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How to save on your electricity bill: tips and practical notions to reduce electricity consumption. How to consume less electricity.
Save on your electricity bill one can, indeed, one must: save electricity it means safeguarding the environment and wallets. There are numerous strategies for save electricity, from the use of LEDs to the adaptation of the water heater: the electric boiler is hungry for electricity and is the one that weighs the most on electricity bill.
Consumption of household appliances
According to fairly recent studies, there are still about 20 million obsolete appliances in Italy. This term indicates all those household appliances that have more than 10 years of life with which about 2.3 million tons of CO2 are produced.
A real scourge for the environment. The numbers give us a pretty clear idea of how much household appliances affect energy consumption. Just think that the energy savings with new appliances compared to those of 20 years ago is 35% for a washing machine and 40% for a refrigerator.
The first question to ask yourself to secure asavings on the electricity billis: how long have they not replaced an appliance? Not just replacement ... maintenance matters too.
Household appliances that are neglected and abandoned to their fate are more subject to wear and tear and tend to absorb more energy.
How long have you not checked the electrical resistance of the washing machine? And that of the water heater? Limescale is deposited on the heating elements and therefore the appliances will need more electricity to heat the water.
Saving electricity at home is not only possible but is also good for the environment and the domestic economy. Make a little effort to check all the appliances you have in your home. Start with the noisy ones.
Appliances that consume more
For targeted savings, check which ones are appliances that consume more. As? With an economical consumption meter.
Nothing complicated, you don't have to access the meter but the electrical sockets of the house. An electric current meter looks like a simple adapter to which you are going to plug the appliance of your interest.
A decent consumption meter can be bought on Amazon at a price of 19.06 euros (with shipping costs included in the price). For all the info we refer you to the official page: Electricity consumption meter.
The device just indicated is very economical but does not allow you to accurately record theabsorption of electricityof low energy consumption appliances. What do you need a better appliance for? Only if you want to measure the consumption of appliances in standby, light bulbs or other low absorption appliances. Only in this case you need a more accurate meter.
Among the various models on the market, the one with the best value for money can be bought with 29.99 euros (free shipping costs). For all information on the product, I refer you to the official Amazon page:RCE PM600 precision meter, the meter is able to record the absorption of even tenths of a watt (lamps, TV in stand by, decoder, microwave in stand by ...).
When it is convenient to use electricity: the time slots
Save on your electricity billit is possible both by intervening on the equipment and by intervening on one's habits, starting from time slots of use.
For example, for save on your bill it is possible to pay attention to the consumption rate bands.
With Enel and with the other operators, it is possible to access single-hourly, bi-hourly andthree-hourly. The most expensive Enel time slot, the one to avoid, is from 8.00 to 19.00 from Monday to Friday.
The softer rates are active in the evening hours, from 19.00 to 23 from Monday to Friday. From 11pm to midnight, on weekends and holidays, the savings on your bill it is even more possible. In general, for all managers, it is possible to say that on weekends and late evenings it is always advisable to use electricity: it is in these moments that electric current it's cheaper.
Tips to save on your electricity bill
- Water heater
Learn to use the electric water heater correctly. For every information:How to save electricity with the water heater.
Never leave your PC on and learn how to turn off the monitor.
- Multi-socket and standby
Using a power strip with switch, every year, the total will be in savings bill of 80 euros. Standby weighs heavily on electricity bill. You have to learn how to disconnect all devices (microwaves, TVs, multimedia players…) from the home electrical network. When the LED peephole is active, that appliance is consuming a small amount of electricity, a small amount of electricity that day after day becomes consistent and makes itself felt in the bill.
- Notebook or PC
Those who have the choice between a desktop PC and a portable notebook should choose the latter. notebooks consume about 1/3 of desktop PCs.
- Consumption of air conditioners
Learn to reduce the consumption of the air conditioner by eliminating the drafts of the windows.
- Energy rating
Buy only A ++ Energy Class appliances, the higher initial investment will be rewarded with a big one savings on your bill.
- The appliances that consume the most
Among the appliances that consume the most, there are the refrigerator and the washing machine. Avoid opening the fridge too often and put cold dishes in the fridge (nothing freshly cooked, only dishes at room temperature). Forsave electricity with the washing machine it is possible to use it more carefully, perhaps activate it in the evening and hang out the laundry the next morning.
- Led illumination
Adopt LED bulbs. LEDs only consume 20 percent more energy than a conventional light bulb.
- Use timers
Learn to plan consumption in order to optimize it. just like the multi sockets with switch, the timers are also extremely cheap. There are various models on the market, the most performing also offer remote control so that you can manage the power supply from a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet.
- Home automation
Anyone who lives in a very large house and aspires to save on your electricity bill, can think of relying on home automation.
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