Anyone who knows the biggest electric buzzer in the house can easily save energy and a lot of money.
Dortmund – Electricity bills are reaching previously unimaginable heights, especially in the times of work from home. This is somewhat normal, as we often work from home. But there are still ways to save electricity. Because the goons of dirty energy are lurking in every house.
Saving electricity in the home office: identifying and improving energy consumption
First of all, it is important to identify the energy guzzler in the house. If you take information from various energy providers such as Eon, you come up with a daunting list.
These Are the Worst Energy Guzzlers:
- old heating pump
- clothes dryer
- dish cleaner
- Washing machine
- TV & Co.
- home office equipment
The risk is especially great for devices that are constantly running. Old heating pumps, electric stoves, freezers and refrigerators are the biggest energy killers. Newer equipment certainly has a better energy balance – it must be individually calculated whether the purchase of a more energy-efficient appliance is worthwhile in the long term.
Some tips and tricks can also help in saving energy. For example, you should only open the freezer door for as short a time as possible. The longer it is left open, the more hot air gets into the device (More.) lifehack news on RUHR24).
Result: Energy consumption increases. Ideally, the refrigerator should not be placed too close to the stove or in direct sunlight.
Save electricity: Heating pumps, electric stoves, freezers and refrigerators are the No. 1 energy killer
After the heating pump, an electric stove is the biggest energy passr. There’s a simple trick to save energy: If you want to heat water, you should do so with the help of a kettle – it’s faster and more efficient in most cases. With modern ovens, it’s not always even necessary to preheat (more News from Services Department on RUHR24).
After all, the biggest energy guzzler in the house is an old heating pump. According to energy provider Eon, you can save up to 80 percent with a new heating pump.
Light on or off? Power saving works best with LED lamps
Actually, the lights in the apartment should no longer be on the list of the biggest electric buzzers – but it is. It is very easy to save electricity even with energy saving lamps or LEDs. One or the other may also consider whether the festive lighting is needed permanently.
Tumble dryers, dishwashers and washing machines also consume a lot of energy, but they lag behind those already mentioned.
Tumble dryer, washing machine and dishwasher – these tips will help you save electricity
Ideally, a dishwasher should always be full and utensils should not be pre-washed. This way you get the highest energy efficiency. Because a half full appliance uses the same amount of water and electricity.
There’s generally little potential for savings with tumble dryers—but ideally you can do without unnecessary programs—such as anti-crease mode. With a washing machine, you can avoid high temperatures by using stain removers and special detergents, or you can even use the so-called Eco Mode to save energy.
Turn off standby mode on TVs, game consoles and computers – that’s how you save energy
Ultimately, small appliances such as TVs, game consoles, computers, printers or routers are also power-consuming in the home. The easiest tip would be to leave the standby mode on. However, the idea of paying attention to the new Category A energy label will also be important for a good energy balance.
Incidentally, electricity is very expensive in Germany. Pay around 31.8 cents per kilowatt hour hna.de. according to consumer*, which refers to the comparison portal VeriVox.
According to VeriVox, this is a historic all-time high. For comparison: the Dutch pay only 16.5 cents per kilowatt hour. The average per capita consumption in Germany is about 1300 kilowatt hours per year. *RUHR24 and hna.de are part of the IPPEN.media editorial network.
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