Making energy savings is essential to reduce consumption budget. Simple actions help to act positively on the planet and on your wallet. To help you out, here is a list of 10 tips for reducing the price of your bills.
1. Choosing the right household appliances
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2: Properly place and maintain your appliance
Also know that the location of your devices is strategic. If you have a cellar or a garage, place your freezer there, the temperature differences can indeed affect its consumption. The same goes for your fridge, which you can hardly store in the cellar for many practical reasons. In your kitchen, therefore, avoid placing your cold devices near heat sources such as the dishwasher, oven, radiator or even your hotplate.
3: The cooking plates
You are well aware that there are different types of hob: glass ceramic, induction, gas or even, and very often, electric. You don’t necessarily have the choice, if you are a tenant it is complicated to change your hob, but be aware that there are mobile plates. If you use a board / plate system to cover your electric hob, you can use it as a worktop and use a movable plate.
4: Dishwasher against dishes by hand
Some will agree, others will not, but your bill will decide. If you have room for a dishwasher then go ahead, choosing it well according to its energy class, of course. Note that using a dishwasher uses less water than doing your dishes by hand. In addition, you will save time.
5: A good washing machine and no dryer
Samsung has created 2 super economical models of air bubble washing machines : Eco Bubble. These somewhat magical machines can save you up to 70% on your energy consumption. Indeed, they are equipped with a system which injects air and which allows the detergent to dissolve and act 40 times faster.
6: Use an electric programmer
Invest a few euros in an electrical programmer which will save you money in the long run. Especially since it is not very expensive, if you benefit from the off-peak hours system, consider using them. If you are in an apartment, still avoid running your washing machine at 1 am or find out about your neighbors’ schedules, if they work at night, take advantage of it. With the programmers you can program them at any time and also on any day.
7: Change your bulbs
A simple gesture: change your bulbs. By opting for low consumption bulbs or LED you will make remarkable savings. Two good reasons to change them: they last 3 times longer, you will change them less often and in addition, they consume 3 times less.
8: Shower against bath
Like using a dishwasher, you will save a lot of money by choosing to take a shower instead of a bath. In fact, you will be using up to 70% less water . A bath after a hard winter’s day does you the greatest good but digs your wallet, so choose well to consume smart.
9: Choose your heating
Before talking about heating, if you have a maintained fireplace , consider using it. It will produce diffused heat for a long time, remember to maintain it well so as not to risk any accident. You can however supplement with heaters in your other rooms because depending on your surface, the fireplace will not heat everything. Like a fireplace, there is the wood stove which is a very ecological system . By adding a heat recovery unit, you will save money on your heating.
10: Avoid electrical appliances watches
Electrical appliances on standby can account for up to 15% of your electric bill because they simply continue to use energy. Be aware that a turned off computer also consumes it. To avoid this overconsumption, three solutions are available to you:
- The electrical programmer we told you about above,
- Unplug your devices,
- Use a power strip with an integrated switch.
The last solution is the most practical and the most adequate, you no longer need to unplug each outlet, just a small button to press so that your devices are switched off and do not consume.