Save Energy Save Earth

  1. Energy Saving Heating TIPs
  2. Summer Cooling
  3. Hot Water
  4. Refrigeration
  5. Cloths washing & Drying
  6. Dishwashing
  7. Cooking
  8. Energy Efficient Lighting Hints
  9. Other Appliances and General Energy Saving Tips


Energy Saving Heating TIPs

  • Close doors to separate heated from unheated areas of your home, and minimize the area you are heating.
  • Heat living areas to less than 21oC, every 1 oC increase in thermostat setting increases heating bills by around 15%.
  • Heat bedroom areas heated to less than 18oC.
  • Turn off the heating overnight and when you are out during the day.
  • If you have gas heaters, turn-off heater pilot lights during the warmer months.
  • Use a space or portable heater instead of the Central Heater, if only one room needs heating.
  • Choose heaters with thermostat controls and timers.
  • Choose heaters with ISI mark.
  • Keep heaters clean and regularly serviced.
  • Close windows and doors when you are heating.
  • Shut curtains, drapes and blinds when you are heating.
  • Use ceiling “sweep” fans to help distribute heat.
  • Open curtains and drapes on sunny winter days to let the sunlight in.

Other Heating and Cooling Tips:

  • Insulate your home, higher levels of insulation reduces heat entering the house and makes any cooling or heating system more effective and efficient.
  • Seal up your home, use draft excluders on doors and windows and seal all gaps to the outside.

Summer Cooling

Poor house design, inadequate insulation and lack of proper window shading, means many homes will need to invest in a cooling system to stay comfortable. For many consumers with large homes the cost of running a whole house air-conditioner could add as much as $600 to the summer electricity bill.

Energy Saving Summer Cooling Tips:

  • Ensure windows are well shaded from summer sun by external blinds or awnings.
  • Open windows and ventilate the house when the outside temperature is lower than inside.
  • On a hot day, close all blinds, curtains, windows and doors to keep out the heat.
  • Regularly clean the air-conditioner or cooler, keeping coils and fans free of dust.
  • Keep the area you are cooling to a minimum.
  • Cool bedroom and living areas to no less than 24oC.
  • Turn off the cooler overnight and when you are out during the day.
  • Locate the cooler on the shaded side of the home, away from ect sunlight.
  • Buy an air-conditioner with a 5 or 6 star energy rating
  • Run exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms to flush out hot air overnight. This is especially useful on still nights.
  • Use fans to create cooling breezes.
  • Put off jobs such as cooking, washing and ironing for a cooler time of the day.

Wear lightweight clothing so that air can pass across your skin and evaporate moisture. Keep lights to a minimum on hot summer nights.

Hot Water

Energy used for heating a family’s hot water can cost up to $400 each year and contribute some 5 tonnes of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Energy Saving Hot Water Tips:

  • Insulate external hot water pipes.
  • Ensure hot water taps in good repair – no leaks or drips.
  • Check that your hot water heater’s TPR (relief) valve is not leaking excessively.
  • Check that the hot water is at the optimum temperature.
  • If the unit has an adjustable thermostat, turn the hot water temperature down.
  • Use cold rinse for clothes washing and dishwashing.
  • Locate the hot water service close to hot water outlets.
  • Turn-off your water heater when you go on holiday for a week or more.
  • Use a water saving shower-head in your shower.
  • Have a short shower instead of a bath.

Use a cold rinse for your clothes-washing and dish-washing. If buying a gas water heater, consider a unit with a 5 or 6 star energy rating

Refrigeration

The electricity used by refrigerators and freezers in a typical household can cost up to $220 each year and contribute over 2 tons of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Energy Saving Refrigeration Tips:

  • Defrost and clean the inside of your refrigerator and freezer at least every six months
  • Clean the coils behind your refrigerator at least once a year.
  • Keep the temperature in your refrigerator between 3 oC and 5 oC.
  • Keep the temperature in your freezer between -18 oC and -15 oC.
  • Check that the door seals on the refrigerator and freezer are tight fitting – the seals hold a five dollar bill in place when the door is closed.
  • Switch off additional refrigerators and freezers if they are mostly empty or only used occasionally.
  • Stock Refrigerators or Freezers during cooler periods.
  • Keep well stocked and pack items so cool air can circulate freely around the inside of the unit.
  • Ensure good air circulation around the outside and behind the unit. Place the unit in a shaded and cool location.
  • Open the doors only when required and keep them open as briefly as possible.

Buy a unit with a 5 or 6 star energy rating

Cloths washing &Drying

Energy used for clothes washing and drying can cost a typical family up to $150 each year and generate up to 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas.

