Useelectrical appliances efficiently
From the freezer in the cellar to the lamp in the attic, today's household can hardly function without electricity, and offers enormous potential for energy savings. By following our tips, you'll consume less electricity and cut your bills.
Small gestures& big savings
Unplug your appliances
- Switch off Wi-Fi when not in use.
- Switch off appliances completely, without leaving them on standby. A power strip with an on/off switch can simplify the complete shutdown of several appliances.
- Unplug chargers after use.
- Switch off the coffee machine immediately after use.
Choose LED lighting
LED lamps consume less energy than older bulbs. Equip your home with LED bulbs to save money, but don't multiply them as this will reduce the benefit.
Efficient use of oven and hob
- Put a lid on the pans.
- Prefer the kettle to the saucepan for heating water.
- Avoid preheating the oven, as this saves around 20% energy.
- Use the oven's rotating heat function and save up to 15% electricity compared with the top and bottom heat functions.
- Switch off your glass-ceramic hob or oven 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time and enjoy the residual heat.
- Check the hood filter once or twice a month, and clean it if necessary to facilitate extraction.
Keep appliances cold
- Keep cooling appliances (such as refrigerators) away from heat sources (hobs, ovens, radiators, etc.).
- Allow food to cool before placing in the fridge.
- Avoid opening the refrigerator door too often or for too long.
- Defrosting food in the refrigerator cools the interior of the appliance, using less electricity.
- Defrost your appliances regularly.
Wash more economically
- Run the dishwasher only when it is full.
- Choose the "economy" program without rinsing the dishes first.
- Clean it regularly, as 1mm of scale on a heating element leads to an increase in electricity consumption of around 10%.
- Wash your clothes at the lowest possible temperature (20-30°C) and use your appliance's energy-saving programs to save water and electricity.
Air-dry your laundry
- Dry your laundry in the open air. However, if you dry them in your home, remember to air them regularly to prevent mold formation.
- Use the tumble dryer with a full drum and well wrung clothes.