With the beginning of the year, the possibility of increasing the electricity bill of our homes, but saving energy is important not only because it affects our pocket, but because greater consumption affects the environment. Here are some tips to be more sustainable and save, spending less electricity:
The house lights
Turn off the lights you don’t use. It’s easy to get used to turning off the light when you leave a room. Use energy-saving lamps that consume a fifth of the energy of an incandescent and remember that when it doesn’t work anymore, you have to take them to a specific collection and recycling point for this type of lamp. If possible, use LED lamps. They consume one tenth of an incandescent lamp and last up to 500 times longer. With the best Electricity Plans the utility will be perfect also.
Turn off the computer at night. Do not leave it on or in standby. You don’t have to leave your mobile phone charging all night. With a few hours is enough. Unplug the artifacts you are not using. 8% of the electricity in your home is consumed by stand-by devices. This is what is known as vampire consumption. Lowering the brightness of the TV screen reduces consumption by 30% to 50%.
Buy appliances with energy efficiency label class A. Open the refrigerator as little as possible, regulate the thermostat at an intermediate temperature and distribute the food evenly. Defrost food in advance, passing it from the freezer to the refrigerator. In this way you save energy since they bring cold to the rest of the food delaying the start of the engine.
Lower heater temperature
Often, manufacturers set the average water temperature at about 60 degrees Celsius, which is hot enough to burn you, lowering the temperature to about 40 degrees and regulating it with cold water to scrub or shower. You’ll notice how you save energy and money. Use the washing machine when it is full and wash with cold water. Modern detergents are formulated to remove dirt from clothing even in cold water.
Improve your habits
Take short showers. The saving is double: water and energy. Ventilate the house in winter during the hottest hours and with the heating off. Place the thermostat at 20 degrees. It is preferable to warm up a little to raise the temperature.
Set the heating to turn on only when you are at home.
According to data from the National Energy Council, on average Salvadoran families consume 9% of their electricity bill in lighting, 45% in the use of various appliances and 37.5% in refrigeration. Therefore, since 2007 we seek to raise awareness among Salvadorans about how to efficiently use electric energy to benefit the environment and the family economy.
Energy efficiency aims to reduce energy consumption to reduce costs and promote economic and environmental sustainability. Therefore, after the recent commemoration of the International Day of Energy Efficiency, we highlight some tips to raise awareness among the Salvadoran population about the importance of using the electrical resource properly.
Change the common bulbs for some saver
Spotlights with efficient lighting can save up to 60% compared to traditional ones and last up to 10 times longer. With this measure, the energy consumption recorded in the monthly bill is significantly reduced.