Autumn: tips to reduce energy consumption this season
Autumn has begun and the arrival of cold weather is only a matter of time. That’s why, before you start turning on all the heating appliances, we recommend you read these energy saving tips so that your electricity bill doesn’t go through the roof.
1- Make the most of natural light
Autumn is the time to open up and let in warmth and light. The temperature usually moderates during this period and the cold starts to set in. However, there is still enough light to heat our homes and regulate the temperature. This natural light will also help us to save on our electricity bills by having to switch on our light bulbs less.
2- Don’t put the heating on too early
Don’t rush, it’s better to wait until the cold really arrives, while you can use a small heater on colder days. And when you finally turn it on, keep the temperature constant and no higher than 21ºC. Keep in mind that each additional degree on the thermostat increases consumption by around 7%.
3 – Preparing for the coming cold
This time of the year is the ideal time to carry out small maintenance tasks in our homes. Fixing or replacing windows, sealing cracks or checking locks, and taking a look at our air-conditioning and heating equipment or electrical appliances in general.
Cleaning the air conditioning filters, the back of the refrigerator, cleaning and tuning other household appliances saves energy and prevents major damage.
It is always a good time for preventive maintenance, but early autumn is one of the best times to do it. Contact a company qualified to supervise the proper functioning of your equipment.
4 – Caution when using the tumble dryer
Autumn brings the first rains, wetter days when clothes take longer to dry. This is when the tumble dryer makes its appearance. However, this appliance is one of the most energy-consuming appliances in our home. It is therefore a good option to do the laundry on drier days and let the autumn breeze save us this energy cost.
5 – The thermostat is the clothes
Clothing can be a great ally when it comes to reducing energy. Not only your clothes, but also those in your home. It’s time to start using carpets, rugs, blankets for the sofa, all those items that were left over at the end of spring and that will help us to improve our comfort on the coldest days.
We can also compensate for changes in temperature by wearing appropriate clothing for each moment, dressing in layers and using scarves or jackets when the temperature drops.
6- Manage your household appliances intelligently
Buy LED light bulbs, as well as efficient appliances (A+++). They are a bit more expensive, but will save you a lot of money. Use your washing machine and dishwasher efficiently and save up to 15% compared to filling it completely. With regard to the refrigerator, do not put hot food in it and do not keep the door open longer than strictly necessary.
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