Do you want to reduce your energy consumption? Small daily actions will allow you to achieve significant energy savings. Heating, lighting, ventilation are all elements of equipment that influence your energy expenditure. They can quickly become energy consuming and increase the monthly amount on your bill. To reduce it, simple gestures and good habits are to be adopted. Here is a quick tour of the different options with an expert. With the TXU Energy Reviews you can expect the best now.
Control the heating of your home
Heating accounts for 60% of energy expenditure. The insulation of your building must limit the heat loss from your home. However, harsh winter will result in an increase in your consumption. In this case, it is important that you do not overheat your interior.
The figure is known, but it is worth remembering, one more degree of temperature is 7 to 10% off additional consumption on average on the amount of your bill. To limit pain while ensuring good comfort at home, we recommend that you aim for an average temperature of 19 ° C. If your accommodation has poor energy performance and is more the result of a thermal colander, you will need to undertake a minimum of work changing windows, exterior or interior insulation to reduce your bills.
Above all, never seal the air vents, even in winter. You prevent the air from being renewed and participate in the increase in the humidity. However, the suspended water particles cool the air, creating a feeling of cold despite the heating.
Ensure the use of domestic hot water
This is a very important position. It represents half of your energy consumption. If your accommodation is BBC’s low consumption building or designed according to the 2012 thermal regulations, it is often the largest item of energy expenditure in your home. It is up to you to reverse the trend by changing your habits. For example, by favoring showers over baths, you will reduce your water consumption by four. A shower of four to five minutes is 30 to 80 liters while a bath can consume up to 200 liters.
Lower your lighting expenses
Even if lighting represents the lowest share of energy consumption in homes, be careful not to waste it. We advise you to use low-consumption LEDs and bulbs which allow you to consume 4 to 5 times less electricity.
Please note, some lighting devices include built-in LEDs which cannot be changed in the event of a breakdown. Even if they have a long lifespan, changing the ceiling lamp each time the lamp no longer works is not necessarily the most cost-effective and attractive solution for the planet.
Prefer energy-efficient ventilation
A mechanical ventilation system operates continuously to promote better air quality in the home. The consequence: it consumes energy. The most widespread system is humidity controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV). Be sure to maintain it regularly for it to function properly. To go further, the dual-flow VMC uses the heat present in your home to preheat the air coming from outside.
Limit the use of your air conditioning
Use natural ventilation over air conditioning. For example, encourage drafts at night to cool your home. More efficient air fans can also be used.