Despite what it may seem, saving energy in summer is quite easy. In today’s post we will give you some tips that will be very useful to avoid wasting energy. Let’s make a sustainable consumption!
Understand the temperature of your home and don’t overdo it with the air conditioning.
When you get home after having been out on the street, the most normal thing is to be overheated, so our instinct is to turn on the air and lower the temperature. Well, we tell you that doing that is a complete mistake. By turning the air on at a low temperature you will be wasting a lot of energy, so the best solution is to understand the temperature in your home, acclimatise yourself to it and lower the temperature a few degrees to feel the sensation of coolness. In fact, the Institute for Energy Saving and Diversification recommends a temperature of between 24 and 26 degrees in summer.
Maintain your electrical appliances properly
As with industrial machinery, the best conditions of the machines guarantee greater energy efficiency. We recommend good maintenance and cleaning of electrical appliances that are most used in summer, such as air conditioners or refrigerators, so that the appliance does not have to work as hard to operate and therefore consumes less electricity.
Choose your windows and blinds wisely
If 5 minutes after switching off the air conditioning and with the windows closed the coolness has gone, it means that your house is not well insulated. To save energy in summer it is important to have windows and shutters that contribute to thermal insulation, which is synonymous with savings.
Always choose energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
Thanks to the labelling of household appliances, when we are going to choose the one we want to buy, we should always look at its energy efficiency. This will help us to reduce our electricity consumption and achieve greater efficiency, regardless of the time of year. The same applies to lighting: it is advisable to replace incandescent or halogen bulbs with energy-saving LEDs.
We hope you find our tips useful, if you want to know more about energy saving and self-consumption, check out the many other posts on our blog!