economy minister, serge massa, will announce next Tuesday the levels of hike in the rates of gas, electricity and water that govern various regions of the country. as anticipated, All the users who have not registered in the form to retain the benefits, their subsidy will be forfeited.
But, furthermore, in the case of electricity, those asked to retain the subsidy – about 9 million households – would have a consumption limit of 400 kWh per month in terms of electricity. Above that limit, they will also start paying the full rate for incremental consumption., For example, if 500 kWh is consumed, the full rate is paid only for the additional 100 kWh.
What are the recommendations of power distribution companies and equipment manufacturers to achieve savings in consumption?
Give priority to energy efficient appliances A: Class A electrical appliances consume about 50% less energy than those with average consumption. Heaters and halogen stoves consume more energy and it is recommended to minimize their consumption.
Use devices with inverter technology, It is a system that controls the speed of the compressor so that it operates at a constant speed, more efficiently and reduces consumption.
Keep the air conditioning between 20°C and 22°C during winter and 24°C in summer Allows for great energy savings.
have good enclosures Avoid leaks of air into and out of windows that cool the environment.
Install power consumption monitor in real time to know the difference in consumption of home appliances. With these smart meters one can see the changes that occur when turning on the microwave, lighting the room or starting the washing machine, apart from being able to know the cost estimation per hour and know the monthly projection of consumption. equal footing.
use sunlight as much as possible: Locating the workspace near large windows is a good way to optimize energy and reduce light consumption.
Unplug all electrical appliances that are not being used: From cell phone chargers to stoves, unplugging them represents less energy consumption.
defrost the freezer: While not typical for winter, remaining snow on walls can create unproductive insulation, consuming up to 20% more energy.
Only turn off the screen when the computer is not being used for a short period of time, which saves power and you don’t have to wait for the computer to restart when you turn it back on. The monitor is the component that consumes the most electrical energy.
Use LED Lamps: Especially in places where long hours of illumination are needed. These types of lamps significantly reduce energy consumption. Do not use fluorescent lamps in an environment where there are many switches on and off in a short period of time; For example, bathroom. Fluorescent and halogen lamps have a mandatory energy efficiency label. Keep its labeling in mind: Class A or higher allows for greater energy savings. It is convenient to use a motion sensor that activates the light in the garage or on the sidewalk. And use outdoor lights equipped with timers that allow for daylight hours to be turned off.
Microwave is a huge consumer of energy: By generating heat at a high temperature, in a short period of time, it consumes the equivalent of three small electric burners. Avoid using the microwave to thaw food. It’s best to take it out of the fridge in advance.
According to a study by Wabi Smart Energy, a company that develops products to measure electricity consumption in real time, many homes have replaced their gas air conditioning systems with power-consuming systems. “Only 20% of the heating systems offered on the market operate with gas, the rest are electronic devices,” he says. Claudio FiguerolaCEO De Wabi Smart Energy.
On the other hand, the most consuming devices include refrigerators (744 watts), laptops (720 watts) and 43-inch smart televisions (560 watts). And if, for example, the electric kettle is used five times a day, then each time consumes 315 watts in two minutes.