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How to save electricity when I go on a trip?
When we go on a trip we think a lot about everything we are going to find wherever we go, but we do not stop to think about what we leave at home.
One of the most important things, in addition to protecting our home, is to prevent it from continuing to use energy when we are away or to use as little energy as possible.
What can we turn off when we leave?
If you don’t have pets, turn off all air conditioning systems in your home. If you have pets, you can set the system at a temperature of 21 degrees if it is winter and 28 degrees in summer, so that it does not operate at maximum but maintains a good temperature for your pet.
If you have hot water heating, if it runs on gas, put the system in automatic mode; in case your heating is electric, turn the system off. When you return, remember to turn it on at least one hour before showering, or the water will not be hot.
It’s true that a house with the lights off for a long time is a reef for burglars, but leaving the lights on is a waste. You can leave a small lamp (with an LED bulb) on to scare away thieves.
The electrical panel of a house is separated according to the zones of the house. If we are going to leave all appliances or devices disconnected, we can also disconnect the electrical panel, and the house will not consume anything in our absence.
What can I leave unplugged?
- Anything with an external power source such as a computer or cell phone charger. If you want to save on your electricity bill, it is also a good idea to switch them off whenever you are not using them, as they use energy.
- Stand by or sleep mode: Everything that has the possibility of standby or remote control, is not fully on, consuming, even if it is little, electricity. Just so you see, standby wastes 11% of your electricity bill.
- Modems and routers: it is clear that, in your absence, a Wifi connection is not necessary in your home.
- Small household appliances
- Washers and dryers: just like remote-controlled systems, smart appliances continue to use electricity even when they are “off”, so unplug them in your absence so that they do not consume electricity.
- Refrigerator: If you are going away for a long time, and you have emptied the entire refrigerator and freezer, you can unplug it. In addition, disconnecting and emptying the refrigerator and freezer from time to time is good for their proper functioning and service life. If you have not finished with everything there is, throwing it away is not worth it, since the cost of a fridge in a month can be between 9 and 17 euros, depending on your tariff.