Save electrical energy. You surely hear this sentence everywhere. Electrical energy is essential for our everyday functioning, it has become a part of modern life, but its consumption can be costly and adversely affect the environment.
It's very important to realize that even a small step can contribute to reducing energy consumption and thus saving costs and protecting the environment.
We bring you a few tips for each of us, how you can start today.
1. Using energy-saving or LED bulbs
Mr. Edison, thank you for bringing an amazing invention called a light bulb, but development is still going forward and we have energy-saving or LED bulbs, which consume up to 80% less energy and last up to 25 times longer. Next time you buy bulbs, remember our advice.
2. Turn off appliances and electronics if you are not currently using them.
Many appliances still consume energy even when we are not using them, so it is very important to unplug them. For example, kitchen appliances – plug them in only during use. You can also use switches on outlets to turn off appliances that are not currently in use.
3. Use natural daylight instead of artificial.
Mother Nature has arranged it so that we have enough light during the day for normal activities. The motto is – don't light up until you have to.
4. Regulate the temperature in rooms that are not currently in use.
If you are not currently in the room, lower the thermostat on the radiator. It can be beneficial for saving energy and reducing heating costs. This can also be achieved with programmable thermostats, which allow you to set different temperatures for different times throughout the day. We also recommend closing doors and windows in unused rooms and stopping heating in them to prevent heat loss.
5. Use automatic motion light.
There is nothing simpler than having a light with a motion sensor at home. We have placed such in the bathroom and toilet. When you are not in the room, it automatically turns off.
6. Don't turn on the washing machine or dishwasher half empty
When you go to wash, fill the washing machine to the brim. You will wash more laundry for the same price as if you turned on a half-empty washing machine. The same applies to the dishwasher.
7. Choose appliances with lower energy consumption and higher energy class.
If you are going to buy appliances, think about their energy classes. For example, a fridge. Did you know that a fridge with an A+++ energy efficiency class consumes up to 75% less energy than a G class fridge? Similar differences can be found in the washing machine, dishwasher, or TV. It is true that these appliances are often more expensive, but in the end, the money will be returned to you in the form of savings on electrical energy.
8. Use a low-flow shower head.
The water we shower with has to be heated, consuming electrical energy. By changing the shower head to a saving one, we can reduce this consumption. Shorter showering will also have an effect on consumption ☺.
9. Use a laundry line or rack instead of a dryer.
Every appliance is an energy glutton. Why use a dryer when you can hang your laundry on a rack? Moreover, with the evaporation of water, the humidity in the house increases and you do not have to turn on another appliance such as a humidifier. Good deal, right?
It's important to realize that even small steps can make a change. We've written down 9 tips for you on how and where to save electrical energy. We've left the tenth tip for you. We'll be happy if you write to us on our Instagram profile, what tip you have for us.