How to Save Money on ElectricityOn July 21, 2019 by Ann Burgoyne
I recently found an article on How to Save Money with the Electricity Invoice, published in Economic Daily, which I consider to be of added value and would like to share with all of us.
For all of us, not only for the sake of saving money on the electricity bill, but also for the environmental responsibility of each of us, I hope all of the following tips are useful.
Use Equipment Efficiently to Save Money
Buy class A appliances. Consumption is 70% lower than Class D appliances. Choose those that warn lower annual consumption. Turn on the washing machines only when they are full and at the cheapest times, if you hire the two-hour rate.
Full and Low Temperatures
Before putting the dishes into the machine, remove the leftover food with a napkin. Fill the machine and select full load, because two washes with half load, spend more energy. Do not exceed detergent dosage and choose detergents with good performance at low temperatures. Check the salt level.
Economic Programs are Great for Savings
Always privilege economic programs of machines and avoid programs above 40 degrees. For a more efficient wash wash the filter regularly. Decrease the wash time if you have a tumble dryer. Prefer to dry outdoors and pick up wet clothes as it saves more energy by ironing and regulating iron potency depending on the type of fabric.
Water in the Dishwasher
Whenever you wash the dishes by hand, fill the dishwasher with detergent and hot water. Spends less than on tap. In the case of laundry, you can finish the washing program 10 minutes earlier to make the laundry wetter and easier to iron. You can still save energy if you turn off the iron a few minutes before you finish ironing.
Small Gestures to Save Money in the Kitchen
Turn off the pilot flame of the water heater when not in use. In summer, lower the water temperature of the boiler or boiler. When cooking with covered pots, the expense will be less. Turn off the spout before the food is cooked because the residual heat will be enough to finish cooking. The same applies to the oven.
Keep Closed Refrigerator Doors
Keep the fridge and freezer with the doors closed as this will prevent frost and heat from entering. The refrigerator should have a temperature between 3 and 5ºC and the freezer between -18 and -24ºC. It is important that you do not always open and close the doors, so take everything out at once.