Recently re-launched Illuminating your economy campaign, which seeks to strengthen the culture of efficiency and energy saving in the industry and in homes. Illuminating your economy gives the population useful advice on how to achieve high energy efficiency, which can be applied in sectors such as industry, commerce and home.
According to a report by the consumer association, user electricity bills have gone from an average of 66.33 dollars per month in 2014 to 74.73 dollars last month. There is a difference of 8.40 dollars which translates into a 12.7% year-on-year increase in the price of electricity in our country. Fine uses with the Houston Energy Rates are also there now.
Citizens have to face increasingly high costs of electricity and electricity without this translating into having their rooms lit up as if they were a soccer field. But apart from policies and regulations regarding energy consumption, the truth is that saving energy is not just a matter of money.
Paint the walls with light colors
The surfaces painted with white or other light colors give a greater luminosity than those painted with darker colors. This allows for more efficient lighting.
Take advantage of natural light
It is advised that during the day the advantages are opened to take advantage of sunlight and perform as many activities as possible while natural lighting is available.
Turn off unused lights
Although it seems simple, in many homes lights usually remain on even at daylight hours. It is very important to have as a rule turn off the lights that are not used.
Efficiently use the air conditioner
It is advisable to use the thermostat of these equipment at a pleasant temperature that is around 22 ° C. Specialists point out that for every 2nd degree the temperature rises you can save up to 20% on the electricity bill. In addition, this measure must be accompanied by the maintenance and cleaning of these equipment.
Efficiently use the washer and dryer
The washing machine must be used to its maximum capacity without overloading it with short washing cycles. It is recommended to use the dryer in the same way.
Be careful with the refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the equipment that consumes the most electricity. Therefore, it is important to verify that the door is always closed, do not open it unnecessarily, do not enter hot food, keep it at a temperature of 15 degrees, clean the condenser grilles and consider changing it if it is more than 10 years old.
Iron once a week
The specialists advise to iron only once a week, adjust the temperature according to the type of fabric and leave for the end the clothes that need less heat.
Disconnect devices when not in use
They are known as energy vampires and they are all the equipment that their digital screens remain on stand-by mode. Among them are cable boxes, digital microwaves and some appliances. It is recommended to unplug them from the outlet when not in use.
Disconnect the cell phone
The cell phone or laptop charger is one of the devices that are usually left connected to the outlet, even when it is not used. It is often thought that it does not consume energy, but that is a mistake. It is necessary to disconnect them when they are not used.