Since people are spending more time at home lately, their electricity consumption is rising too, especially for those who use electricity for cooking, as well as home and water heating. A local electrical company provided a few tips to save up to 20% of electricity:
- Using energy-efficient light bulbs can save up to 80% of the energy needed for lighting;
- Washing clothes on a lower temperature setting on the washing machine;
- Unplugging the appliances that are not currently used could save up to 5% from the electricity bill;
- Lowering the temperature of the room with 1 degree could lower the energy consumption up to 10%;
- Lowering the water temperature from 60°C to 55°C (140°F to 130°F) could save up to 10% of the electricity needed for this process;
- Turning the oven 10 minutes earlier and using the residual heat could save up to 18% of the amount needed for the oven to work;
- Using lid on the pans, pressure cooker, or glass and ceramic pans, can save up to 20% electricity;
- Using pans and pots that are bigger or smaller than the hob could lead to 15% waste of energy.
Here are some additional tips:
- Turn off unnecessary lights;
- Use natural light and task lighting as much as possible;
- Take shorter showers;
- Turn the water off when shaving, washing hands, brushing teeth;
- Switch from a desktop computer to a laptop;
- Hang dry your laundry;
- Use energy-efficient appliences;
- Insulate your home;
- Use renewable energy.
What tips would you add?
Would you add any tips in the comments?
Do you follow any of these tips?