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How To Save Energy At Home?

Here Are A Series Of Tips That Will Allow You To Save Energy At Home.

Person holding a cell phone charger

The pandemic forced us to stay at home and with this both online classes and the home office increased, which has made us increase our electricity consumption at home. Photo: Unsplash

LatinAmerican Post | Theoscar Mogollón González

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We live in a modern world where electrical energy has become an increasingly indispensable need in our daily lives. The pandemic forced us to stay at home and with this both online classes and work from home increased, which has made us increase our electricity consumption at home. Faced with such a situation, many people have begun to become aware of how to efficiently use their electrical appliances to help the environment. 

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Depending on the habits of each individual, electricity consumption can reach such high levels that it considerably affects our environment. Fortunately, both people and companies have already started to apply certain saving methods so that they have a positive impact on the world. Reducing the electrical energy of our appliances will not only save us money but also avoid the energy waste that has led to global warming.

Take care of the environment while saving your money

Earth is our only home and therefore we must take care of it at any cost. Saving electricity from home is simple and helps to reduce environmental pollution. That is why we have brought a series of tips for your to use on your appliances. 

Know the energy labeling of your appliances

Very few know about this, but in each electrical appliance (refrigerator, washing machine, freezer, dishwasher, among others) there is information on the type of consumption and other complementary data that they have throughout their life. Each energy efficiency class is grouped into categories ranging from letter A (the most efficient) to D (high consumption). Although the most efficient ones are the most expensive, in the future both our electricity bill and the environment will benefit from this purchase. 

Use regulators for your devices

This is one of the oldest and most effective pieces of advice that experts usually give. In a world where there are more and more electrical appliances that we must have connected, voltage regulators are an indispensable tool so that they do not consume so much energy. This will also protect your appliances from blackouts or sudden electric shocks.

Remember to disconnect the charger!

Whether for leisure, watching online classes or working from home, many of us forget to disconnect our laptop or cell phone charger, something that always causes excessive electricity consumption when we are not using them. That is why experts recommend checking if the battery of the devices works correctly and connecting them only when they require it.

Use appliances with common sense

Whether they are large or small, the electrical appliances that we have at home must be used consciously so as not to waste so much electricity and take care of the environment and our pocket. The refrigerator is the one that consumes the most and therefore it is necessary to check that its door closes hermetically and does not let cold escape. Also, it is preferable to use the iron when there is a large amount of garments, since it requires a high consumption of energy to reach its optimum temperature.

For their part, both the washing machine and the dishwasher should be used with full loads and short programs. With regard to the oven, it is important to keep it at the right temperature, neither too cold nor too hot, and remember not to open its door while it is on.

Why is it important to save energy?

The years continue to advance and greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to climate change, so it has been necessary to find all kinds of methods to regulate them. These gases retain the sun's heat within the atmosphere, which ends up causing an exaggerated increase in temperature on Earth. Although many of these gases are natural, humans have also contributed so that global warming continues to be generated excessively. Given this, it is important to encourage people to change their habits to better use energy.

The benefits of saving energy not only improve the economy of our homes and workplaces, but they will give our environment more breathing space by reducing the consumption of natural resources. Regardless of the country where you are, take note of these tips so that you can extend the health of your family and our planet Earth.