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Monthly Challenge: Smart use of electricity


Every March, Energy Efficiency Day is celebrated around the world, in honor of the first meeting of world experts focusing on this topic, held in 1998 in Austria. This day is an ideal opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of smart energy use. This is why the efficient use of electronic devices is in the focus of this month’s challenge. We bring you some simple tips to help bring this challenge into reality.


Turn off the energy “vampires”


“Vampires” are electronic devices that consume energy even when not in use, because they are not entirely turned off, but are instead on the stand-by option. Most home appliances automatically switch to this mode as it allows them to re-start quickly. This subtle use of energy has a significant effect on the total amount of energy consumed in your household over a more extended period, so remember to turn off all your appliances when they are not in use.


Use warm water wisely


Taking a bath or a shower, as well as doing laundry and dishes, are some of the most common reasons for using hot water at home. Taking shorter showers, using a dishwasher instead of washing the dishes on your own, as well as doing laundry at lower temperatures are just some of the ways to make smarter use of water, which will undoubtedly result in lowering your bills.


Consider using energy-saving gadgets


Some devices can help you control energy consumption in your home. For example, some chargers allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously, while automatically turning off when the devices when they are fully charged, thus preventing already mentioned “vampire” power consumption. Another similar device is the smart thermostat that will help you control your heating system, therefore ensuring that your living space does not heat up more than necessary.


Use light bulbs


This energy-efficient measure is among the most commonly mentioned ones. Have you ever wondered why? Because, when compared to the ordinary ones, energy-saving bulbs heat up less, which automatically means they consume less electricity. The most common reason for considering switching to LED lighting is the temperature of the colors emitted by the lamps. Hence, it is important to note that there are several types of temperature colors of energy-saving lamps, such as warm white, natural white, and cold white.