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  • All of us our work in two ways- some of us work with our hands, and some others take help of certain things. These things help us to do our work in better way.

  • Anything that aids you in doing work is known as an equipment. Some of these equipments need electricity to operate and some do not. There are two types of equipments

    • Electrical

    • Non-electrical

Image of Household Equipments

Image of Household Equipments

Correct Use Household Equipments

  • The use of an equipment is, no doubt, beneficial for everyone in terms of the time, labour and energy that are saved but at the same time, there are a few precautions everyone must observe while using it. This will ensure you a long trouble- free service from that equipment.

  • Read the instructions given with the equipment and follow them strictly.

  • See that wire and plugs of all electrical equipment are in proper order and there is no leakage of electricity. Remove the plug before cleaning an equipment to cut off the power supply.

  • Keep all electrical away from water taps. Do not wash these equipments with water unless the instructions say so.

Conservation of Fuel, Electricity and Water

So far you have learnt how to select household equipment and their use. Now, you need to know about conserving important resources like electricity, fuel and water as their supply is very limited.

  • Fuel

  • Electricity

  • Water

Methods for Conserving Water

  • Water used for washing clothes can be used for cleaning and mopping floors in house especially the staircase and verandah.

  • Water used for washing fruits and vegetables can be used for watering plants in the garden.

  • Bathing from water filled in a bucket consumes less water as compared to a shower bath.

  • Take water in a vessel for washing fruits and vegetables rather washing them under running water.

  • While brushing your teeth or washing face take water in a mug, rather than using a running tap.

  • Using a bucket and mug for watering the plants and washing your car instead of using a pipe.

  • While filling the water cooler, do stand there, otherwise the water will over flow.

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