Now that the Government has been saver on the roads, is not bad time to give a little on the subject of domestic savings, particularly in what refers to cut the electricity bill.
A little technology that we are, our home is inhabited by tens of electrical devices that you consume your daily ration of Watts. In this special we will do a small review with Tips to avoid that this diet is greater than is strictly necessary.
Major appliances and appliances
What better way to start than devices that consume more electricity at home with difference: those of white line. Refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers or ovens are authentic specialists in drinking outlets. In this segment, there are no councils that are not of common sense. In the case of the refrigerators, We can cite the following:
- Keep them open the less possible time
- Avoid to work indoors or in places where they are exposed to excessive heat.
- Do not introduce hot foods in the refrigerator. Wait for it to cool before
- Periodically clean the freezer to prevent ice from collecting
Mention apart household appliances that generate heat such as ovens, electric radiators, clothes irons or hairdryers. They all consume large amounts of energy, so it is better always use with moderation, keep them as clean as possible and disconnect them several minutes before stop using them to take advantage of residual heat.
As far as washing machines and dishwashers are concerned, the tips for a greener use are:
- Wait until you are filled to be used
- Try other wash cycles shorter to avoid excessive hours of use.
- If possible, wash with cold water
Also white line, although not exclusive kitchen are air conditioning systems. Apart from not put them at the top, the only way to save energy with these junk is to have the House better insulated as possible from heat in summer and cold in winter. Sometimes, it is enough to put insulation in windows and under doors, or keep the blinds closed as far as possible to avoid having to rely both on the.
Regardless of these tips, you should ponder the purchase of an appliance of low consumption. Washing machines, refrigerators and dishwashers in Class A (less users) tend to be much more expensive, but consume about 40% less in the average annual bill. In other words, in three or four years will have repaid the cost overrun that led us to buy them and, generally, the appliances are purchased so they last for a few years in the home.
Apart from entering the class A energy efficiency, always it is good to look at consumption in Watts of the household as one more feature to compare. There are brands that develop specific technologies to further reduce consumption which, though expensive, are always welcome.
Lighting, bulbs & LED
He is considered that enlightenment can come to be between 15% and 30% of home electricity bills. This ratio varies depending on the light that is the place where we live and, therefore, the amount of natural light that we can take advantage of.
The most effective advice we can give in lighting seems the typical advice of mother, but it is true: turn off the lights when you go out of a room. In this sense is said to be some bulbs better leaving them on because they consume much more energy in the process of light. This consumption peak is actually so short that it is still better to turn it off, unless we are going to return in a few seconds.
If we are forgetful branch, we can buy some new light bulbs already incorporating their own presence detector to be activated or deactivated automatically. This type of light bulbs are ideal for traffic areas like hallways or halls or bathrooms.
The second obvious advice is to change old incandescent bulbs by low consumption or LED bulbs as soon as possible. The installation of these items reduces the part consumption lighting up to 80%.
Computers, televisions and electronic equipment
The appliances and lights we arrived to the salon, where the computer, television, or desktop consoles are the masters of consumption. According to data from the Ministry of industry, the TV beats computers in power consumption, reaching peaks of up to 13% of global electricity consumption. In reality this figure is due more to the vast park that still exists of old televisions and in many homes used more the TV to the computer.
Little thing can do to lower your electric bill on the TV apart from not turning if you are not going to see anything concrete. If we are going to change device, the new LED TVs promise savings up to 40% on the traditional.
As for the computer, it all depends on what type of equipment is. The big desktops consume much more electricity than, for example, a laptop. In this sense, apart from having assets operating system energy saving systems, it does no harm to turn off screen directly when us absent awhile.
With respect to other devices, entering the long discussion of the standby or standby consumption that is generated when the device enters mode. Some coding that spending around 100 euros per year in the electricity bill. In many cases it need not be as pronounced. Here, the ideal is to get us to shut down the computer completely.
If we have many gossips, terminals and devices that allow connecting several devices and turn off in block are a good help. The truth is that the subject of the energy saving at home It is an endless topic that can reportanos, for a change, cheers on the electricity bill. In saving journal you have many more tips in depth on how to trim Watts. Luck with the scissors.
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