Tips for saving energy
Find and eliminate energy thieves in your everyday life!
Here the expression “all streams small” is very good. You’ve probably already fixed some, but we think you’ll find at least one new way to save energy. By going through your energy use, you will also get a better look at your actual energy needs.
Maybe you are thinking about electricity consumption, different heating systems or how much you earn from parking the car and cycling instead? No questions are wrong, all questions are relevant.
How do you use your energy?
Generally, around half of household energy is used for heating and one quarter each for hot water and household electricity. You can influence use through your behavior without losing comfort. New technology can also save a lot of energy. Here are some tips on what you can do to reduce the total amount of energy you use:
Check the window moldings for the winter season.
- Have blankets in front when it’s time for autumn and winter moss.
- Regularly check your indoor temperature, 21 degrees is a good guideline.
- Prefer not to place furniture in front of elements and let the sun come in during the winter to warm up your home.
- Make conscious choices when you shop, then global energy consumption will be reduced.
- The energy-saving round begins in your home
- Our kitchens are equipped with many electrical appliances, always buy the most energy-efficient product – you will benefit in the long run. Induction cookers are more efficient than other cookers. A modern A-class dishwasher can wash a full machine with 10-15 liters of water if you wash the equivalent amount under running water, it goes for more than 100 liters.
- Always fill the dishwasher completely and use eco programs if possible
- If you wash by hand – use a rinsing tub.
- Defrost! A lot of ice in the freezer increases the use of electricity.
- Set the right temperature in both the fridge and freezer, +4 ° C to +8 ° C in the fridge and -18 ° C in the freezer. For every degree cooler, energy use increases by about 5%. Use lids when cooking. Thaw frozen food in the fridge, then the energy is reused. Eat together when the food is hot.
- In the living room, TVs and other home electronics demand power. Apparatus manufactured before 2011 draws significantly more electricity in standby mode compared to new appliances. Do you want to know how much electricity your appliances use? Borrow an electricity meter from your energy consultant.
- Feel about chargers and transformers, they feel warm so they draw electricity.
- Turn off TV and unused appliances.
- Use the same branch outlet for multiple appliances, then you can easily switch off all with a single button.
- Washing and drying clothes can be a real energy thief. The following tips can help you save energy:
- Always fill the washing machine
- Use the washing machine’s saving program or low temperature without pre-washing when you have lightly soiled laundry. It can cut energy use by half.
- Air-dry the laundry, preferably outdoors, instead of using dryers and dryers, your clothes last longer and you save energy.
- Buy energy-efficient machines with energy class A – A +++
- A large part of the hot water that is consumed in a household is used in the bathroom. With simple steps, you can reduce usage.
Enjoy short energizing showers where you turn off the water while you shampoo and soapy. Make sure you have a nice soft towel to look forward to after the shower.
- Change to low-flush shower nozzles and mixers with energy-saving function. It can help you reduce water use by up to 40 percent.
- Change gasket in dripping taps directly.
- Cycling gives energy and everyday exercise, just like taking stairs instead of the elevator! You not only save energy, you stay healthy as well. Traveling collectively gives you the opportunity to do other things during the trip, take an extra break, enjoy a good book or prepare for your workday. But for those who still have to use the car, we have gathered some tips here:
- Regular service is good, a prosperous engine reduces fuel consumption
- Remove any unused accessories: roof rack, ski box or bike rack. It saves fuel.
- Take the habit of unloading the car, do not drive around with extra weight unnecessarily.
- Choose energy-labeled tires and always have the right pressure. By replacing your old tires with new ones with the highest energy class, you can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 10 percent.
- Use the engine heater, preferably connected to a timer, to heat the engine before starting. Keep it switched on for 1.5 hours if it is cooler than -15 ° C and 30 minutes at zero.
- Run ecofriendly! Why not book yourself into a course in frugal driving at the driving school? You can save ten percent.
- Change to an electric car or car with renewable fuel and substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions