In the times of economic crisis that we live in today, we more focused on saving money than usual, so all the tips that allow us to save energy and therefore spend less money are well received.
But energy saving is something that we should be constantly implement in our lives, not only because we spend less money but also because it is absolutely necessary to preserve the environment.
Most of the appliances we use daily emit harmful gases, mainly carbon dioxide (CO2), which is responsible for accelerating climate change, which in turn leads to increased health problems (respiratory diseases, dermatological disorders, cancer).
We should therefore be very careful about the way in which we use them in our daily lives. In this article, we will review the best tips to save energy at home.
Close the windows and lower the shutters during the warmer hours. A fan consumes less energy than an air conditioner, but if you chose it, place it in a shaded part of the house. Close the windows when in use, keep the filters clean and regulate the temperature at about 22-24 °C.
This way it is possible to maintain the minimum energy expenditure using the air conditioning, besides that it brings other economic benefits that will be of much help in the future.
Good thermal insulation ensures a more optimal temperature inside the houses. For this, the best is double-glazing windows and the insulations in the exterior enclosures so that this insulation works efficiently, and thus provides a huge benefit to obtain more heat or cold as the case may be.
This would be one of the most important tips to keep a home fresh, enjoyable and energy-saving.
The household appliances are divided according to their energy efficiency with letters ranging from A to G. The letters are accompanied by signs + or – to clarify the classification further.
Household appliances are more expensive, but it is worth investing in them because the electricity bill will be lower and the price difference will be repaid in the medium term.
Clothes are best washed in cold water or at very low temperatures, as 90% of the electricity consumed by a washing machine is to heat the water. It is necessary to fill the washing machine and use economic programs WITHOUT pre-washes. In addition, current detergents are the same or more effective in cold water.
It is advisable to clean the filters of the household appliances frequently to guarantee a smaller consumption. Good maintenance is essential not to overspend. With these tips your home will be certified in energy saving, you’ll have a greener home that is friendly to the environment and thus help to lower global energy consumption.
It is estimated that by the year 2025 the world population will increase by 2.9 billion people and that by the year 2030 we will require 60% more energy than today. An energy source that, as the situation seems to go, we will not have.
In this matter, energy-saving alternatives seem extremely necessary. That’s why we are always looking for the latest in saving and producing alternative energy to preserve the environment.
Most of these actions cannot be implemented at home, but in others, if you want to contribute. In addition, in some way we have to help the environment, each of us must provide a little time to care for the planet.
In this article, we will see some technological solutions to save energy in our homes and maintain a healthy environment.
These devices are designed to detect the presence of people to activate the lighting of a room, hallways or any other part of our homes. The presence switches will help us to save energy because they only activate the lighting when it is necessary.
It is highly recommended to install them in hallways, stairs, and receptions, i.e., in crowded places where you can easily forget to turn off the lights, thus achieve greater energy savings and a more modern home.
Having solar panels installed in the home is one of the best investments that can be made in terms of energy saving. We can get much of the energy we use in the house for free. It is however not a definitive replacement to the grid unless it is combined with other clean energy systems like the wind (which is very inadequate in cities). However, the electrical network should be used as a backup in unexpected situations.
With these alternative energy options, we will have clean and lasting energy in our homes, as well as being able to save energy in an efficient way and then be able to support the maintenance of the environment.
Photovoltaic solar energy is a source that produces electricity of renewable origin, obtained directly from solar radiation using a semiconductor device called a photovoltaic cell, or by deposition of metals on a substrate called ‘thin-film solar cell’.
Due to a series of processes, it is capable of generating energy and thus, contributing at the same time with the environment for greater stability.
Photovoltaic solar energy is used both to produce electricity at homes or ships that already have a power supply. It also supplies cottages or houses isolated from the electrical grid of the most varied characteristics due to the growing demand for renewable energies.
In this article, we’ll see why the production of solar cells and photovoltaic systems has considerably advanced in recent years.
Many users see this sustainable energy as a way to substantially reduce their utility bill. This is definitely one of the main advantages not to mention the main. We will get this energy at a more affordable rate than any other since its maintenance costs are lower, we can spend more than 20 years without changing tank modules. The guarantees are pretty good too.
In some countries there are subsidies. At first, when it began to implant, great subsidies were offered to finance this initiative. At the end of the day, it’s very advantageous in time. There are more and fewer subsidies for this purpose, but you can consult it in your home country and thus obtain this source of energy for your household or business.
Maintenance is cheap. The maintenance of the solar panels is really low. If you want to install it in your house, it is possible that with a single cleaning a year is enough. It could require even two, but no more.
With this solar energy source, you will be able to have much higher electrical efficiency and at a low cost, so it is one of the best technologies to invest in this new year.
The growth of renewable energies is conditioned by the energy policies of governments, by investment in research and by the change of attitude of citizens towards responsible consumption.
However, more and more people are concerned about reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere and maximizing the resources of the environment in their day to day lives in order to achieve a much cleaner world.
There are some types of little-known renewable energies that individually can supply, if not completely, most of the energy needs of a home, and it is the duty of each person to inform themselves of what they are since they can later be most commonly used all over the world.
In this article, we will take a look at those renewable energies that are practically unknown and how they would help the world.
It is a type of energy that takes advantage of the heat energy that contains the air of the environment and is in constant renovation through the solar energy that receives the terrestrial crust.
The thermal heat pumps transform the heat into energy, regardless of the temperature of the outside and both in winter and summer.
It allows reaching temperatures above 60 °c, which makes this renewable can replace conventional heating systems, and also, with the same system, refrigerate a house in the summer months.
Geothermics uses the energy stored in the form of heat that is below the surface of the Earth. The weather conditions do not influence its use, it is available the 365 days of the year 24 hours a day.
It can supply 100% of the heating needs and the consumption of hot water of a house or building, with the possibility of being used as refrigeration in summer.
This renewable energy completely eliminates the dependence of other fossil fuels, however, it requires an external installation (ground drilling) and interior (installation of thermal floors).
Biomass is another type of energy obtained from organic compounds transformed by natural processes. It is the organic matter originated through a biological process, spontaneous or provoked, usable as a source of energy. It is clean and its residues are biodegradable.
In addition, due to human activity CO2 is produced continuously with maximum utilization of the matter. That’s why renewable energy is being installed in many places in the world, through the construction of large biomass plants.
All three are energies that reduce CO2 emissions and are alternatives to traditional electricity consumption. Only through research new methods are improved to take advantage of the resources that nature gives us.