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Energy-saving tips


There are easy ways to reduce your energy consumption and thereby your impact on the climate, and there is no need to make major changes in your everyday life.

Generally

  • Switch to LED and low-energy lamps
  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room
  • Turn off the TV, computer, and electronics that are not in use - avoid standby mode
  • Unplug chargers that are not in use
  • Multiple sockets with a circuit-breaker make it easy to turn off several devices and chargers at once


In the kitchen

  • When boiling water, use a kettle or a saucepan with the lid on
  • Make sure the pots and pans are the same size as the hobs you are using
  • Allow the food to cool before putting it in the fridge/freezer
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator instead of in the microwave


In the bathroom

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth
  • Shower quickly and efficiently - turn off the water when soaping up
  • Report faults such as a dripping tap or leaking toilet.


In the laundry room

  • Air your clothes, wash only when necessary
  • Make sure the machine is full when washing
  • Don’t wash at an overly high temperature, 30–40 degrees is enough if clothes are only lightly soiled
  • Run the Eco program for lightly soiled laundry and the normal program for tougher dirt
  • Use a drying cabinet rather than a tumble dryer (your clothes will also last longer)
  • If you have space, dry your clothes on a drying rack at home

Latest update September 30, 2022