Nowadays, there is more and more talk about outrageous energy prices. While we can’t do anything about the will of big companies, we can influence our daily behavior. What to look out for?
Money in your pocket every month
When someone decides to raise prices for ordinary people, the only thing left to do is to make arrangements in their own way. go through your entire household and find out which appliances use the most electricity. You will manage to save several thousand crowns annually. What to focus on?
How is the laptop?
In Belgium, they calculated the average consumption of a laptop. If the device is plugged in all day, it consumes around 70 Wh of electricity. If you use it for 8 hours a day, you will save about 220 kWh on electricity. So always switch off the device when you are not using it. Also watch the sleep mode. It does save energy, but only by one third. Therefore, it is always better to turn off your personal computer than to leave it in sleep mode overnight or during your lunch break.
Fridge and freezer
This appliance is in every household and runs 24 hours a day, taking around 2kWh every day. If you have an appliance with energy class C, it will take around 149 kWh per year. In this case, it always pays to invest in a higher energy class, i.e. in an appliance with energy class A plus plus.
Even if you have the best device, it can still become an energy guzzler. How is it possible? It is enough if you do not maintain the appliance and defrost it regularly. The resulting frost will ensure that the device has to consume much more energy than in normal mode. Check the freezer and refrigerator at least once a month to make sure there is no ice build-up on them.
What about a classic computer?
We have already introduced the laptop. But what if you have a desktop computer? Classic, with separate screen and main hardware. This is a normal consumption of around 200 Wh. If used 8 hours a day, this will be an electricity consumption of 600 kWh per year. When you use a computer performance accelerator, its energy consumption also increases.
Try to keep checking the appliances you use on a daily basis. In this way, you will reduce your household’s electricity consumption and hand over a few thousand less to the energy company every year.