In these times we often do not stop to pay attention to small details, this is also true for the energy consumption we make at home. Small vices that we catch and that generate an expense in our economy. And changing that depends simply on putting the magnifying glass on those small details that will make us notice a reduction in our bill and in our impact on the environment.
Isolating your home from the outside to improve temperature and comfort is the greatest advice when it comes to reducing energy consumption. Good insulation prevents us from having to increase our heating consumption if it is cold, and the same thing would happen in summer with air conditioning.
In addition to that we eliminate the entry of pollutants that can be harmful to our health with for example: pollen and mites. Every day there is more pollution and with it the number of allergies increases, putting a barrier against them is undoubtedly improving our family health.
Our windows are built with locking systems that every day are more difficult to open from the outside. Thus providing greater security to our home and also completely isolate the noise from the outside thus reducing the impact on our daily lives and our rest.
And last but not least, they do not require any special maintenance. Wooden carpentry requires a lot of maintenance almost every year, iron carpentry needs to be repainted. Even the old aluminium joinery gets out of shape and loses its properties. With our new aluminium joinery with thermal break, they remain in perfect condition over time and can be simply cleaned with a damp cloth, thus saving on our time when cleaning at home.
Silent consumption is the consumption that our appliances make technology we have at home, which are not working, but are nevertheless making a spend.
For example the televisions with their small LED light on, our connected computers, refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners…etc. We don’t notice them, but they’re consuming.
Disconnecting everything that is not necessary from the current and staying in stand-by, means saving 10% of our consumption. In this way we could save more than 50 euros a year with an average consumption of 3500 Kwh/year.
No, this is not just another section to remind you that: “You must turn off the lights in the room when you leave.” I think we’ve already learned that lesson.
We must become aware of which bulbs to buy when it comes to saving energy with lighting.
Replacing traditional light bulbs with energy-saving bulbs or LEDs is the fastest way to reduce our energy expenditure. Traditional light bulbs convert 15% of the electricity they consume into lighting, the rest is heat. Low energy light bulbs or LED bulbs use less electricity (50-80% less) to produce the same lighting and have a much longer life than conventional ones.
Another advice related to light consumption, is to install presence detectors that activate the light automatically, this way the light will stay on less time, and also extend the life of the light bulb.