Challenge of the Month: Improve the Energy Efficiency of your Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, messages on the importance of staying home are being sent daily. Experts point out that the responsible behavior of each individual is crucial for B&H, but also the rest of the world, to win this battle. If you, too, were one of those who adapted their daily routine so that staying at home is possible, this month’s challenge is tailor-made for you. We bring you some simple tips to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home and thus help reduce your energy bills.

Think about your habits

To reduce energy consumption in your home, it is not necessary to undergo a renovation of your living space or to replace all of the appliances. Energy savings can also be achieved through simple behavior changes. For example, do you turn off the light when leaving the room? Do you switch off devices you do not use? Do you always close the faucet when brushing your teeth or doing the dishes? These often neglected habits can significantly help you reduce your home’s energy consumption.

Dry your laundry outside

Spring is officially here and with it comes warmer weather, meaning you no longer have an excuse to use the dryer. Instead, let nature do the work and therefore reduce electricity consumption in your home.

Use the sunlight

Switching to daylight saving time has extended our day by a full hour, and you should make use of it. If you have blinds and shutters, remove them, and use sunlight instead of artificial light. At the same time, this will contribute to reducing energy bills as it will simultaneously be a source of light and heat.

Adjust the temperature on the thermostat

Another benefit of warmer weather is the fact it warms up our living space. For this reason, it is essential to adjust the temperature of your home’s thermostat to prevent unnecessary energy consumption.

Use cold water

Water heating is one of the main reasons for daily energy consumption. Therefore, if not necessary, opt for cold water when turning on the washing machine and dishes. This will certainly help reduce your energy bill.