Yeobuild HomeRepair | Blog | Everything to Know about Energy Efficiency

Smart Living

Expert Ideas for a Healthier Home

Energy efficiency rise as one of the main problems in the world. The energy consumption all around the world has been soaring so fast each year that it causes an increase in carbon pollution leading to extreme climate change. This jeopardizes the earth’s natural resources and habitats causing dangers to all living things including human beings.

The key to combat this climate change and to have a safer and sustainable energy system is energy efficiency. It could quickly resolve the vast energy consumption at home and other sectors.

In addition, it could improve the environment and economy of each nation by reducing the energy costs of consumers, enhancing the business sectors and cleaning the air that people breathe. To understand more about the efficiency of energy, here are some details about it.

1. Defining Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the productive and economic use of energy. It aims to reduce the amount of energy, yet deliver the same amount of services.

One example of this is the traditional incandescent light bulb that provides light but emits much heat loss. By replacing this with an energy-efficient light bulb, there will be the same amount of light and no heat loss. In addition, it uses less energy.

2. Its Benefits

  • It reduces greenhouse gas emissions. This could aid in managing the emissions of gases all around the world and improve climate change.
  • It lowers energy costs. With efficiency, less energy is wasted. This means that only a few kilowatt-hours will reflect on your electric bill and you could save money.  
  • It enhances the sustainability of the energy system. Energy efficiency could meet the demand for energy including oil, coal, gas or renewable for any sectors.
  • It promotes healthy well-being. The air that people breathe will be cleansed with the productive use of energy, which emits fewer gases in the atmosphere. This could prevent air pollution, which is damaging to the health of many people.
  • It improves production in the industrial sector. The efficiency could cut energy wastages and costs. This could reduce the industries’ expenses and help in their advancement and accumulation.

3. Energy Efficient Appliances

Modern energy-efficient appliances like dishwashers, ovens, stoves, freezers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers, among others, could use less energy than the old appliances. In addition to reducing energy consumption, it is advisable that you turn them off when not in use or utilise them in low energy mode.

4. Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Energy efficiency differs from energy conservation though they both aim to reduce energy consumption. In efficiency, you will use the product and have the same output, yet use less energy. Meanwhile, in conservation, you are reducing energy consumption by not using the product or using it less.

An example of this is walking in the supermarket nearby rather than using a car or using a clothesline to dry your clothes than using a dryer or simply turning off the lights or the appliances.

In Singapore

The Singaporean government has been undertaking initiatives to achieve effective energy usage. It has the following energy efficiency strategies:

  1. Planning and promoting Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation plan to improve the efficiency of energy.
  2. Taking energy efficiency initiatives for household, public, and industrial sectors.
  3. Disseminating information and raise awareness among the home sector as well as the public and industry.
  4. Enhancing and supporting research to improve the energy efficiency technology in Singapore.

Likewise, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Energy Market Authority (EMA) in Singapore are also aiming for effective energy usage for the home sector, public sector, and industry sector. These include reducing gas emissions through utilising less carbon-intensive fuels. They also advocate and build up energy efficiency through disseminating information in public education, legislation, and incentives.

Energy Efficient Labels in Singapore

The suppliers of certain goods and appliances must put the Energy Label on the units, which tell how energy efficient are the units by using ticks. This must be implemented after the National Environment Agency (NEA) has provided the Certification of Registration for the unit.

The ticks rating system works in this way for an air conditioner, television, clothes dryer, and refrigerator:

Ticks Energy Efficient
1 Low
2 Fair
3 Good
4 Very Good
5 Excellent

The energy-efficient labels on the appliances could guide the customers in what units consume less energy. With this, they could reduce the use of energy and save money. Likewise, these labels could motivate industries or businesses to develop more energy-efficient products.

(Visited 129 times, 1 visits today)

Recent Posts

Essential Home Tools To Keep For DIY Home Projects

Deciding whether we will be doing our home projects "do-it-yourself" DIY  or hiring a contractor is actually very hard to decide on. Well, however, DIY projects could lead us to...

