Tips on Energy Saving

Tips on Energy Saving

Unfortunately, the liberalization of the German electricity market did not have the desired effect that everyone wanted at the time. Instead of falling costs, prices have been rising steadily since then. Added to this is the fact that electricity consumers are financing renewable energies and other things through various allocations . No wonder that more and more people want to save electricity to offset the rising costs. Simple saving tips are presented below.


When the temperatures drop in the basement, it should of course be nice and cozy inside. But please only in the rooms, which are also used. Doors to under-heated rooms should always be closed. In the absence and at night, the room temperature can be lowered by about five to eight degrees . That brings a savings of up to ten percent. The heater should never be switched off. Rooms must always be heated evenly, so that they do not cool down unnecessarily.

We have already touched on the topic of airing, but we can not mention it often enough: do not tilt the windows, but blow off the air at regular intervals.

Another small one Tip : Do not cover or place the radiator so that the heat can spread out easily in the room.

Hot water

Well-insulated new buildings now require just as much energy for the preparation of hot water as they do for heating. Here is an often underestimated potential savings:

  • For the continuous operation of the hot water tank, a maximum temperature of 60 degrees should be selected. So the heating elements do not calcify.
  • If you go on holiday, you should set the control knob of the hot water storage tank to frost protection.


Twenty years ago washing machines used about one and a half times more electricity than today's appliances. But also the water consumption has dropped by almost three quarters: from 150 to about 40 liters. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to do without prewash in normal dirty laundry, . The energy saving programs can also work wonders. Summery warm temperatures should be exploited because tumble dryers are energy-intensive household appliances. Anyone who does not come around for the purchase of such a device, should on the "energy saving label A & ldquo; Be careful.

Cooking and Baking

Preheating your oven is often recommended, but you should only do it when absolutely necessary, such as puff pastry or bread. The frozen pizza is just as tasty in a cold oven.

Tip : The residual heat of a stove should be used: The oven can be switched off five to ten minutes before the end of the cooking time.


The temperature of the refrigerator should not be set lower than necessary. In winter, the temperature should be raised accordingly, while the refrigerator has to work more in the summer. To prevent heat accumulation, the air should be able to circulate undisturbed. The refrigerator should not be placed too close to the wall or even next to a heater or stove.


Those who are among the nonstop people who need to be online should choose their computer Put the notebook and displays to standby mode during extended breaks or switch them off completely. Screensavers are nice to look at, but they do not reduce their consumption.

  • Even the power supplies of cell phones and laptops consume power while idle. After charging, the chargers should be unplugged.
  • The electronics industry made a few years ago an & quot; Unding & ldquo; Introduced: Your devices no longer turn off completely, but are only put into standby mode, which naturally consumes power. On the other hand, only turn-off power strips help.
  • New TV sets have eco or auto-off switches. They switch off automatically after one hour of standby.


The lighting of an apartment should be considered today. Because LED lamps consume far less power than conventional lamps. In general, care should be taken that in a room not unnecessarily many lamps burn, but the room is well enough lit. When leaving the room, all lights should be turned off.

Have you taken all the tips to heart? Then you are already on the way to becoming an exemplary energy saver. The next electric bill will be cheaper!

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