The Russian-Ukrainian conflict will once again have direct consequences on the daily life of the French. Despite the government’s promise to contain energy price increases, electricity bills are expected to increase in the coming weeks.
so here’s 7 simple tricks to reduce your daily consumption and thus act both for your wallet and for the planet.
1 – Turn off standby devices
Even when turned off, your electronic devices continue to consume energy. All of your devices such as your television, your computers, your internet box or your household appliances are actually Standby and therefore continue to produce what is called “ghost consumptione”. It is therefore necessary to think about shut down completely or unplug them when you are not using them. A little trick to make your job easier, plug all these devices into a power strip connected to a switch, which you just have to turn off.
2 – Opt for the eco programs of your devices
Whether for your dishwasher or your washing machine, it is advisable touse the most economical programs. For your dishes, prefer the mode eco washes at higher temperatures. The same goes for your laundry, where a cold wash will consume much less energy than a washing machine. 40 or 60 degrees.
3 – Optimize lighting
No need to recreate the Palace of Versailles atmosphere at home. So remember to turn off the lights in the rooms you leave and opt for energy-saving light bulbs such as LEDs. Choosing the right lighting according to the room and your habits is an essential element not only to reduce your electricity consumption but also to improve your well-being.
You can also optimize your interior decoration with light colors and thus better enjoy thenatural lighting.
4 – Make better use of your freezer and refrigerator
Where you place your freezer can save you money. It is therefore advisable to place it in a unheated room and fill it with already cold food. It is also necessary to defrost regularly. Regarding your refrigerator, take out all the products you need at the same time so as not to multiply the openings and closings.
5 – Better heat your home
First of all, we must check that insulation of its housing is optimal so as not to have to increase the consumption of the radiators. Also adjust the temperature of the rooms according to their use. It doesn’t have to be the same heat in a bedroom as it is in a living room. Know that when you lower the heating by one degree, you save 7% electricity.
6 – Use natural air conditioning
When the sun is beating down and beating down on your windows, remember to close your shutters, curtains and blinds to naturally refresh your apartment or house. Another little tip: plant trees to provide shade and bring freshness to your home.
7 – Responsible and economical cooking
It is undoubtedly in this room that the greatest number of electrical appliances is located. Simple gestures are therefore easily applicable in order to reduce its consumption. When you use your oven, remember to reheat several dishes at the same time. Your pots and pans can be covered all the time, which will allow you to avoid wasting energy.
Your kitchen equipment can also be optimized. Prefer pressure cooker and induction hobs and use a kettle rather than a saucepan to heat water.
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