Reducing energy consumption is good for both your wallet and the environment. Indeed, it is possible to do it, you just have to take into consideration some issues.
Use LED bulbs: LED bulbs are more efficient and longer lasting than incandescent bulbs. In addition, they consume less energy, so they can help you save money on your electricity bill.
Disconnect appliances: Appliances and electronics consume energy even when not in use. Unplug devices you’re not using, and use power strips with switches to unplug multiple devices at once.
Take advantage of natural light: Use natural light as much as possible, open the curtains or blinds to allow natural light to enter. If you need to use artificial light, make sure you turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.
Use efficient appliances: High energy efficient appliances can significantly reduce your energy use. Look for energy efficiency labels when buying appliances and opt for those that are more efficient.
Adjust the temperature of your home: Adjust the temperature of your home according to the seasons of the year. In winter, reduce the thermostat temperature to 18-20°C during the day and 15-17°C at night. In summer, raise the thermostat temperature to 25-26°C.
Use ceiling fans: Ceiling fans can help you save energy in the summer by providing a cooling breeze instead of using air conditioning.
Wash clothes in cold water: Most of the energy used by the washing machine goes to heating the water. Wash your clothes in cold water and use cold wash programs to save energy.
Keep your appliances clean and well maintained: Appliances and machines that are not in good condition can consume more energy than necessary. Clean your appliances regularly and do periodic maintenance.
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