How to limit your power consumption at home?

Published on : 24 January 20222 min reading time
Homes are often very energy-intensive. Indeed, the bigger the household, the higher the bill. Large hot water tanks, several cast iron radiators, and big heat consumption all add up. It should be noted that gas heating provides a comfortable temperature by providing diffuse and gentle heat.

Tips for reducing energy waste

It is not advisable to heat a large flat solely with an old energy-consuming electric radiator. Indeed, electric heating is cost-effective in most situations, as it can be activated electrically with a ground source heat pump or an air/water heat exchanger. These installations represent a certain initial investment that could consume less energy in the long run. To reduce energy wastage, it is recommended that you use an electricity comparator. Depending on certain climatic conditions, the mixed heating solution combined with thermal insulation can save you annual costs. In southern regions, modern connected radiators can be a backup solution for mild winters.

Matching power provided to household consumption

It is very important for large family households to adjust the electricity provided to their consumption patterns. The power of the house is the maximum number of electrical appliances that should be used simultaneously. For instance, let’s say that an average house with a relatively big surface uses 9 kVa of power, for large houses with heated pools or energy-intensive installations, 12 kVa meters must be provided. In addition, the electricity in your home is dependent on energy-consuming appliances such as electric water heaters, washing machines, and heated indoor swimming pools. 

Picking the right electrical appliance for your home

It is crucial that you pick the right type of electrical household appliance to reduce energy costs, especially if your house is fairly big. Older fridges and dishwashers are very energy-intensive, whether they are bought cheaper or just inherited. A large house will certainly have a separate freezer or tumble dryer that you use frequently. For a better choice of appliances, refer to the label indicating the energy class. The newest connected appliances such as TVs, computers and gaming accessories use less energy when switched off at night. If you want to do this more often, you can use a switch to connect all your screens to a multi-socket.

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