Tips for Efficient Power Saving

Purchasing newer and more efficient appliances compared to older appliances does not always pay off. Since the purchase price of the most economical appliances is often higher, the purchase is often not worth it in terms of economic payback. It is often preferable to just try to influence electricity consumption a little in the normal way and not restrict it too much. However, if you have already chosen new appliances for your home, pay particular attention to energy class.
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Switching off appliances
Pressing the switch-off button on the appliance\’s controls or on the device itself does not mean that the appliance will automatically switch off and consume no more electricity. Switching off an appliance only puts it into the so-called standby mode, where it still consumes electricity and is automatically ready for use when switched on again. Running in this mode can cost thousands of crowns a year in addition to normal electricity consumption. A big plus is that the main power switch switches off the electrical appliances. Cell phone chargers, which are left plugged in long after a cell phone is charged, consume energy, as do charging cables for laptops and other electrical appliances.
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Refrigerators and freezers can account for 20% of a household\’s total energy consumption. If your refrigerator is old and outdated, it is worth considering getting a newer, more cost-effective, energy-efficient refrigerator. Purchasing a refrigerator with an energy class of A+++ is very worthwhile, often saving more than 1,000 crowns per year. Defrosting the refrigerator should be done on a regular basis, as frost can increase power consumption by up to 30%. Do not put hot or warm food in the refrigerator, and always allow it to cool completely before putting it in! Do not leave the refrigerator open for long periods of time and make sure the refrigerator seal is functioning properly.