The application is valid for both individuals and companies. While Russia has reduced or reduced its gas exports, and the government has announced that it plans to restart the coal-fired power plant in Saint-Avold, in Moselle, next winter, the French should therefore consume less. Already in March, the head of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE), Jean-Francois Karenco, made the same request.
So how do you achieve this effort? A brief overview of some simple actions that allow everyone to reduce energy needs while saving money.
The little things in everyday life
They raise your electric bill when they’re useless: Equipment put on standby. Coffee makers, TV, food processors, computers … a lot of devices that we advise you to plug into multiple sockets to turn them off more easily. “Turning them off can save up to 10% on your electric bill (excluding heating), as well as maintaining equipment,” According to the Environmental Transformation Agency (Ademe).
Other energy-saving tips include turning off the lights when you leave the room. Putting a lid on the container in which you boil water consumes 25% less energy.
The “Eco” program of your washing machine saves water and energy even if the cycle is longer. Admittedly, the soaking and washing time is longer, but the water heating is less.
Change the heating method?
This summer, fans are preferred over air conditioners, especially portable ones. According to Ademe, a Class A portable air conditioner with a power of 2.5 kW has a budget of more than “130 euros for one month of use and can consume up to 2.5 times more than a stationary air conditioner”, and almost 30 times more than a fan.
Insulating your home in anticipation of the upcoming winter is also an effective solution. France Renov suggests testing his eligibility for state assistance.
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