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1.5.29 When cooking on the range, use pot lids to help food cook faster

1.5.29 When cooking on the range, use pot lids to help food cook faster Description To accelerate the cooking of meals and save energy, it is recommended to use pot lids. Benefits Reduce consumption in electricity or gas Reduce cooking time Limitations [...]

2018-01-22T08:48:54+00:00

1.5.33 Remove refrigerators from places next to heat sources

1.5.33 Remove refrigerators from places next to heat sources Description The refrigerator shall be positioned away from other appliances or any other heat sources which can transfer heat to the refrigerator. Benefits Reduce the electricity consumption of the refrigerator Extend the lifespan of the refrigerator [...]

2018-01-22T08:51:25+00:00

1.5.34 Print only necessary documents

1.5.34 Print only necessary documents Description Avoid printing unnecessary documents which could be used in digital form or pages with little information which could be transcript manually instead of printing it. Benefits Reduce the electricity consumption Avoid paper, ink and toner wasting Limitations [...]

2018-01-22T08:52:01+00:00

1.5.35 Decalcify home appliances

1.5.35 Decalcify home appliances Description Public water usually has minerals and others substances which can damage appliances which use water. The calcification generated affects the efficiency of electric resistance which could also crack. Use an acidic product (e.g. vinegar or citric acid cleaner) to maintain dishwasher, washing machine and other home appliances [...]

2018-01-22T08:52:45+00:00

1.5.36 Use dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes

1.5.36 Use dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes Description The measure proposes the use of a dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand. Benefits Reduce the electricity consumption if the domestic hot water system is electric Reduce the consumption of water Reduce the time spent to [...]

2018-01-22T08:53:09+00:00

1.5.37 Install coffee machines with thermal jug

1.5.37 Install coffee machines with thermal jug Description The measure consists in installing coffee machines with thermal jugs with vacuum insulation to keep the coffee at a right temperature for a long period avoiding heat losses. Benefits 25% of electrical consumption for each brewing is saved compared [...]

2018-01-22T08:53:37+00:00

1.5.38 Ironing efficiently

1.5.38 Ironing efficiently Description To iron in an efficient way, first the activity should be planned. Accumulate large batches of clothes and start with those which need cooler temperatures, then iron clothes which need higher temperatures and finally turn off the iron and use the stored heat energy to complete the ironing. [...]

2018-01-22T08:54:10+00:00

1.5.39 Defrost food naturally instead of using the microwave

1.5.39 Defrost food naturally instead of using the microwave Description To obtain maximum savings by defrosting food in the fridge during the night instead of using the microwave. Benefits By avoiding the use of the microwave significant savings in electricity can be reached The frosted food [...]

2018-01-22T08:54:37+00:00

1.5.40 Disconnect the fridge in case it is not working for long times

1.5.40 Disconnect the fridge in case it is not working for long times Description Disconnect the fridge if it is not going to be used for long periods, e.g. during holiday. Benefits Significant electricity savings during the period of switching off Reduction of electricity bills [...]

2018-01-22T08:54:48+00:00

1.5.41 Dry hair naturally

1.5.41 Dry hair naturally Description Let dry your hair naturally or with a towel instead of using hair dryer Benefits Reduce electricity consumption Reduce hair damages Limitations User acceptance In winter and for people with long hair, avoiding the use of [...]

2018-01-22T08:55:13+00:00