy than cooking with a conventional traditional oven which uses more power consumption.

Take shorter showers. A typical shower head spits out an average of 2.5 gallons per minute. Reducing your shower time by 4 minutes per day may save 3650 gallons annually if you shower once a day.

Save water!!

Set your computer to sleep or hibernate mode instead of using a screen saver so it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity. According to research ENERGY STAR ® estimates that using these features can reduce your electric bill by up to Rs.2500 annually.

A common mistake that everyone makes: Not Unplugging battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Many chargers draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger.

While using air conditioners clean the filter at regular intervals and avoid using it at the highest possible cooling temperature. Setting timers for AC, while you sleep, can also save a lot of energy and power. And the next time you buy an AC go for a one with a 5-star rating.

When using water heaters always go for the ones with more than 3.5 stars and if there is a timer option always set it.

Consider using a stabilizer for your computer, Television, AC, Refrigerator, Heater and other appliances that you use regularly for protection from voltage variations and loss of power.

Indians are known for their habit of overnight charging of gadgets be it mobile phones, laptops, batteries and list goes on.

This practice not only wastes electricity but could also damage the circuitry of your gadget in the longer run.

Save energy and share energy.