32 Tips That Work to Save Energy

32 Tips That Work to Save Energy
32 Tips That Work to Save Energy

Is your hair bill hanging on your head? 

Tired of paying too much and want to save a little? 

No worries, very simple tips exist. 

And they are perfect for finally making real energy savings.

Reduce your heating needs 

1. Try to avoid drafts in winter at home. 

Why ? Because the more air circulates in the house, the more it increases the feeling of cold. Result, it makes you want to put the heating stronger. 

2. Ventilate when you have produced steam. 

For example when you showered or cooked. Indeed, dry air is easier to heat. 

We therefore use less energy. 

3. Ventilate your house twice 10 to 20 minutes a day to renew the air, which will be easier to heat. 

Be careful, however: avoid drafts, which give a feeling of cold and push up the thermostat. 

Also, don't leave your windows ajar all day, because that's where your heating and your savings would go up. 

4. Close the shutters and curtains each evening. Even if you have double-glazed windows, this extra precaution still saves you energy. 

5. Place seals on your windows if necessary.

Windows that let air in also let heat through to the outside. 

6. Put plastic films on your windows. Especially those that do not have double glazing.

7. Place a reflective plate or sheet behind the radiator. 

Especially if your walls are poorly insulated (they are cold). 

For example, put a sheet of aluminum foil.

8. Dust your radiators. So you make the most of the heat they produce and save money.

9. Heat only the bottom of the house. 

If your living rooms are downstairs, your bedrooms upstairs, heat the bottom of the house and avoid overheating the top. 

10. Limit the temperature. In a house, 19 ° a day is enough. 17 ° at night and 16 ° or even less when you are not there. 

11. Use the frost-free position. 

When you are away for several days, there is no need to heat the house. 

The frost-free position is ideal for saving money. 

If your heating allows, you can schedule a temperature rise a few hours before your return. 

12. Close the rooms you are not occupying. 

In principle, these rooms are less heated, so leave them closed. 

13. Maintain your boiler. It is mandatory to have the boiler serviced once a year. 

Don't forget to do it, sometimes this small expense saves money by improving the efficiency of your boiler.

14. Close the chimney. The ventilation hatch is an air inlet, necessarily colder than the indoor air. 

Also remember to use dry wood.

Use less hot water

15. Choose the cold tap water position. 

To wash your hands, for example, remember to leave the mixer on cold. 

By the time you wash your hands, the water doesn't have time to heat up anyway. 

16. Adjust your water heater. A temperature between 55 and 60 ° is sufficient. 

17. Take showers, not baths. Again, you will save a lot of energy. 

And, if you wish, use a timer that you set on 5 min before taking your shower. 

18. Use an economical shower head. Do you know the water saving shower heads?

19. Place eco-aerators on all your taps. If your DIY store is out of stock,

20. Beware of flushing. Place a dual flow flush or, as in this tip, place a bottle of water in your tank. 

21. Turn off your water heater when you leave. 

If you are going to be away for several days, there is no need for the water heater to fire every day. 

22. Detect any water leaks.

Consume less when cooking

23. Cover your pots with lids. The water will boil faster and you will save a lot of money.

24. Defrost in the fridge rather than in the air. And above all try to avoid the microwave. 

25. Reheat in the microwave. On the other hand, when it comes to reheating, it is better to use the microwave than the traditional oven. 

26. Save money by using the plates and the oven.

For example, turning them off a few minutes before the end of cooking for your dishes.

Lower electricity consumption

27. Avoid halogens. Low consumption bulbs are more economical.

28. Save electricity from electrical appliances with multiple sockets with a switch. 

29. Wash your laundry on low heat. Choose short programs, between 30 ° and 40 °. 

30. Avoid quick washes. Whether it is the eco programs of the washing machine or the intensive programs of the dishwasher, they consume a lot. 

31. Do not use fast or quick start on your TV. 

32. Turn off the computer screen if you are not using it constantly. 

Without having to turn off the central tower, at least turn off the screen if you do not work for 1 h or 2 h.

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