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好莱坞名人莱昂纳多迪卡普里奥所说的 ‘Green is the New Black’(“绿色是当下的流行色”)这句话倡导提高人们对气候变化的意识。而马来西亚政府的“垃圾分类”倡议想要传播的讯息是每个人都应开,并可以为保护环境出一分力。

(对我国政府实施的垃圾分类措施不太清楚?点击这里查看更多吧。)

你不必是一名超富有或是很有名的人才能做出重大改变。您只需做出几个简单步骤即能让您的家居更环保,而且还能减少电能用量。这里有五个简单的方法能让家居更环保,同时还能节省电源!


一、 改用节能的 LED 灯泡,同时确保有充足的自然光线

生活在阳光明媚的马来西亚让我们有福利使用自然光来照亮我们的家居,因此无需常打开灯。这是最便宜的节能和减少灯泡使用率的方式。

另一种方法即是把普通的荧光灯泡改为节能的 LED 灯泡。LED 灯泡不仅更具成本效益,而且与普通灯泡相比下具有更长的寿命。这些环保灯泡的用电量比传统灯泡少25%至80%,而且有更长的寿命(3至25倍更长的寿命),长期下去您可以节省数百令吉。您换不换?

(点阅此文了解 LED 灯的好处以及如何以 LED 灯美化您的家园)


二、定期维修冷气机

定期维修您的冷气机可以帮助节省用电量。随着时间的推移,灰尘和污垢会积聚在空气过滤器,这不仅会影响通风口,还会导致它们在“过载”的条件下运作,消耗更多电能。因此,定期清洗空气过滤器并维修空调有助于降低用电成本。

额外提示:在家居内部使用大理石或木材等能够保持室内凉爽的材料,避免使用深色的家具和屋顶,避免它们吸取热量,从而减少空调的使用。


三、监测电器的使用

所有的家用电器和电子产品都需使用电力来操作,但有些电器或电子产品的耗电率较高。这包括您的调制解调器/路由器(modem/router)、烧水壶、电脑(几乎常常都不关上)和等离子电视(plasma TV)。

把没有用的电子设备关掉可以降低能源消耗。拿电脑来打个譬如,即使电脑已置于睡眠模式,但这样仍然相当耗电,因此把它们完全关上会是比较好的选择。您可以设定电脑启动和关闭的时间,那就不必亲自动手开关电脑了。

由于家中有很多的电子设备,一直要开关它们会显得很麻烦。为了方便些,您可以把那些在同一时间使用的电器组合插在单个电源板上,这样就可以同时将它们全部关闭,例如电脑、打印机、扬声器等。

额外提示:冰箱是家中最耗电的电器之一,因为一天24小时都需开着,所以要确保冰箱门时刻密封没有间隙,使其内的冷气不会外泄。如果家中有多于一个冰箱,您可以在必要之时才开电。


四、以更节能的方式洗衣服

多数的新款洗衣机在洗涤时都会使用温水。因此,您只需关闭该设置即可以节省大量的电费,因为洗衣机所消耗的能量几乎90%都用于为水加热。

除此之外,等衣物累积至足量时才开动洗衣机,要不然开启洗衣机来洗一两件衣物很浪费水电。还有,请务必设置适合衣物布料的洗涤模式,因为洗衣过程越长或越“强力”,其消耗的能量越多。一些比较轻薄易坏的衣物不需要太长的洗涤时间(不像牛仔裤或棉料衣物)。

额外提示:想要节省更多吗?查看这个 Drumi 便携式洗衣机,让您可以以无电和用水量最少的方式来洗衣,其它的品牌有 The Laundry PodGira Dora。您可以在10分钟内使用这些无电环保洗衣机清洗衣物!它们的小巧尺寸非常适合自己住和家居比较小的人使用。


五、使用可再生能源

我们每天都有大约8小时的阳光,所以安装太阳能板来减少电费和能源的使用是个很好的方法。太阳能板利用阳光来加热家中的水。投资于安装太阳能板能长期受益于其节能和降低成本的效果。

额外提示:大马投资发展局(MIDA)还为那些转向更具可持续性和能源效率措施的人提供奖励。此外,政府预计在2017年推行净电能计量政策(NEM),允许业主将他们的太阳能板产生的多余能量出售给电力公司,如国能公司(TNB)。


开始为环保出一份力吧,开始把电脑关上,并选择更节能的替代配件,节省电力成本。虽然购买 LED 灯和安装太阳能板现在看起来像是很巨大的费用,但长期下去它们每年可以为您节省数百令吉的电费。

您是否会采取这些简单步骤来为环保出一分力?请在以下的留言箱与大家分享您如何节省家居能源耗量吧!



