Last Friday we published the first part of our tips to save on our domestic consumption: water and heating. Today we finish this series of two articles with the second part: light and appliances.
It is nowadays impossible to conceive our day to day at home without electricity. From the lamps you have chosen with so much care for each of the rooms, those appliances without which we can no longer live. Not to mention the latest computer equipment and devices connected to the network. Those online partners who have become inseparable.
There are easy solutions to reduce the light bill and save on your domestic consumption. Solutions you almost certainly do not know about and that from now will save you a lot of money. Prepared?
You can start with the bulbs in your house. Go for the LEDs. They have been a real revolution for the universe of traditional light bulbs. Their main quality is that they are able to emit light for a long time with a minimal expense. This means that you can save up to 90 percent of the consumption of lighting in your home.
Therefore they are the best option to save on your domestic consumption. Do not hesitate! The next thing is to choose designs because there is a vast offer that makes it much easier to find the model that suits your needs and tastes. You will also be surprised by its benefits; there are LEDs with dimmers, colour change and even with Bluetooth.
Appliances and electronic devices
Now it is the turn of appliances and electronics. You will spend less and your appliances and electronic devises will last longer if you install stand-by eliminators, also known as phantom energy use. Do not be afraid, now we explain what the term means.
According to studies by the Spanish Institute for the Diversification and Energy Saving (Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía), the household appliances come to spend between 30 and 50 euros per year when they remain in stand-by mode. This means that they are spending unused.
With these data, you know another way to reduce the light a little bit and, therefore, save on your domestic consumption. Look closely around and see how many electronic devices can help you spend less if you place these stand-by eliminators, which are special power strips. TV, lounge lamps, computer and all its peripherals, etc.
These power stripes will not spoil your décor. They are ideal for placing behind the furniture thanks to its extension cord and switch. Therefore they are not visible and they are easy to switch on. But the best of all is that you have managed to say goodbye to unnecessary energy consumption.
This information was initially published on the website decoracion2.com. The photo is from Freepik.
You now know everything about how to save on your domestic consumption. Now, you have to put it into practice. You will see how easy it is! Last week we published the first part of our tips to save on our domestic consumption. If you missed it, we invite you to read it here.