Do you also feel that your money literally disappears under your hands every day? How to save at home? The basis is to have an overview of where the money is actually going. In a number of cases, these are all small things you do not even realize, yet you can save a few tens of crowns a month.
Classical light bulbs are almost past because they are inexpensive. Today, the LED bulbs, which have up to 80% less power consumption, are able to last longer (up to 18 times). Their purchase price is a bit higher, but it will make up for you. The garden and the terrace welcome the solar lighting.
Forget about ads where they still show they can wash 1 t-shirt and the like. You always drink when you have a full washing machine. Simply wash at 30 – 40 ° C, the higher temperature unnecessarily takes more electricity. For example, when you lower the temperature from 90 ° C to 60 ° C, power consumption drops by about 25%. Dilute the detergents according to the instructions.
Learn to turn off unnecessary lighting while choosing one that is economical, the kind of light is important. For example, fluorescent lamps have less consumption and much longer stamina, but their rise is much slower. It fits everywhere we spend longer, such as in the kitchen.
Turn everything unneeded
Most of you leave the appliance cables in the drawer, which signals a light on each one. This is called standby mode. Although the device seems to be relatively off, it continues to take energy. In terms of total power consumption, standby mode up to 11% of electricity costs. So learn to pull out everything you do not need from the outlet.
Try to shop just as much as you eat or consume. Do not make unnecessarily large supplies because it does not pay for the quality of today’s food. According to statistics, every other Czech is throwing food, which is a waste. Ideal is when you reconsider what you will cook and buy accordingly.
The correct bank account
Do you have an account in your bank for which you pay untimely and often completely absurd fees every month? Then change the bank and choose one that offers a free account, which is no longer a problem, just use the account actively.
The size of the pot should correspond to the size of the hotplate, never put a small bowl on a large hotplate. Always use a lid to keep the lid from running out of the pot. The most economic ones are undoubtedly induction. The board is warming for about 10 minutes, so it’s better to turn it off a bit earlier and let the food go.
You only need to get 1 hectare of the heater and save it, in this case saving about 6% of the heating costs. Rooms where you are in the daytime, such as a living room, just warm up to 20-21 ° C. The bedroom should not overheat, you can sleep well with 18 ° C, you will get better sleep and sleep. When the kitchen is connected to the living room, there is no need to heat it at all, because the heat is provided by cooking and baking.
Do you have different contracts for more services? Once a year, go through and see if new and more favorable terms are possible. In particular, for a home insurance policy, keep an eye on the current value of the equipment and, if necessary, increase the insurance policy to make sure that the insured event corresponds to reality.
Get the dishwasher
Handwashing your dishes under running water is wasting a terrible amount of water. On the other hand, with a dishwasher you can save 30 to 65% of water. Some more economical models can handle 3 sets of dishes with just 10 liters of water. In addition, they only need 1 KWH of electricity. Watch the power class when buying the dishwasher. The ideal one is of course Class A with plenty of extras. Use an ecological program and turn on the dishwasher until it is full.
How else can you save?
Defrost the freezer (roughly 3 mm of icing increases energy consumption by 75%).
Take a shower instead of filling the bathtub (turn off the water during the shower while you are showering).
Tighten the taps on the batteries (about 1 drop of about 10 drops, which is 40 l of water for 1 week).
Learn not to buy unnecessary things you do not need.
Do not buy books, but borrow them.
Share a car with more people on the way to work.
Return empty bottles, whether from beer or mineral water.
Compare product prices.
For coffee or tea, just heat as much water as you need.
Use public transport.
Do not open the refrigerator too often and for a long time.