Energy Efficiency Tips
Caring for the planet is everyone's responsibility. For this purpose, we offer the following tips that will improve your energy consumption habits at home and at work:
1. Accumulate the largest amount of clothes possible when ironing or washing.
2. Wash or iron preferably at times when there is a lower demand for energy, such as in the morning.
3. After heating up water, store the water you don't use in a thermos to avoid having to heat it up again.
4. Install aerators in sink and shower faucets.
5. Make it a priority to run the washer and dishwasher when they are at their fullest.
6. Regulate time spent in the shower. This will reduce water use.
7. Use excess water for irrigation.
1. Opt for air-conditioning and heating units and boilers that have a thermostat. This will allow you to efficiently regulate the room and water temperatures of your home.
• You should adjust the temperature of your air conditioner to 24 °C (75.2 °F) in summer, and your heater to 20 °C (68 °F) in winter.
2. Improve the thermal insulation of your home. This will allow your air conditioning and heating units to work more efficiently.
• Begin by insulating the roof of your house, reinforce the insulation of the walls, and also opt for thermopanel windows.
3. Monitor the use of the air conditioning system. This will contribute to better energy performance in the office.
• Keep doors to the room closed while the unit is on and turn the unit off when leaving the room.
• Clean the air filter every 15 days. The dirty filters and canisters filled with dust cause the motor to work on overdrive and decrease its usability.
4. Opt for renewable energy.
1. Make use of natural light and paint your house's walls and ceilings with light colors. These simple measures could reduce your energy consumption by 5%.
2. LED light bulbs have a useful life of up to 15 years, whereas incandescent light bulbs only have a useful life of one year. Therefore, replace your incandescent bulbs and make it a priority to change to LED bulbs in the areas of your home where lights are turned on for the greatest amounts of time.
3. The installation of motion sensors allows lighting to be controlled automatically through motion detection where they are installed, with no need to turn the lights on and off.
4. Turn off the lights. It is not accurate to say that the expense is greater when turning off and turning on the lights.
5. Think about generating your own energy with Photovoltaic Panels. It is always better to use renewable energy from the Sun.
1. Invest in appliances with the highest Energy Efficiency rating on their label.
• The A, A+, and A++ Ratings are the most efficient.
2. Regularly clean the back of your refrigerator. Dust accumulation decreases performance and increases the consumption of electrical energy.
3. Set your computer to the “saving function” and turn off the screen if you are not going to use it during a period of 30 or more minutes.
4. Turning off and unplugging electrical equipment that you do not use regularly can help you optimize energy by 15-20%.