Energy Saving Clothes Washing & Drying Tips:

  • Run the clothes washer or clothes dryer only with full loads.
  • Wash clothes in cold water.
  • Ensure clothes are well spun before they are put in the dryer.
  • Clean the lint filter in the clothes dryer each time you use it.
  • Put moist clothes in the dryer, not dripping wet.
  • turn off the dryer as soon as the clothes are dry enough, don’t over dry the clothes.
  • Locate the dryer in a warm space. Dry heavy articles separately from light articles.
  • Use the cool-down cycle on the dryer, especially if articles are just damp.

Buy a Clothes Washer or Dryer with a 4 or 5 star energy rating

Dishwashing

Energy Saving Dishwashing Tips:

Run the dishwasher only when full.

  • Use the “economy” cycle when running the dishwasher.
  • Stop the dishwasher before the drying cycle and open the door to let the dishes air-dry.

Buy a Dishwasher with a 5 or 6 star energy rating

Cooking

Energy used in a typical household for cooking can cost as much as $150 each year and generate up to 1.5 tons of greenhouse gas.

Energy Saving Cooking Tips:

  • Use a microwave oven instead of a conventional oven.
  • Keep surfaces and reflectors clean and well maintained.
  • Use the right size hotplate for the right size pot.
  • Use energy efficient cooking practices, such as; using minimum water, keeping lids on pots, simmering instead of boiling and keeping cooking times to a minimum.
  • Turn the oven off a few minutes before your food is ready.
  • Keep the inside of the microwave oven clean.
  • Use smaller appliances such as toaster ovens instead of the conventional oven or grill for smaller portions.
  • Use an electric kettle instead of boiling water on the cook-top.
  • Use a pressure cooker instead of conventional pots and pans.
  • Cook several dishes at the same time in the oven.
  • Use thermometers or timers to avoid over-cooking.
  • Ensure the seals on your oven are in good condition.
  • Avoid opening the oven door unnecessarily during cooking.
  • Thaw frozen food before cooking. In a microwave oven, cook smaller pieces rather than large chunks.
  • In a microwave oven, arrange unevenly shaped items with the thickest portion to the outside.
  • In a microwave oven, regularly stir or turn the food over to speed up cooking time. lighting

In a typical home, electricity for lighting costs about $80 each year and generates over half a tonne of greenhouse gas.

Energy Efficient Lighting Hints

  • Turn-off lights when you leave a room.
  • Use fluorescent lighting or compact fluorescent lamps in the kitchen, lounge, family room and other areas where lights are on for more than 4 hours each day.
  • Use fluorescent or compact fluorescent lamps fitted to security lights and outdoor lights that are on for more than 4 hours each day.
  • Use programmable timers, daylight sensors or motion sensors to control outdoor and security lighting.
  • Use “task” lighting rather than whole room lighting when a small amount of light is required.
  • Regularly clean light fittings, reflectors and lampshades.
  • Use the lowest wattage globes to adequately light the area you require. Maximise the use of natural light through the use of soft or pale coloured interiors and furnishings.

Other Appliances

Other Appliances and General Energy Saving Tips

  • Turn off appliances at the power-point when they are not being used.
  • If you have a waterbed, make the bed as soon as you get up, covering it completely with a thick quilt.
  • Switch on electric blankets no more than half an hour before you go to bed and switch off just before you are in bed.
  • Turn off TVs and VCRs at the unit, rather than just using the remote control.
  • Switch off computers and printers at the power-point.
  • Use a solar pool heater to heat a swimming pool or spa pool.
  • Keep the swimming pool water temperature less than 27oC.
  • Use a timer to turn the filter pump on and off.
  • Cover the pool or spa pool with a pool blanket when not in use.

110 Responses

  1. Victor Jacob

    Praise the Lord for the Wonderful programe

  2. Good Songs & Site

  3. good songs

  4. Hi Gospel Junction Team,

    Thanks for the Tamil Songs Downloads, May The Lord Almighty Bless Everyone of the Team.

    Rgds
    Rajesh J

  5. W.Irudhayaraj

    Good Sonds

  6. Good Songs

  7. Sebastian

    Thank you for the founder and members who made available such a nice songs in mp3 format. If you could organise more songs in Tamil its well and good.

    Regards

    Sebastian

  8. Nice to

  9. hi team
    thanks 4 this wonderfull ministry
    god bless you all

  10. ARNOLD SAM, doha qatar

    all songs( tamil ,malayalam) in this website gives stength and enjoy living in this no loving world.

