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Energy savings advice - Low Voltage

Appliances

Kitchen - oven

  • Do not open and close the oven while in operation, as 20% of the heat is lost every time you open it. Avoid unnecessary preheating and clean the stoves and oven regularly.
  • Use the microwave oven, if you have one, to heat up small amounts of food.
  • Put the lid on the pot when boiling water, to reach boiling point sooner and with less energy consumed.
  • Utensils must have the same size as the stoves, as you will waste 20%-30% more electricity when cooking if the basis of the utensil is smaller by 1-2 cm. Prefer a pressure cooker, as this will help you save 30%-60% in electricity and 80% in time.

Refrigerators - freezers

  • The refrigerator must be placed far from a cooker, radiator or direct sunlight. By correctly placing it, you will ensure 30% savings in consumption.
  • As it functions around the clock, when purchasing it, it is very important to choose one with a low energy consumption rating, as shown on the energy label that now exists on all modern appliances.
  • Defrost it regularly. When there are 5 mm of ice accumulated, this may increase electricity consumption by 30%.
  • When you leave the house for long periods of time, unplug the refrigerator after emptying and cleaning it, and leave the door open.
  • Wait for the food to cool off before you put it in the refrigerator.]
  • To ensure up to 15% electricity savings, adjust the temperature at 7oC in the refrigerator and at -18oC in the freezer.
  • The door rubber seal must be clean and tight-fitting. You must not keep the door open for a long time unnecessarily.
  • Make sure that the refrigerator’s ventilation gaps are not covered, as well as that the piping on the back is clean and at least 5 cm far from the wall.

Small appliances

  • Prefer smaller appliances, as they typically consume less electricity.
  • Do not leave appliances on when not using them.
  • When choosing an appliance, check its electricity consumption rating, as there are differences between them.
  • The TV set, video player and stereo keep consuming electricity when you turn them off using the remote control. That is why you should turn them off using the switch on the appliance, when you are not using them.

Washing machine

  • Operate it at a lower temperature as it has been proved that clothes are cleaned equally well at 60oC as they are at 90oC, whereas the new programs and detergents available ensure perfect cleaning even at 40oC.
  • You’d better use the washing machine’s capacity to the full and fill it uniformly.
  • To ensure that it functions better, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Shut off water supply when you are absent.
  • Use the solar water heater to supply hot water to the washing machine.
  • When purchasing a new washing machine, choose one that consumes smaller amounts of water and can be connected to a solar water heater.

Dishwasher

  • Use the dishwasher’s capacity to the full and fill it uniformly.
  • To ensure that it functions better, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Shut off water supply when you are absent.
  • When purchasing a new dishwasher, choose one that consumes less water and electricity.

Water heater

  • Choose a solar water heater instead of an electric one, as it can meet 70% of your annual need for hot water, which translates into electricity savings.
  • Do not let the water heater on unnecessarily. Switch it on only in accordance with your need for hot water.
  • Prefer a shower than a bath in the tub, as the former will consume 3 times less electricity and water.

Lighting

  • Allow as much natural light as possible into all areas.
  • Prefer adjustable blinds instead of curtains, to better adjust natural light.
  • Paint the walls of your house in light colors, to make the environment brighter.
  • Use low lighting generally and add brighter lighting locally, as needed.
  • Switch off the lights where you don’t need them.
  • Low-energy lamps may be a little more expensive, but their lifetime is eight times longer and consume four times less electricity than common incandescence lamps, while emitting the same amount of light. For your own safety as well as for environmental reasons, careful end-of-life management and disposal of such lamps is required. You may obtain information about it at the points of sale.
  • You must clean lamps and lighting fixtures regularly.

Indoor heating and air conditioning

The first step you need to take to save energy in a building is to protect it from the cold and heat by reducing heat loss. Also, as air conditioners pollute and heat the environment and entail significant energy costs, you may consider different methods to keep your home cool. You can do that by taking the following steps:

  • Any cracks in doors and windows must be sealed with self-adhesive tapes available on the market or silicone.
  • You should avoid too much ventilation in the areas you want to heat.
  • Outdoor temperature is low at night. So close the shutters and curtains to keep the heat inside.
  • Replace single glazing panes with thermal-insulated double glazing.
  • Add heat insulation on the roof of the building.
  • Apply an insulating material on the walls.

Heating

  • Utilize solar energy. On winter days, let the sunlight into the building through southern windows.
  • In areas with independent heating, adjust the thermostat at a maximum temperature of 20oC. You will spend 7% more energy for just one more degree. If the area is too hot and you wish to open the windows, make sure first that the system is off.
  • Covering radiators reduces their efficiency significantly.
  • Have the burner and boiler properly maintained and cleaned by a specialized technician every summer.

Air conditioning - cooling

  • Depending on the orientation of each window, choose an appropriate shading system and install awnings.
  • If you have a yard or garden, take advantage of the surroundings by planting trees, to shade your building and create a more favorable ‘microclimate’.
  • Use light colors on the external walls and rooftops.
  • Low energy lamps and appliances generate less heat in the area than the corresponding energy-consuming ones.
  • To create effective perpendicular ventilation, you may utilize skylights, ventilation chimneys, openings above staircases in conjunction with openings at low points in the building.
  • When the weather is too hot, ventilate the area only at night.
  • Roof-mounted fans are a very good solution as they will keep you cool while consuming minimum energy. Or you can use floor-mounted fans.
  • When purchasing an air conditioner, ask about its energy consumption rating, as its use in the summer will increase your electricity bill costs.
  • Consult with a specialized engineer in order to choose an air conditioner that meets the needs of the relevant space. If you want to air condition an entire apartment or building, have a technical study prepared.
  • Use a wall-mounted thermometer to check the area’s temperature, so that it is not lower than 26oC in the summer.
  • When the air conditioner is on, make sure that all windows are closed.
  • Follow closely the manufacturer’s instructions on how to install, maintain and clean the air conditioner and its filters.

Source: https://www.eac.com.cy






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