In USA, families are spending 6% of their budget in energy consumption. Meaning that energy stands 5th in their average spendings ranking. Here are 6 very simple tips you can use to minimize the impact of your energy cost.
1/ Choose Class A or + appliances
What better than to choose low energy consumption appliances? When you buy your fridge, washing machine or oven, make sure to choose those with classification A+, A++ or A+++. You will be able to reach up to 60 % of energy savings.
2/ Switch off and unplug you appliances as much as possible
This is one of the most simple thing to do. Even on standby they will keep consuming energy. In fact the standby stake represents 3/4 of the energy consumption of your appliances. Therefore think about unplugging them so you can save as much as possible.
3/ Save on your heating system
If you want ti improve on your energy savings, the heater is essential to act on. 60% of energy spendings are made on heating. This is why it is important to:
- heat on the rooms that you use
- maintain properly radiators and chimney
- make sure doors and windows are properly sealed
4/ Use low consumption bulbs
The best move is to switch to LED lighting. This will lower your consumption but will also last longer. Life span of LED bulbs is 25 times higher than regular ones.
5/ Save up on hot water
If you can , switch from individual water heater to centralized one. You can reduce time spend under the shower and avoid bath tub of hot water.
6/ Invest in renewable energy
This has been a high trend over the past years. Not only you will help our planet preservation but you will also save money. The best option would be to invest in solar energy. The technology have well improved and can now be used by individuals and families.
In addition to those tips, you can choose to use OIKO BALLS for your laundry. Not only you will stop releasing chemicals into the nature but you will also reduce drastically your plastic consumption.