Using less electricity can be for more than just economic reasons. We can also be economical because we are eco. The less we use, the less waste we throw away.
The problem is that there are too many people living on the planet who do not have this mindset and as a result the problems accumulate over time.
Personally, I am very annoyed by campaigns like not using electricity for 1 hour and in this case they write thousands of pages, waste much more energy to brag that they turned off their lights one night. Well, one night won't do, it has to be a lifestyle.
If you use boilers, it's good to know that the optimal temperature you can set it to is 55 - 60 °C.
If you don't have central hot water and you have to use a boiler for washing dishes, you may have already noticed how lame these little devices are. Even if you don't wash dishes, they heat their water 24 hours a day. If you want to save on the electricity bill, it is good to turn it off when you are not using it, especially if you are on vacation for several days. Same with the big boiler.
Electricity is saved when you turn off the stove shortly before the feast is ready. And not having to remove the pot from the stove and only then turn it off. If that's the case, use the energy for at least one tea.
Ceramic cooktops and fan ovens are considered more energy efficient than others.
Choice of electrical appliances
Actually, the above two can be summarized in a separate point. To buy electrical appliances with greater energy efficiency. Class A are the most economical, G with the highest consumption of electricity.Accordingly, the first ones are more expensive, but it is believed that over time we save more because they are more economical. Here is an occasion to recall physics from the 8th grade, you can easily calculate what costs how much and decide which device to buy. If you have children who can calculate this for you, you can easily give them a real task.
Another big catch is that many appliances waste electricity even when they are not working but only plugged in. It's nice to know what the consumption is, and it's even nicer when we don't use them to just unplug them. Well, hardly anyone follows this advice for the TV and the computer, but we can safely do it for appliances that we rarely use.
Heating is a very big feather and a big debate. How can we get heated cheaper and whether the renovation solves our problem.
Regarding the refrigerator, we should know that its place is not next to the stove. Well, I know that in 90% of Bulgarian kitchens, if not next to the stove, it always ends up 1-2 m from the stove, but the warmer it is in the kitchen, the more it spends. Elementary rule.
The accumulation of ice in refrigerators and freezers makes it difficult for them to work and wastes unnecessary energy.
When buying a washing machine, it is good to study the different programs well so that we can save. Full washing machine - more efficient consumption of electricity.
We come to the important topic of lighting and whether the use of fluorescent lamps and energy saving bulbs is more economical and he althier. It is believed that they save up to 80% of electricity compared to the old ones with a wire, but there are already studies that they are economical, but not so harmless.
And one task for the eco-people – say when you save more with energy-saving fluorescent lamps, when every time you leave the room you turn off the lamp and after a while, when you need it, you turn it on again. One theory is that in "light-off, light-off" mode the bulbs burn out much faster than if you leave them on all night, the other is that excess electricity is wasted.