Light under control
There are a lot of light bulbs in every house, so you should know how to light up your home to make it economical. The easiest way is to remember to turn off the lights when leaving an empty room. But you should be aware that an energy-saving bulb consumes a lot of light every time you turn it on, so switching it on and off is more uneconomical – explain specialists from the Cognitive Services Accounting Office. As a result, you should not turn on energy-saving light bulbs in rooms where the light is rarely or for a few moments on. It is worth remembering to adjust the lighting to your needs. This applies, for example, to spot lighting, which should be replaced by bulbs suspended from the ceiling.
2. skilful use of household appliances
The sensible use of any energy-powered household appliance is the key to success. Above all, do not turn on these appliances if they are not completely filled. Washing a few T-shirts or washing 4 plates in the machine is not the goal. What’s more, it’s also worth getting to know the programs available in the devices; manufacturers are increasingly offering eco programs that both care about the environment and save money. It is also worth taking a closer look at the use of small household appliances, such as electric kettles. Many people pour full water every time they cook, and then use only one glass of boiling water. You can then invest in a smaller kettle or prepare more tea at once and store it in a thermos.
3. sensible cooking with a gas cooker
By changing bad habits while using the stove, you can reduce gas consumption. Remember to choose the right cooker for the size of the burner. If the cooker and the flame have a similar diameter, the heat is used optimally. It is advisable to buy pots with several layers of bottoms, they heat up longer, but also keep warm longer. You should also cover the pots while cooking. It is also important to decalcify the kettles regularly, because limescale requires more heat to boil the water. It is also important to ensure that the burners are cleaned regularly. When they are dirty, gas consumption increases.
4. using the heating properly
With a few simple tips, you can reduce heating costs by up to 40%. Specialists from the Cognitive Services Accounting Office advise on what to keep in mind, namely:
Checking and cleaning the heating system once a year;
Checking whether radiators are not aired, because the air in radiators causes heating costs to increase by as much as 10%;
in radiators causes heating costs to rise by up to 10%; lowering the temperature in radiators by leaving;
skillful ventilation of the apartment, not too long – preferably twice a day, but intensely, for about 5 minutes, while necessarily closing the thermostatic valves on the radiators, in this way only bad air will be removed, not heat in the walls;
sealing of windows and doors;
If the roller shutters are closed at night, the heat loss can be reduced by 4-5%;
taking care that the radiators and their thermostatic valves are not covered by casings, furniture, curtains, then even 20% of energy is lost.
5) Saving water does not necessarily mean reducing the frequency of washing.
Starting to save water, you should first of all eliminate leaking appliances, because leaking toilet flushes and leaking batteries are a big loss of water and additional costs. A cistern can leak 50 liters or more of water a day, or even 30 liters of water from a leaking tap. A good solution is also to install touchless faucets on washbasins. They can reduce water consumption from 50% to even 80%, then water flows only when we put our hands under them and stops when we put them away.
Light under control