Are you tired of spending hundreds of euros for your gas and electricity? The more the years go by, the more the energy bills get heavier… We give you all the tips and advice to save energy every day.
1- Make energy renovations
If you are a homeowner, it would be very advantageous for you to make thermal renovations to reduce your electricity bills. In order to avoid heat loss through thermal bridges in your walls and roof, it is essential to review the insulation of the walls. It is recommended to collaborate with a project manager to coordinate the work which is time consuming and quite complex. You should know that many financial aids are available to finance these thermal renovation works. You can access loans at preferential rates; reductions or suspensions of housing taxes and advantageous credits from specialized organizations. Consult the public service website here to find out all about the aid that can be granted to you.
2- Regulate the temperature of your home
If you do not have the opportunity to renovate, you can regulate the temperature of your home to avoid energy waste. Few know it, but a room heated above 20 degrees costs about 7% more on your bill. Controlling the temperature of your rooms could save you energy every day.
3- Choose energy-efficient equipment
As mentioned in the previous point, the heater is the most energy consuming appliance in any home. If you have a “toaster” heater, think about changing it because it is the most energy consuming model on the market. Instead, opt for an electric heater with a thermostat that allows you to regulate the temperature in your home by modulating the operating hours according to your lifestyle, your presence in your home and the peak and off-peak hours. You can also change your household appliances for low consumption ones. These appliances are generally labeled “low consumption” by the categories A, A+, A++ or A+++. You will gradually see a change in your energy expenses by opting for eco-responsible appliances.
4- Optimize energy consumption
To optimize your energy consumption, several solutions are available to you. First of all, you can find out what you consume. Even if you are not aware of it, the main thing is to understand what makes your consumption rise. By understanding your bill, you will be able to understand your consumption and act on what you think you can improve. There are two variables to consider on a bill. The fixed part, i.e. the price of the subscription; and the variable part that makes your bill increase, i.e. the price of the kWh. To know the price of the kWh of electricity and better understand your bill, click here. You can also see if an alternative supplier could not offer you a more interesting rate according to your consumption and the size of your home.
5-Adopt economical gestures
This last point seems simple and stupid but few people realize that turning off the lights in uninhabited rooms, not letting the water run for too long, not turning off a heater completely and then turning it back on again, or putting hot water on to boil are gestures that help save energy on a daily basis.