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Good resolution: I save at home

Good resolution: I save at home


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Good for the wallet and good for the planet! This slogan alone should motivate us to pay more attention to the energy unnecessarily spent in our home. If certain reflexes - turning off the light when leaving a room or turning off the tap while brushing your teeth - have now become habits, there is still a lot to do to further reduce your expenses, whether in terms of electricity or electricity. 'water. Small tricks which, once assimilated, will turn into routines and then into euros earned at the end of the year. It deserves attention, right?

I save in the kitchen

The kitchen is a strategic piece in terms of energy saving and certain habits, easy to learn, will allow you to reduce your expenses. As for the dishes, if you have a dishwasher, do not run it before filling it completely, then always favor the programs that cost the least energy. If you wash by hand, remember to rinse with cold water (even if it makes drying a little more tedious). For cooking, a simple way to limit energy expenditure is to cover your pots and pans on the fire (4 times less electricity or gas consumed as well). Regarding the refrigerator, several actions are possible to reduce the stress on it: defrost it regularly, clean the rear grille twice a year and keep it away from any heat source. Finally equip your taps (and not just the one in the kitchen) with aerators (which inject tiny air bubbles into the air, reducing your consumption by 30 to 50%) and when you close the tap, don't forget do not return the mixer to the cold position.

Each French person consumes 150 liters of drinking water per day, we can do better!

I save in the bathroom

This room is a strategic position for those who want to save water. As we mentioned above, aerator or aerator equipment is essential to reduce spending on drinking water. We also favor showers at the expense of baths but be careful not to drag too much underwater. To get motivated, we install a timer near the shower so that the audible signal invites us to turn off the water after five minutes. Regarding the washing machine, choose the program with washing at 30 ° C which will be as efficient as washing at higher temperatures by spending less energy and respecting your laundry better. What benefits!

I save in the living room

In the main room and especially in the living room, the main item of expenditure relates to sound and video equipment. We mainly target devices (such as TV, consoles, IT equipment) with a watch and which therefore consume electricity even when they are switched off. According to ADEME, we have between 10 and 15 pieces of equipment with a standby system in our homes and which cost us around 80 euros per year. To remedy this, you must unplug your devices when you are no longer using them. By equipping yourself with multiple sockets with switch, you will make this gesture easier to follow whether it is for you or for all the members of your family. Other details can make the difference: you should know for example that the phone chargers consume if they are connected and this even if you have recovered your phone. As soon as your mobile phone has recharged its battery, it is therefore advisable to unplug it at the same time as its charger. For this reason, it is better to avoid recharging your phone at night because it means you are spending unnecessary energy. Finally, if your equipment is modern, it is worth looking into the user manual: many devices have an energy saving mode which must be able to be configured to suit your needs.

A plugged-in charger without a phone is a bad habit to get rid of.

I save in the rooms

A priori rooms like bedrooms are not likely to consume a lot of energy and yet there is a subject on which you can still save. This is of course the temperature of the room and therefore the heating. It is recommended to heat the rooms to 20 ° C during the day when they are unoccupied and 18 ° C at night to sleep. For the more chilly, it is better to invest in a quality duvet than to let your heating spend without counting. In the same vein, also choose a good plaid for your sofa which does not increase the temperature of the living room unnecessarily. In the bedroom, as in other rooms for that matter, be sure to check the insulation of your openings like windows. Very simple actions such as replacing aging seals or adding door sills can make all the difference. To find out about all the energy and water savings possible in your home, do not hesitate to consult the ADEME website (Environment and Energy Management Agency) which provides individuals on all eco-citizen gestures.