Temperatures have been soaring, and, according to the Indian Meteorological Department, the summer is bound to be much harsher this year. With increased temperatures comes increased energy consumption and inflated electricity bills. Unplug electric appliances when not in use: By keeping your laptop or mobile chargers plugged in when you are not using them, you are wasting electricity. Electronic appliances also generate heat, when plugged in, thus by unplugging them, you will also be able to reduce the heat generated. So turn off and unplug all electrical appliances when not in use.
Image: A worker takes a bath from the water of a bore pump on a hot summer day in Gurgaon. The summer has just started, but the temperatures have already hit 40 degrees in many places. Coconut water is also a good drink during the summer – it provides instant energy and helps replace lost electrolytes such as sodium and potassium.