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ADVICE AND GOLDEN RULES

How best to manage home electrical energy, saving energy and improving energy efficiency? There are a number of suggestions and golden rules which are easy to put into practice and teach, even to children. Together we’ll contribute to upgrading energy planning in our daily lives.

AGN ENERGIA provides the best savings and energy efficiency solutions, suggesting how best to use renewable energy sources and respect the environment.

1.
NEVER TURN THE HEATING UP BEYOND 20°C. EVERY EXTRA DEGREE CELSIUS MEANS A 7% INCREASE IN CONSUMPTION.
2.
DO NOT COVER RADIATORS AND WHEN HEATING IS ON KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED.
3.
ON BOILERS DO NOT SET AN OVERLY HIGH TEMPERATURE: 60°C IS BETTER THAN 80°C.
4.
USE LED NOT FLORESCENT OR INCANDESCENT (TRADITIONAL) LIGHT BULBS AS THESE PRODUCE THE SAME LIGHT AND LAST MUCH LONGER.
5.
TURN OFF UNNECESSARY LIGHTS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE ROOM TO ANOTHER. YOU’LL REDUCE CONSUMPTION BY UP TO 30%.
6.
AVOID STAND-BY FUNCTIONS ON YOUR HOME ELECTRICAL DEVICES.
7.
IF POSSIBLE REPLACE OLD HOME APPLIANCES WITH HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY MODELS: THERE ARE OFTEN INCENTIVES THANKS TO WHICH YOU CAN SAVE ON PURCHASES AND BILLS.
8.
SAVE GAS IN THE KITCHEN BY PUTTING LIDS ON PANS WHILST COOKING OR USING PRESSURE COOKERS.
9.
USE DISHWASHERS AND WASHING MACHINES RATIONALLY, ONLY USING THEM WHEN FULL.
10.
MICROWAVE OVENS ARE BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL OVENS, THEY USE HALF AS MUCH ENERGY.
11.
SHOWERS ARE BETTER THAN BATHS: FILLING A BATH USES THREE TIMES AS MUCH ENERGY AS A SIX MINUTE SHOWER.
12.
DON’T LOWER YOUR FRIDGE TEMPERATURE BELOW 3°C AND REGULARLY DEFROST.
13.
AVOID OPENING AND CLOSING THE FRIDGE TOO OFTEN AND NEVER PUT HOT FOODS IN IT.
14.
UNPLUG YOUR PHONE CHARGER AFTER YOU’VE RECHARGED YOUR PHONE.
15.
PAINT YOUR WALLS IN LIGHT COLOURS. IT INCREASES LIGHTING YIELD BY 15-50% AS COMPARED TO DARK WALLS.
16.
AVOID INDIRECT OR OVERLY SCREENED LIGHTS. IF YOUR LIGHTS FACE THE CEILING THIS LATTER WILL ABSORB UP TO 30% OF THE LIGHT REQUIRING MORE POWERFUL BULBS WHICH CONSUME MORE.
17.
REDUCE DRAFTS BY FILLING THEM WITH MATERIAL WHICH AIR DOES NOT PASS THROUGH.
18.
INSTALL INSULATING WINDOWS: BETTER BUILDING INSULATION MEANS CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS.
19.
GET YOUR BOILER CHECKED REGULARLY: APPROPRIATE EFFICIENCY GENERATES SAVINGS OF AROUND 5%.
USE YOUR CAR AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE AND, IF NECESSARY, SHARE JOURNEYS.
20.
USE YOUR CAR AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE AND, IF NECESSARY, SHARE JOURNEYS
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