Buildings waste an average of 45% of the electrical energy they consume due to operational inefficiencies. (Energy Star 2010)
Our country in particular and the planet in general will feel much better if each of us was aware of its consumption by following the tips we will give below.
Energy Saving Tips
Tips with no cost
Turn down the brightness of your TV
Light display modes are not necessary and use a considerable amount of energy. Adjusting your TV's display settings will significantly reduce its energy consumption without compromising image quality.
Unplug devices when they are not in use
Many electronic devices continue to consume energy even when they are turned off. By unplugging devices and chargers when they are not in use, you avoid wasting and paying for this extra energy.
Cover windows in an air-conditioned room
The sunlight that passes through the windows heats your home and forces your air conditioner to operate harder. You can block this by keeping the curtains closed on sunny days.
Turn off lights when you step out of a room
In an average home, light accounts for about 25% of the cost of electricity. Turning off the lights when you're not in a room is a simple way to reduce your bill.
Clean the coils in your refrigerator
The coils in your refrigerator's condenser are used to transfer heat from the inside out of the unit. If the coils are dirty or dusty, the refrigerator will work harder and consume more electricity.
Make sure the refrigerator seal is tight
If your refrigerator seal doesn't work, your appliance may let out some of the cooled air it produces. This will lead your refrigerator to put in more effort and therefore consume more. You don't need to change your refrigerator for this, a technician can fix it.
Set your refrigerator temperature to 3 degrees Celsius
In most households, the refrigerator is the only thing that still works - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In an average home, it consumes more energy than all kitchen appliances. Ensuring it is not too cold will allow you to minimize the annual operating costs of the device.
Turn off the air conditioner if you're leaving for the day
This will save you energy and money and you can reactivate it when you return. Your home will cool down much faster than you think.
Wash laundry in cold water
About 90% of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat water. Unless your clothes have greasy stains, washing with cold water or lukewarm water will clean your clothes as efficiently.
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Track your electricity consumption with a power monitor
Want to know how much your energy-saving efforts pay off ? Power consumption monitors can provide you with real-time information on the amount of electricity consumed by your home, including daily calculations of your bill. This can be an additional motivation for you, your family or your employees to save. Our LSIM Power T-60 does the job to perfection
Choosing a television with good energy efficiency
Opt for light-emitting diode LCD TVs. TVs (LEDs) are even more efficient than standard LCD models, which are already very efficient. Avoid plasma TVs.
Clean or replace your air filters
Dirty air filters force your air conditioner to work harder to circulate air. By cleaning or replacing these filters, you can reduce your cooling system's energy consumption by up to 15%.
Use energy-efficient light bulbs
Incandescent bulbs, despite their low initial price, are expensive to use and replace. Compact fluorescent bulbs use about 75% less energy and last six times longer, saving you on bills and installation costs. Halogen bulbs and LEDs also provide high-quality light using less energy than incandescent bulbs. LEDs are more efficient, durable and versatile than other lamps. They emit light in a specific direction. We advise you to use them when you need to focus the light on a particular surface such as the kitchen or reading area.
Light up your work surfaces
Hanging bulbs can illuminate a space, but often produce more light than necessary. Using a kitchen counter when cooking or a small lamp to read brings better light to the task at hand and saves energy. The strategy of using fewer, brighter and more targeted lamps in specific areas is called "task lighting." It is widely used in recent facilities that want to meet energy efficiency standards.
Use Time Modules
It is difficult to remember to turn off lights and other devices when they are not in use. The time modules work automatically to allow you to achieve maximum savings on your electricity bill without any extra effort. They control the electricity of the sockets according to a previously defined programming. On top of that, our DINA Timer Clock Modules allow you to reprogram your equipment and control it locally without the Internet via your smartphone.