Modern appliances save energy and you will love them for their convenience.
The easiest way to save energy with household appliances is to replace your old, inefficient ones with new equipment. New technologies in washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers etc. can easily save 30% or even more energy compared to old appliances.
Energy saving with household appliances
Household appliances come with labels which indicate their energy efficiency category. With these labels, it is easy to select energy-efficient equipment. Your specialised retailer will be happy to help.
Please note: new household appliances will only help you save energy and money if you really dispose of their old predecessors properly and do not use them as alternative or additional equipment in your basement or garage.
Changing your habits: energy saving doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Buying new appliances is one thing, but you can also save energy with your old equipment. Simply change your habits with your existing appliances and optimise their efficiency. Here are some examples of how to do this:
- There is a lid for every pot - use it!
- Switch off your stove before you are done cooking and use the heat the plates have stored.
- Use small appliances, e.g. boil water in an electric kettle instead of on the stove.
- Fill up your dishwasher, washing machine or dryer to full capacity. Don't do things by halves!
- Many appliances have an energy-saving mode - use it!
- Do not place cooling appliances next to sources of heat such as radiators or other electric appliances.
- Do not set the temperature of your cooling appliances too low.
- Regularly clean and maintain your appliances, e.g. remove dust from the back of your fridge and defrost it.
Keep an eye on your consumption ... and on your purse
Consumption experts who keep an eye on their energy use can influence it more easily, spot the reasons for high consumption and find solutions. Checking your meter regularly can help you in this task.