The best thing to do is to use electrical appliances with the highest possible energy efficiency rating, but if you are not in a position to change all your appliances, you should find out which devices are making your bill shoot up and start implementing energy saving measures.
Where should you start? These are the top 5 electrical appliances that use the most electricity:
1. Refrigerator: consumes a third of all the electricity you use
This is undoubtedly the "power king" in the home. Refrigerators are essential items in any property. And they know it! That is why they have no qualms about using up to 30.6% of the electricity in your home.
To avoid excessive consumption, it is important not to leave the refrigerator door open, as this greatly increases the amount of work the motor has to do and do not put hot food inside your fridge, as the effort it takes to cool the food down makes it use even more energy.
The most efficient refrigerators are those with a class A+++ rating, which consume up to 80% less than class D refrigerators. Over its normal service life, these savings prevent the emission of around a tonne and a half of CO2 into the atmosphere (not a minor detail) and wasteful spending of around 1,000 euros. What do you think? Not bad eh?
There are electricity tariffs, such as One Luz, that because the price is the same at any time of the day may help you to keep consumption caused by the fridge down, especially during those hours when we use it the most (preparing lunch, dinner, at weekends).