Energy saving tips are not just about saving money,
it is also a real contribution to reducing your carbon footprint and therefore a personal contribution to stopping the climate crisis.
How much does the climate cost:
The production of kWh of electricity in coal and gas-fired power stations uses between 300 and 1,000 grams of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. If electricity is used intelligently, each household can save up to 1,000 kWh of electricity and a tangible amount of money per year.
For the climate and our planet, hundreds of kilograms of carbon dioxide won’t be released into the atmosphere. If we calculate for all flats and houses in our country – tens of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
And that’s just electricity. And then there is water and heat.
Top 11 energy-saving tips heat, electricity, and water
1 Switch to LED lighting
In addition to the economic benefits, it is also climate-friendly. Incandescent bulbs are made of glass, tungsten, and aluminum. They burn out faster, which requires significant resources to produce, not to mention their negative impact on the environment and the climate.
1. Use dimmers
Dimmers are devices for adjusting the brightness of electrical lighting devices.
2. Buy energy-efficient appliances
Efficient appliances are an important part of saving money. The best appliances are class A, A+, and A++. By replacing old appliances, you can reduce your costs and emissions by up to 40%
3. Using the electric cooker wisely
In addition to buying a Class A cooker, you can also save energy without losing comfort. For example, 10 minutes before a meal is ready, you can switch off the hob. While the hob is cooling down, your food is ready to cook without using too much energy.
4. Electric kettle of the right capacity
If one or two people live in the flat, you can consider the minimum capacity of the kettle, which will be enough for you. Needless to say, it is equally important to heat just the right amount of water.
5. Use a thermos
You can use a thermos flask to brew your tea every time you pour a fresh, hot beverage into a mug throughout the day. This will cut the heating of the water and switching on the kettle by more than 300%
6. Selecting and operating a washing machine
A high-energy class will help you save up to 50% water. A full load results in better savings of resources
7. Install heat regulators
You can install heating regulators on the radiators in your flat. With the regulators, you will be able to choose the temperature in your flat yourself.
8. Insulate your flat
It doesn’t take much effort or money. The more expensive ways – replacing normal windows with double glazing (preferably not PVC) and others – will pay off in warmth and comfort.
9.Install nozzles on taps
These simple gadgets allow you to control water pressure and consumption and make it easier to use your taps.
10. Shower with an aerator
These are similar to faucet nozzles that allow you to use less water without affecting the water supply’s quality.
11. Change your habits
Showering is more eco-friendly than taking a bath, but if you do take a shower, don’t run it for hours. Turn it off when you don’t need it: when washing your face, brushing your teeth, shaving, or applying make-up.
Controlling your monthly rent is a nice bonus, and being smart about your consumption is your personal achievement in preserving our planet for our children’s future.