Most energy suppliers offer advice for your home to use the least energy possible. To this end, they ask you some simple questions about your home, its layout, its overall efficiency, lighting, heating and hot water. This will allow you to take concrete measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
World energy consumption of households represents 29% of total final energy consumption.
Know how energy is distributed throughout your home
Half of the energy is swallowed up by heating. Here are some tips for optimal management:
During the day, set your thermostat to 19-21 ° C. At night, bring it down between 15 and 17 ° C. Set it in advance in order not to have to take care of it. Each degree of warming is an additional increase in consumption by 7%: about $25 more per year.
Do not turn off the heater, unless you are away for long. Rather, lower the thermostat to 15-17 ° C when you are not in. When you cut the heating, it takes a lot more energy to bring every room to the right temperature when you turn it back on.
Turn down your shutters and close your curtains at night to minimize heat loss.
Make sure that doors and windows close properly. If not, install systems for a better seal, such as rubber bands and foam.
In winter, only ventilate 10 minutes a day.
For the maintenance of your home, keep in mind that good insulation can achieve energy savings of 40%.
The most energy efficient chassis are those with double glazing.
The windows are also important: ideally opt for wood or PVC. You prefer metal? Then choose aluminum frames with thermal bridges.
Energy savings are an important current theme. Apply these tips and you will see a beautiful difference on your monthly energy bill!
Lighting at low prices
Lighting is really essential in our daily lives. But can we reduce our consumption? Yes and we tell you how. On average, we spend 9% of our total energy consumption for lighting in our house. And saving money at this level is easier than you think.
Lighting is not a question of quantity, but quality. Today, when we talk about lighting, we no longer speak of watts, lumen but the quantity of light emitted by a light bulb.
This means that if we replace a conventional incandescent bulb of 60 watts with an economic bulb of 11 watts, the amount of light is the same. With savings of up to 80% and a life up to 8 times longer!
You will get the best lighting with the lowest power by following these tips:
- Replace your incandescent bulbs with energy saving light bulbs or LED lamps.
- Whenever possible use natural light.
- Paint the walls and ceilings in light colors.
- Do not leave the lights on if you are not using them.
- If possible, install dimmers.
- Divide the lighting of several bright spots. It is not always necessary to turn all the bulbs on simultaneously.
- Use neon lights in rooms where you leave the light on for several hours, like the kitchen.
- Clean your bulbs for better lighting.