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16th March 2018

Why is it Important to Conserve Energy?

Why do we try to save energy? Not only is it important to save electrical energy, it is also important to know why we do! At MacLaren Electrical Services Ltd we are always providing clients with the benefits of saving electricity.

An electrician Glasgow based from MES will be more than happy to aid you in taking some simple steps to reduce your energy consumption. At the heart of our installations, apart from safety and quality, is the element of saving electricity. But, why should it be important to you?

Why Make an Effort to Save Electrical Energy?

Fossil Fuels

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Wasting electricity depletes the earth’s natural resources!

Most of the electricity used in homes comes from burning the fossil fuels; coal and oil. It is a known fact that fossil fuels are finite. This means that the faster the electrical energy is used, these natural resources deplete. To ensure the availability of affordable energy for the future, it is vital that homes and businesses take steps to limit energy usage. To help in this effort, energy suppliers have started to provide homes with smart meters; a tool that provides an automatic meter reading, letting the homeowner grasp a better understanding of their energy usage. It is the goal, that by 2020, every home will be fitted with one!

Pollution and Greenhouse Gases

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Help in the cause to prevent pollutants like carbon dioxide!

Another reason it is important to save electrical energy is because of the effect it has on the environment. Burning these fossil fuels to produce electricity causes great damage to the eco-system. By releasing pollutant gases into the atmosphere – the creation of energy can increase presence and risk of acid rain, toxic gases and carbon dioxide. The rapid rate at which humans consume electrical power has led to the constant need for the mining of fossil fuels; whether this is oil, coal or gas.

Energy Consciousness Among Others

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Encourage others around you to become energy conscious!

Ultimately, adopting an energy conscious lifestyle will resonate with those around you. After working in the commercial and domestic electrical industry for several years, we have seen that when encouraging home and business owners to save electrical energy, it is all about developing a consciousness. Whether this consciousness is through providing them with advice or a more energy efficient electrical installation, like LED lighting, it all contributes positively! Our last blog post has some advice on some simple steps you can take to set the wheels in motion towards becoming energy efficient. Once you start making an effort with the conservation of electricity, encourage those around you to do the same!

Start becoming energy efficient today, with the help of MES. 

Steven Maclaren is an electrical expert and has been for the last 10 years, his company Maclaren Electrical Services has worked incredibly hard to build their reputation in the electrical industry. Steven strives to develop and evolve to ensure that he can do the best for the team, the community and the environment.