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Energy saving: tips for reducing consumption and lowering the costs of the electricity bill. Consuming less electricity is possible and today we will tell you how.
It is never too late to think about the energy saving in home! In this regard we will give you a series of useful tips for reduce electricity consumption and consequently the costs reflected in the electricity bill.
Energy efficiency class and supplier
The first rule concerns the purchase of new appliances. Choose those with low consumption, with an energy class A + or higher. Before buying an appliance, be sure to read the energy label and if you have to buy a computer, pay attention to the Energy star certification. The second rule concerns your supplier: have you compared the different offers of electricity on the market? Yes, it is true that to lower the costs in the bill it is necessary to reduce consumption, but even better if your supplier makes you a cheap rate.
How to save electricity
How to save electricity seems to be the challenge of the moment. Consume less electricityit is a duty towards the environment and also towards our portfolios. There are no more excuses: by now it is a subject so much debated that one cannot remain indifferent. The energy saving it is good for the environment and is also good for the domestic economy, so much so that at the end of the year it is possible to make an absolutely positive balance.
Saving electricity with lighting
In addition to the energy class, you must evaluate the power of the light bulbs you have at home. Choose it according to real needs.
The positioning of the bulbs also plays a fundamental role: 4 light points of a few watts in the corners of the room produce more lighting than a central lamp with greater absorption.
The chandelier must not have screens with ceiling lights or wall lights, such a solution is plausible to furnish a bedroom or the relaxation area of the house, but it is not recommended in the kitchen, study or areas where more light is desired.
Prefer clear surfaces or surfaces that refract light such as aluminum. Yes to mirrors and reflective surfaces! And if you have places where you occasionally pass, insert a timer or sensor ignition: nowadays sensor lights are cheap and offer high comfort.
Periodically remember to dust the bulbs, otherwise you could lose up to 1/3 of the efficiency. Don't forget that sunlight is given to us so place tables and workstations near well-lit windows or areas of the house, avoiding obscuring them with heavy curtains.
Choose LED bulbs, they have now become accessible to everyone and guarantee truly negligible consumption.
Energy saving with appliances
Check the energy class of each individual appliance and choose the ones sized according to real needs.
Stoves and fridge must be placed away. Better to place the fridge in the cooler corner of the kitchen, avoiding built-in systems and leaving adequate space for ventilation with respect to the wall. The ideal temperature inside the fridge is between 3 and 5 ° and also avoid adding hot food. Choose a refrigerator with inverter technology: quieter and more economical!
What about washing machines and dishwashers? These two appliances should only be used when fully loaded. The "half load" function does not mean half consumption! The preferred time generally covers the following time slots: from 19 to 7 in the morning or at the weekend. Yes, even the time slots have a great impact on consumption and costs in the bill. Avoid the pre-wash and the dryer: like the sun, the air is also given to us.
When to use appliances to save electricity
Also in this case the consumer is called to a more careful use of household appliances. Save on your bill you can, just use a little common sense.
Everyone knows that energy does not have the same cost throughout the day. Find out about the type of tariff and the time slots of your energy supplier. There are generally 3 time slots: the first, from 8 to 19, is the one during which energy has a higher cost.
The second, from 7 pm to 11 pm, is the one during which energy has an average cost. The third time slot, that is, from 11pm to 7am is the cheapest, during this juncture the energy costs much less.
If you are wondering when to use the washing machine, dishwasher, electric water heater or electric oven, the answer is simple: during the third period, ie after 11pm. The ideal would be to keep the appliances switched on separately. For example, you can start the dishwasher and program the start of the washing cycle as soon as the dishwasher cycle ends.
If you are afraid of the cost of the water heater, you can read the guide: how to save energy with the water heater.