Energy efficiency is not a new subject, but it is a subject that has been debated for years in the Philippines. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the government are finally working side by side on energy efficiency. This means the push for clean, sustainable energy, and a more energy-efficient Philippines is finally happening.
It’s not just the government who are making steps to improve energy efficiency, too. The private sector is taking a more involved role in improving energy efficiency in households and businesses. On top of that, people – including households in Gen. Santos – are more involved than ever.
Philips to Make a Difference
Philips is one of the oldest companies in the country, operating in the region for more than 125 years. The company’s latest mission is to end light poverty and allow households in different parts of the Philippines enjoy affordable, efficient light for various activities. The push is being supported by other private companies as well as local governments.
The mission is to replace older tungsten-based lamps with energy-efficient LEDs while introducing the technology to more parts of the country. Replacing tungsten lamps with LED lights alone will help bring down energy consumption by 75%, simply because LEDs are that much more efficient. There is also no waiting time before the lights reach their optimum brightness. There is no excessive heat to deal with either.
Philips is also introducing its line of energy-efficient products and smart home appliances. Gensan households are already very familiar with energy-efficient tech, so don’t be surprised to see newer technologies – including Internet of Things or IoT, which allows for a truly smart home, to be adopted quickly.
An International Movement
Homeowners can learn so much from houses in the United States and Europe. The energy markets there are more developed, which means customers have more options for service providers and plans to choose from. There are even web applications designed to help customers find the most suitable energy plan based on their needs; the internet is helping users find more information on fee structures and ways to save.
These resources are worth using, as the tips and tricks for maximum energy efficiency are applicable to every household. Lowering the temperature of the air conditioner from 22°C to 25°C, for example, can help lower the cost of cooling a room by 15%. That’s a substantial amount of money waiting to be saved.
More Advancements to Come
The push towards a more energy-efficient Philippines, especially a more energy-efficient Gensan, is still at its early stage. That said, it is exciting to see households and community members assuming more active roles in achieving lower energy consumption.
It won’t be long before we start relying on clean energy and are efficient with our energy consumption. Solar panel products are starting to enter the market and more options of efficient appliances and technologies are becoming accessible. It is a development worth following and the GenSan News Online Mag will bring you the latest updates.