  11. BABUKANSON ISAC

    Its realy amazing, nice songs nice to hear!!!!! GOD will bless the team

  12. Your song collection and selections are wonderful. Thanks for new songs everyday. It is really a blessing as I live far away from home.
    Thanks.
    Alex, USA

  13. V. Theodore, India

    A good collection of old songs. It is encouraging and comforting to listen. The site is also very much userfriendly….. keep it up and wishes for the future.
    Thanks,
    Theo

  14. god is good all the time,thank god for this wonderful songs

  15. its a gd collections of gd old songs which make me feel comfatable 2 listen….keep it up…gd job…i luv it…most of all..THX…:):):)

  16. PRAISE THE LORD
    Thanks for free download of songs.
    Thank you.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

  17. MARIA BENEDICT CLEMENT

    I want to listen to P Susheela’s & Jikki’s christian songs. Pl play for me They are very old songs and very pleasant to hear.

  18. thanks for the songs… i love it … good quality .. hope u do this favour continuously.. and glorify god.. ive been wanting to start a gospel song website myself.. will soon publish it .. God bless…

  19. Jayasheela

    Excellent job….May God bless u abundantly.
    Continue the good work !!!

  20. Thanks a lot for sharing with fellow christians.

    If you can upload a full Sunday Mass, it will be great and will be appreciated by all Christians

    God’s Blessings Be With You Forever

  21. i really love these songs

  22. wonderful Praise and Worship!

  23. I;m happy to see the commands from my all christ bro’s and sis’s.. Keep your faith till the end.

    James 1:12

    G rajesh
    Bro in Faith

  24. I am very happy to hearing this songs.Thanks GoD

  25. really very enjoyful songs

  26. Parise the LORD.

  27. searching for tamil devotional songs. txs God for this wonderful events. may God bless all these workers.

    loving
    biju

  28. im realy happy to hearing old song and thanks god and pls bless them loard who create this web site, thank you loard, who ever read this comment pls belive god and love hem and pray daily with out prayar we can’t do anything and read he,s bible and belive the word of god and receive the blessing thank you god bless you!!!

  29. Excellent songs.

    Whoever hears will definitely feel the presence of the lord.

  30. AII SONGS ARE VERY USEFULL TO ME,PLEASE TRY TO ADD MORE SONGS.GOD BLESS THIS TEAM.

  31. Thanks for your all songs..Its really great.Please give more songs..

  32. Sekar Morris

    Wonderful Songs. Its really great. I am very happy. May God Bless You.

  33. thanks for song

  34. i really enjoyed very very thanks

  35. happy & a good accompanion for people like me who is working alone in the office. keep it up & add more songs.

  36. I am proud of your wonderfull ministry.
    god bless you.

  37. THANK YOU. THESE SONGS HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE.
    GOD BLESS YOU.

  38. Grace and peace to you in the name of christ, then its gud to see the keerthanai songs also its very well composed . hope these will change most of the peoples life. and also i am realy happy to hear these TAMIL SONGS pure and very good tamil words(Meanigful).try to put more keerthanai songs. thanks a lot for all .god bless you and your family in all the ways.

  39. RJ. Sekhar, Bahrain

    Praise the Lord, Wonderful site. Enjoying everyday morning and evening. I feel that I am in Lord’s presence while listening these songs.
    Ay God bless these Team and it’s members and their family. Amen

  40. irudhaya arul reemas

    god is love this website is very useful for all christian.but need more tamil mp3 christian songs ….

  41. George Dhanraj

    Praise the Lord, very nice site, may God bless u all

  42. shiju jon sharjah

    all are good songs,very very thanks for the site

  43. Jebahar, Dubai

    I am enjoying my favourite old songs in Gospel Junction

  44. Revathi Kumaran

    all the songs are beautiful..
    God bless the team…
    Please tell me who has sung
    Ithoo manusharin, nantri ullam, pathai kattuvar
    His voice is so beautiful..
    God bless him abundantly

  45. neetha, malaysia

    very good songs

  46. john solomon

    very nice songs

  47. CHRISTINA

    All tension juz gone n brings peace 2 me.

  48. ANTO DAYANA(SUJI)KUWAIT

    GOOD SONGS,I ENJOYED SONGS,GOD IS GREAT

  49. good songs , good job,

  50. MARY CELESTE

    PRAISE THE LORD…….. I ENJOY LISTENING GOD SONG. GOD SONG MAKE ME HAPPY. GOD BLESS U.

