With the coronavirus crisis, people are consuming a lot more energy at home. This becomes an increase in electricity bills and makes it much more difficult for us to save energy. That’s why we’re going to give you some tricks so you know how to save energy in winter.
Adjust the power of your bill
This is a way to save on electricity bills, because with the weight of the fixed part on the bill, reducing energy consumption becomes somewhat less relevant in terms of savings. That is, the contracted power, which is a fixed cost that will be higher the higher the power.
To calculate the power you need to have contracted, you can add the power of those devices that work, normally, at the same time.
Check the fare type
You can set a fee with or without time discrimination. In the first case, the cost of electricity is cheaper during certain hours of the day. Maybe, if you’re home all day, this isn’t a good option. But, if you consume more than 30% of the energy on the same schedule, it might be interesting.
Don’t leave anything in stand-by
This is what we’ve talked to you about in other posts. If you leave the electronics with the pylotum on: TV, coffee maker, computer… they keep consuming. Similarly, the mobile charger consumes power when plugged in but not in use.
If we were to turn off, in a home, all the appliances that stay in stand-by, we would be able to save up to 10% in light on an annual basis.
Wash with cold water
This is a matter of logic. Washing machine programs that operate at low temperatures consume much less than those that have to heat water. In fact, you can save up to 50% energy.
Controlling the use of heating
First, the type of heaters that use resistors are always less efficient. Therefore, it is better to use other types of heating. In addition, the temperature should be adjusted to a reasonable level of about 21oC, just as controlling the rooms to be heated, so that the heat is not lost unnecessarily.
Closing doors and windows is essential to save while keeping our house warm in winter.
Use energy-efficient light bulbs
In winter, we’re many more hours with the light on. Especially this year. Therefore, using energy-efficient bulbs can be a huge energy saving. These bulbs have a higher starting price. But finally, they manage to last up to 12 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Turn off the lights
And it is that, leaving the lights on is the daily bread of many in our houses. Therefore, the simple gesture of turning off the switch when you leave the room is going to save you great.
Switch to solar energy
And of course, the best way to save on your electricity bill is to switch to photovoltaic energy. With solar panels, you’ll save more than 70% on your bills.
In addition, it is a sustainable alternative that will allow you to be greener and save all year round.
If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us and we will solve all your doubts. We’re waiting for you!