Five tips to lower your electricity consumption

Watts is not only set up to create innovative solutions for more transparent and price-conscious electricity consumption in Danish homes. It has just as much been launched to expand Danish electricity consumers' awareness of the climate.

Date 12.10.21

Watts is not only set up to create innovative solutions for more transparent and price-conscious electricity consumption in Danish homes. It has just as much been launched to expand danish electricity consumers' awareness of the climate. And to facilitate with good advice and green initiatives that can help reduce CO2 emissions from our respective power consumption. Not only in terms of maximum emphasis on electricity from renewable energy sources, but equally in terms of savings on the very same electricity.

It's not without reason that Watts was born under the slogan 'The greenest power is the power you don't use' because ultimately it benefits all parties when saving power. Your wallet, but above all also the climate.

Here are 5 tips you can use for the household in your everyday life to lower your electricity consumption, cut part of your electricity bill and ultimately reduce CO2 emissions from your power consumption.

Fill up the sink and save power. And water!

Of course, the price of a laundry varies depending on the energy label of your washing machine. But in addition, you can further lower both water and electricity consumption by maximizing your washing. To the best of your ability, postpone your upcoming laundry until you have enough laundry to fill the entire drum with clothes. This avoids too much unnecessary extra washing. A quarter of the laundry saved per time makes a big difference in the total annual amount of washing. And it can be seen and felt on both the climate and electricity bills in the long run.

Read also: What does a kWh cost

Turn down the washing temperature

While you're doing the big wash, consider in the same breath whether that sink can settle for a lower temperature than usual. A sink is not just a cooking sink and a regular sink. It does not take all the time in the world to dig a sod deeper into the different laundry to further differentiate the washing temperature.

Plain clothes such as t-shirts, trousers, sweaters and jackets can easily settle for 20 degrees rather than 40, and slightly dirty towels, bed linen and underwear also do just fine with a washing temperature of 40 rather than 60. Studies have shown that up to 100 kWh[i] can be saved annually by differentiating the temperature to suit the laundry in question.

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Let the sun and wind dry the clothes

Most households with washing machines also have a dryer. In this connection, it has almost become a blind habit to throw the freshly washed clothes directly into the dryer immediately. And this is done without considering whether the clothes could now not be as effectively dried by hanging in the open air.

Virtually everyone has either a garden, balcony or backyard, where there is free air circulation and where a cheap drying rack will be able to handle the task just as well – and completely free! All summer is an obvious outdoor nature dryer, as is warm spring days and early autumn days. If there is good ventilation somewhere in the home, or if you even have access to a basement or drying room, you will be able to dry the clothes naturally all year round.

According to the latest statistics[ii],it is estimated that a family of 4 makes 160 tumble dryers in a year. Depending on the energy labelling of the dryer, this corresponds to an annual consumption of between 156 kWh and 546 kWh. Converted in danish kroner, it runs into a price between DKK 2 and 7 per tumble dryer. There is thus a clear saving to be made from CO2 and the electricity bill here.

The afrim freezer - it pays off

It is not only out of space shortages and purely aesthetic that one should de-de-de-de-freeze your freezer regularly. It creates savings on electricity bills and good deeds for the environment. An oversized freezer just needs a lot more energy to keep the extra accumulated ice cream frozen. As soon as you de-de-de-de-ming it, there's not only extra storage space, there's also a lot of private budget and climate change.

Use Watts and get the chromed overview

You can test the effects of the different councils yourself by reading them directly in Watts Energy Assistant. Here you not only get a clear insight into your consumption, you can also read when on the day, there is the most power from renewable energy sources. If the household is even carried by one or more smart technological products, you will be able to connect the different products together in intelligent smart control via the app.
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