8 Essential Tips For New Homeowners

As a new homeowner, starting up a home is a challenge! Moving in into a new house surely is as exciting as it sounds. But after that, the real work...

Home Maintenance Checklist : House’s Lifesaver

With the financial and sentimental value, our homes are one of our biggest life's investments. When an investment is so big, it comes with the responsibility of maintaining it for...

Tips How To Improve Indoor Air Quality At Home – From A Harvard Doctor

With all the new viruses and diseases emerging in the world, we should make sure that our home remains a safe place for the family. Though our homes are no...

3 Types of Home-Obtained Disinfectants To Keep Your House Virus-Free

Looking for disinfectants? With the widespread of this year's 2019 novel Coronavirus, keeping up with a well-disinfected home will be a great help. Home is where you and your family...

Differences Between Gas and Induction Cooker Hobs

Creating a kitchen concept for your home makes one of the most exciting things to do. Once you are done with the layout, the next questions include, "What is the...

How To Choose The Perfect Cooker Hob for Your Home

Choosing the perfect cooker hob for your home is one of the most confusing parts of building the kitchen. Worry no more as we are here to help you out...

Six Common Plumbing Problems

When it comes to your home's system of plumbing, it is a good idea to have an idea with what to do if faced with the most common household plumbing...

Why Hire A Licensed Handyman For Home Repair Projects?

There are a lot of home fix ventures you can attempt. Yet, it's essential to realise when to employ a licensed handyman, when to do it without anyone else's help...

Tips On How To Design An Efficient Kitchen

Designing an efficient kitchen is not only vital for restaurants or food-related businesses. Even in your homes, the kitchen should be designed efficiently to achieve maximum kitchen usage. With the...

Ways On How To Save Electricity This Holiday Season

Save electricity this Holiday Season!  It is almost the holiday season! With December just waiting around the corner, many festivities will be celebrated. The Christmas Holiday has been one of...

How To Achieve Energy Efficiency for Food Businesses

op restaurant brands such as McDonald's, KFC and even down to local famous restaurants such as The Perenakan, and even the smallest street food businesses mostly rely on the quality...

Restaurant’s Kitchen Equipment Checklist and Care Tips

Starting up a restaurant or food business is surely one of the most challenging and promising types of business endeavors. The stress and confusion that every start-up and existing business...

House Tidying Tips the Marie Kondo Way

Marie Kondo built an empire in the tidying industry from her principles and tips on decluttering. She became one of the best-selling authors for her book "KonMari" decluttering process.  Over...

Restaurant Equipment and Appliance Maintenance Tips

Looking for some ways on how to maintain your restaurant equipment and appliance tips?  Check out as we share some information on how to check and properly maintain them for...

Energy-Saving Tips for Cafes and Restaurants

As a business owner, it is one of your main responsibilities to find some energy-saving tips for cafes and restaurants! One of the highest problems recorded for high capital allocation...

Best Ways To Celebrate Deepavali in Singapore

Only a week from now, the Deepavali Festival will be celebrated here in the country.  We have recently shared tips on how to prepare for the celebration!  If you missed...

Microwave Oven Uses That Will Surprise You

The microwave oven has now become an essential part of every kitchen. It does a lot of amazing things about reheating and baking. With the changing ways of living, these...

Follow These Preparation Tips and Have A Great Deepavali Festival

Deepavali or Diwali Festival has probably been one of the best well-known Hindu celebrations. They deem it as the "Festival of Lights" to raise praises for the Goddess of Wealth...

How To Choose The Right Appliance Repair Specialists

Replacing appliances before their lifespan is up is not just costly. It’s time-consuming. Imagine, monitoring the market, waiting for a low price, choosing the right appliance, waiting for delivery, arranging...

Your repair's on us! Sign up to our newsletter

and get 20% off on your next transaction!

Do you need a technician now?

We can provide Same-day service if you call us early.