(Translated by: Yau Yin Wey, 3rd March 2017)

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Installing solar panels are viable and practical solution for us since we have long hours of sun light throughout the year. Can also sell back unused electricity back to TNB. 

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Is there any projects where solar panels was part of the package? 

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Dont forget about rain water harvesting  =)


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Feed In Tariff (FiT) by Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA)

i have created a discussion topic for the those who interested in installing solar panels on rooftops...


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Actually I am quite curious. With Malaysian weather being so hot all the time, how come there's no installation of solar panels in our homes here in Malaysia? I think some countries do install this commonly? Care to share?

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Hahahaha..Kate, I have the same thought as well. But then after I checked the price of solar panel, it seems like going TNB is much cost effective...lol....@.@

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The ROI for the solar panels. Is not as attractive as before because now the FIT quota is now full. If you one of those who invested in solar panels under the FiT back in 2011. Your ROI should be around now. 

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Hi @kate_chew,

The price is mainly the issue- is about Rm40K above so people may need to appy loan to finance it for solar panels. Mostly now are installed by factories, shop houses, manufacturing companies that have the budget.


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Great info to shared among malaysians to save more electricity and $$ on the monthly bills. Making sure each and everyone is educate with these info and teach the younger generation in order to preserve our mother nature.

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@JohnL 

Maybe all it needs is a bit a green-awareness in Malaysia. Introduce some tax incentive and rebates from government's budget in other to generate more interest from property owners?

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Ok, that explains why we don't have solar panels for our homes here.

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@james_bob 

Not to mention the possibility of theft and burglary-access through the solar panels...

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agreed with u. there should be some rebate for people who install it

@domng 

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@Nic. Rebates yes will spur interest. And since we have summer days in Malaysia all year long. It is a matter of time before we hit the ROI figures. 

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Does anyone in Malaysia uses solar panels in their homes? Don't think I've seen any before. Or perhaps I am not observant.

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Omg those washing machines, must buy! Especially for someone who doesn't like to work their hands too long in water while hand-washing their clothes! Like me.

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@veron do not see much also... maybe not profit making for owner since need to pay capital to set up the solar panel first

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@veron 

You may want to fly a drone around your area to spot the solar panels. Surely you will see much more with a aerial view! 

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@veron I have seen a few in Putra Heights. Panels are cheap nowadays.compared to last time. Btw does anyone here knows how to do Energy Audit. TNB is giving me headache. My electricity bill has gone up for my usual $113-$233. I have complaint to TNB since last September and they are still checking according to their staff.

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@renachang 

Do you mean TNB will appoint their third party contractor to do an Energy Audit when consumers lodge a complaint about unusually high electricity bill?

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You can do the home energy audit via the tnb website using their Home Energy Calculator. Click on this link http://hec.tnb.com.my/


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@domng Alternatively you can also go to this link by Cetdem to calculate your electicity consumption link http://www.cetdem.org.my/sustainable_energy/audit_0505v2_en.pdf

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@renachang 

Thanks for sharing. I can see it is really useful for those households who want to reduce their power consumption and electricity bill.

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@renachang something informative here, never knew about this, thanks Rena for sharing.

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At the end of the day, the awareness to switch off all electrical appliances, fans and lighting when not in use will save more than you thought.

Replacing traditional bulbs with LED type will incur some upfront investment, however the ROI will come in a few years time. 

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the cost in investing on the sola (under the MIDA project) can kill you ... you basically need to fork up easily 40 to 60k depending on how big is your house to have it installed and sign a sell back contract to get the investment back on a monthly basis... so to me if you do not have money to invest up front, you are not going to get any gain in return

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@imronaldsoo 

The ROI is there since there are a lot of sunlight hours all year long in Malaysia. We are after all located near the equator line...

Need to risk having the solar panels stolen, which means we need to insure it against theft? More cost incurred in the end.

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@admin_ps thanks for sharing