Solar households can also benefit from improved energy efficiency. The more you use solar energy, the more you save on energy costs. Whether you install solar panels in your ceiling or not, these energy efficiency tips can help you further reduce your electricity bills.
Heating and air conditioning
If you use electric heating and air conditioning and your home does not have adequate insulation. You need to prove this as soon as possible, as heating and cooling are incredibly energy-intensive applications. You will be amazed at how much you can save by making sure that the doors around the windows and doors are closed and that your home is well insulated. Also consider using blackout curtains as windows are the most important point for heat loss in winter and heat build up in summer.
Ceiling fan is not only good in summer but also in winter. If you install a ceiling fan with a reversible control function. In winter, set it to rotate in the other direction in summer, reducing heat.
Entire shots can dramatically reduce the temperature in your ceiling in the summer, which in turn lowers the space under the room, especially if your ceiling is not insulated. Even in winter, they are beneficial because they reduce moisture in the roof area, which can affect the insulation.
Keep doors closed in rooms that do not need to be heated or cooled.
Try your air conditioner and your thermostat. By lowering the temperature a bit in the winter and raising it the same way in the summer, your family may not even notice it. You save battery power. A well-maintained heating and cooling system ensures the best possible efficiency, so that your service receives regular service.
Tips for energy efficiency in hot water
As with heating and cooling a home, heating water is also a very energy-intensive process. Think heating blankets if you have an electric hot water system – it is very cheap to buy. All exposed pipes must be covered with an insulation delay to minimize heat loss. Use a shower in the house – use of times can encourage shorter showers. If you are considering replacing your hot water system, consider a solar heating system or a heat pump. A great discount is offered when you switch to an electric hot water system!
Tips for washing energy efficiency
Line drying is better than electric dryers. However, when you have the opportunity to use them, make sure that the lint screen is not accumulated and that there is usually a lot of air circulation around the dryer. If possible, open the window with a dryer to release moisture, as this will help your clothes dry faster.
If you are currently using hot water in the washing machine, consider switching to cold. Today’s cleaners are very effective and cold water washing is probably all you need for most laundry. Some washing machines also offer environmental options that use less water and have shorter cycle times. Also try these settings.
When using a dryer, the energy used in the washing machine for a faster or longer spin cycle should more than compensate for the energy consumed by the dryer, which otherwise wets the clothes.
Tips for energy efficiency in the kitchen
Use electrical skill using the right forehead. A pot or pan that does not completely cover the element will result in greater heat loss, which means that food takes longer to cook and more electricity is consumed.
Storing the lid of the kettle helps to build up heat faster – and keep it inside.
When boiling water for cooking, it is more efficient to use a kettle or microwave than an electric stove.
If you have a microwave and stove, use the microwave for cooking whenever possible