5. Turn off the light when you leave a room
Never forget to turn off the light when you leave a room, the bathroom or the kitchen. It wastes electricity and it is easy to avoid. Of course, when leaving home make sure all the lights have been turned off, especially if you are going for several hours or days.
Fake News: Dismiss forever the unfounded rumour that it costs more to switch the lights on and off rather than to leave them on all the time. The switch is our ally when it comes to saving electricity at home.
6. Forget about the standby switch
Did you know that the standby or false shutdown can account for up to 10% of what you consume in electricity throughout the year?
Remember that the TV, computer, mobile phone charger, water heater and even air-conditioners really burn up energy if they are kept plugged in.
Try to keep the number of devices that are always plugged in to a minimum if you want to save electricity at home and pay less in your bill.
7. Use low-consumption light bulbs
Low-consumption light bulbs are a great way to save electricity, compared with traditional or incandescent light bulbs.
The difference in price will be compensated by how long they last and the energy they save: Up to 50% less consumption with a CFL bulb and 80% with LED lighting.
8. Take advantage of a smart home
A smart home means much more than asking a speaker to put your favourite song on you. There are many technological advances you can use to start making more efficient use of your devices and save electricity at home.
- Efficient air-conditioning systems.
- Presence sensor lighting.
- Smart light bulbs to control intensity.
- Devices that open and close blinds depending on how much light you need
These are just a few examples of how investment in domotics (home automation) translates into comfort, quality of life and, of course, saving electricity month after month.
Smart control systems can save up to 50% in electricity consumption, by optimising the management of lighting, hot water, heating and air-conditioning.