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You want to reduce your electricity bills - make the most of your electricity at home!
Carefully read the instruction manual for the household appliances!
1. Use energy efficient appliances:
• Household appliances have special class A to G marking;
• class "A ++" - the most energy-efficient;
• "A +", "A", "B", "C", "D", "G" are less energy efficient;
• By purchasing “A” or “A +” household appliances, you will reduce electricity consumption by 30-50%, even compared to “B” class appliances.
• Example: Class A refrigerators consume an average of 0.9 kWh per day, and Class C refrigerators consume about 1.45 kWh. Thus, by purchasing a Class A refrigerator, you will reduce electricity consumption per year by 200 kWh and, as a result, save your budget.
2. Use energy-saving lamps:
• By installing energy-saving lamps in your home, you reduce electricity consumption;
• energy-saving lamps serve 5-8 times longer than conventional incandescent lamps;
• the cost of purchasing energy-saving lamps will pay off in less than a year;
• By installing light regulators and sensors that automatically turn the lights on and off when a person appears, you will also reduce electricity consumption.
3. Operate the refrigerator correctly:
• do not place the refrigerator near the gas stove or heating appliances;
• do not place the refrigerator in a place where there is direct sunlight;
• do not place hot food in the refrigerator;
• adhere to the optimum temperature in the room - 18-20 degrees (in a room where the temperature reaches 30 degrees heat, the refrigerator consumes twice as much electricity);
• defrost the refrigerator according to the operating instructions;
• control the temperature in the refrigerator - the lower the temperature, the more electricity you need to maintain it. The optimum temperature in the refrigerator is + 6 .. + 7 ° C, in the freezer compartment is -18 ° C. See the refrigerator operating instructions.
4. Use washing machines and dishwashers in full load mode:
• if the washing machine or dishwasher is not fully loaded, the power consumption will be 10-15%.
5. Clean the vacuum cleaner on time:
• a dust-filled bag for one-third increases electricity consumption by 40%.
6. Operate the cooker properly:
• use flat-bottomed cookware with a diameter equal to or slightly larger than the stovetop - you save 5-10% on electricity;
• keep in mind that the cooker continues to give off heat after switching off.
7. Turn off appliances that you do not use:
• turn off the light when leaving the room;
• do not leave electrical appliances "in sleep".
• Example: Standby TVs consume about 9 kWh per month;
• music centers - an average of 8 kWh;
• DVD players - 4 kWh;
• computers - 3.6 kWh.
• The total standby power consumption ("sleep") of the household appliances can reach 350-400 kWh per year.
8. Properly operate the air conditioner:
• switch on the air conditioner only with the windows and doors closed.
9. Operate the kettle correctly:
• boil as much water as you need at the moment;
• remove scale in a timely manner.
10. Switch off the electric boiler:
• switch off the electric boiler if you do not use it for a long time;
• The standby water heater consumes electricity by automatically switching on to heat water.
11. Properly equip your home with lighting:
• use in the home in addition to hanging and wall lamps - points in the "work areas" of the premises;
• spot lighting is much more economical than lighting the entire room at the same time as a central fixture.
12. Switch to zone tariffs for electricity:
• use the night rate from 23:00 to 7:00. for household needs and you can pay for the electricity consumed at a 50% discount.