Inflation in Russia is breaking all records. Prices are growing by leaps and bounds, and not only for food, but also for utilities. And in this regard, the question of how to save on bills is becoming more relevant than ever. And today we will tell you about several ways to reduce energy consumption at home in order to pay less for light than before. So, here are five top tips.
We suggest you start saving energy with consumer electronics. There are many ways to improve the energy efficiency of a product by changing the way it is used. Take a laptop, for example. Leaving your laptop plugged in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is a surefire way to boost your electricity bill. Keep your laptop running on battery power and plug it in only when it’s completely discharged.
Nowadays, almost all manufacturers of household appliances indicate which energy efficiency class their products belong to. While highly rated devices (A, A +, A ++) may cost a little more, they will ultimately help you save a lot in the long run. This is especially important for devices that consume a lot of power and have a long lifespan. These include refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and air conditioners.
Yes, TVs, game consoles and set-top boxes have what are called standby modes. But do not think that by pressing a button on the remote control you completely turn off the device and it does not consume energy. In fact, when we turn off, for example, the same TV with a button on the remote control, we just put it into sleep mode and in this state it can consume about 25 watts per day, or even more. The same goes for set-top boxes, game consoles, computers, timer-controlled household appliances, a kettle, and even chargers left in an outlet. The best solution in this case would be to disconnect unused devices from the network. However, sometimes it is physically difficult to disconnect a device from the outlet, and in this case, the so-called «smart» sockets will come to the rescue, which you can control directly from your smartphone.
Who does not remember these posters «When you leave, turn off the light»? In fact, turning off the lights when you leave a room is a good habit that will save your budget. It is also worth considering what kind of light bulbs you are using. Ditch old incandescent bulbs in favor of energy efficient bulbs.
This applies to appliances such as a dishwasher and washing machine. Many of us are accustomed to running the dishwasher, even if it is less than half full, or washing only two T-shirts in the machine, but with this approach, the electricity consumption in the house will be noticeably higher.
It must be admitted that many of these tips will not magically reduce energy consumption if you only follow them from time to time. Put all our tips into practice every day and then at the end of the month you will notice that your light bill has become less.