  51. god bless you more. really very very great i enjoyed i am happy add some more it will be bless all the day

    moses from dubai

  52. Mohan.M.K

    Very good songs We are realy enjoyed.
    May God bless you.
    Mohan.UAE

  53. tabitha

    wonderful song

  54. thanks to lord. pray for all. thank you somuch for download good songs.

  55. monsingh

    nice songs

  56. praise the lord

  57. Very Good Site. God Bless You All. Wish You All The Very Best.

  58. Thanks for the website… Good to listen to such melodious songs…which are good to ears and refreshing to the soul…Ella Pugalum Iravanukae…Praise u good friend Jesus…

  59. Segar Jabez

    All are very fine songs God bless u.

  60. Thanks for the website good songs.

  61. this is ver good
    god bless you!!

  62. thank you jesus songs
    very nice and super songs

  63. i am very happy to hearing this wonderful God songs . Pray for me

  64. Johnson Jeyasingh. C

    I Love Jesus, the songs are very nice

  65. very nice

    thank u jesus

  66. super

  67. thank you for the superb songs….god bless you

  68. very nice songs its really great i like the ministres

  69. the is song very very happy

  70. Daniel Mathew.S

    Songs are very nice

  71. Paster.Y.D.S.Mani

    Newly christmas songs are very nice. Thank you for your gospel work. May God bless you. and wish you happy ‘X’mas.

  72. M.Simion doss

    Songs are very nice

  73. francis saviour

    Very Good Site. God Bless You and wish you happy ‘X’mas.

  74. Brother in christ,

    It is very nice and good.

    thank you,

    with love and prayer,
    s.m.jayabalan

  75. I like this songs

  76. S.JOHN JENISTON

    very good songs

    GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR WEBSITE

  77. ALL ARE VERY GOOD SONGS

  78. I had download all these song and I need more songs anyone tell me more releated website with pleasure….

  79. Jeevarathinam

    Really so spiritual songs. . .

  80. i love to listen this songs once again .thanks for ths ministry

  81. wow amazing songs “god is grat” to do unbeliable movements thos who belives in GOD n way of
    JESUS CHRIST,,,,,through this songs…..
    thank you………..

  82. I was baptized 2 weeks back. Very nice songs

  83. bonyface

    thank god

  84. egerton18

    Praise the Lord for the Wonderful programeGood Songs

  85. rodan32

    Praise the Lord for the Wonderful programeGood Songs

  86. GOD bless u all those doing this ministry

  87. Thank God, let HIS[GOD] name be more glorified!

  88. Daisy Rani

    PRAISE THE LORD
    I’m really happy to looking at this Website…
    It’s easy to know a song for all.Thanks GOD for creating a mind of whom make this.
    The BIBLE says,” I will sing unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel”.

  89. Wilson @ Tirupur

    Its very nice work. Praise god… Tanks for your ministry for pray for you….

  90. ElcyWilson

    all the songs are beautiful..
    God bless the team…
    Please tell me who has sung
    Ithoo manusharin, nantri ullam, pathai kattuvar
    His voice is so beautiful..
    God bless him abundantly

  91. Murugan G

    Praise the lord very good program ,All the songs very nice.

  92. sasikumar

    all songs v well
    God bless u
    God help u
    &
    Thank u 4 free download

  93. C.SAMUELDURAIRAJ

    ALL SONGS ARE FULL BLESSING IN OUR FAMILY
    THX JESUS.

  94. ROSE DHIVYA MARY

    PRAISE THE LORD
    ever words the songs is very graceful.
    thankyou jesus

  95. Excellent guys. wonderful thanks fo giving me this beautiful songs

  96. nice songs

  97. i like all songs.

    by
    shanthosh from india

  98. Thank you so much for these songs….
    Workship god with full heart and rejoice

  99. SIMPLY SUPERB

  100. kalaiselvan

    very useful &enjoy this songs. thanks for your website. Praise the lord

  101. the 1970 christian songs are beautiful.
    i enjoy listening to it. pls have more songs.

    Have a Blessed Christmas & New Year 2012

  102. S.Athisayaraja

    Very nice songs

  103. very nice collection…and i want the song starts with
    “kartharai un thiru patham amarthen ne methi ne mathiya….”

  104. all songs i like

  105. ROBERTSON. A

    Nice & Wise mined blowing songs.

    heartly thanking you.

  106. Hi

    I am Jeyaraj, Gospel songs is very nice to me and all

  107. Robertson.A

    All songs are super good thanks a lot for a giving free
    download.

  108. n.muthumari

    i want download some gospel songs

Leave a Reply