Replace incandescent light bulbs
Replace incandescent and halogen light bulbs with economy bulbs. With average use of five hours a day, you can win back your investment in less than six months.
Don't leave appliances on standby
The term 'standby' is used when appliances are consuming power without actually being switched on. It is important to completely disconnect televisions, computers, DVD players, mobile phone chargers, and any other devices.
Spread consumption over the day
With the dual rate, you pay almost half the normal amount if you use domestic appliances at off-peak times, usually between 10.00 pm and 08.00 am.
Class A domestic appliances
Purchase class A, A+ or A++ domestic appliances. An old washing machine can be a real drain for your wallet. According to environmental organisation Quercus, if you exchange it for a new one, which is class A or above, you can save up to 420 kWh. This is the equivalent of 56.70 euros, per year. The same applies to your fridge or freezer.
Make the most of sunlight
Make the most of daylight by leaving curtains and doors open. Apart from providing light, sun also warms up your house during winter. During summer, reduce sun exposure to prevent your house to warm up.