Electricity is an expensive and perishable product. Not used well and at the right time, it is lost in vain and without a trace. Every second, some invisible substance performs a series of difficult actions necessary for us. It forces devices to work to provide light and heat to homeowners, to heat water, preserve and prepare food. We pay a lot of money for your assistance, but we don't know how to save at all. Well thought-out energy efficiency saves huge costs. In this article, we'll look at all the ways to save energy at home.
Save is the main event set motto.
If a meter were constantly hanging in front of the spa owner, he would understand without hesitation which units consume the most electricity. It's true that even without a light meter, energy-hungry consumers show the most tangible appetites: electric heaters, a boiler, a pump, and so on. It appears that its functionality must be protected, but limitations in the equipment's operation will significantly reduce the degree of convenience. So let's follow a different method. Let's understand how and where electricity is wasted, and then we'll eliminate the prerequisites.
Let's deal with the components of the general opinion "convenience" that require electrical energy, they are: Heat production. In the bathroom, it occupies the dominant space, unlike the objects of habitation, where the main positions are occupied by light. Lighting. Despite the fact that in hygienic buildings it is not customary to recite, as in a library, and to use a computer, the explanation is still a significant topic of sauna energy costs.
Technical bathroom equipment. The rational introduction of sauna units and the use of economizers will ensure a successful solution to energy saving problems. There are popular and technical advice on how to save electricity at all three points. If the building owner takes into account and enters most of them, the costs will go down.
The first active step towards energy conservation will be the replacement of old wiring. A lot of electricity is wasted in "holes" in the insulation of old wiring. How can you keep warm? Let's start with the fact that Heat Saving is a combination of expedient waste of energy consumed by heaters with greater preservation of the acquired thermal substance. It is clearer that appliances need to work only when there is a need for their functionality, and the heat acquired does not flow into the street through cracks, ice bridges and open windows.
Mechanical ways to save electricity in a private home
Saving energy for the heat in the bathhouse will help: Immaculately made thermal insulation of the building's structural surfaces: walls, ceiling, floor; Installation of sealed wooden windows or sealed plastic window systems; Using door closers to automatically close the curtain. Bathroom owners, who have managed to eliminate all the possible "holes" in thermal insulation, will cut costs by at least 40% because the rather expensive heat will no longer heat the street. Even if wood or gas heating is arranged in the sauna building, electricity costs will decrease. In fact, for the formation of a comfortable temperature, it will not be necessary to turn on electric heaters.
Reasonable use of heating devices
So that more heat is produced and stored, and costs are much lower, popular wisdom and energy engineers recommend:
- Equip the bath with devices for greater heat transfer, with a larger radiation area and good thermal conductivity;
- Don't overlook popular tricks too much. For example, place a simple heat-reflecting screen made of foil glued to cardboard between the radiator and the wall in the rec room;
- Equip all devices with energy saving devices: automatic thermostats or simple thermostats. It's worth taking advantage of innovative methods of regulating heat transfer to save electricity. Especially if the heating of the building is entrusted to electronic equipment.
For lovers of technical progress, the following device is strongly recommended:
- Programmable thermostats that allow you to set the temperature required for bathing for a week, a day, an hour.
- Timed outlets that control equipment according to a schedule convenient for owners. Overload optimizers for wiring, similar to the oel-820 device, evenly distributing the capacity among a pair of electricity consumers.
- The optimizer automatically redistributes the load, transferring it from one device to another, according to the principle of a swing. From a radiator to your twin, for example, or from a water heater to a kettle.
Nobody has difficulty connecting the automation device. They are simply plugged into an outlet by the type of connection adapters.
Energy savings when using lighting
The economic views of coverage are inadequate and differ from previous postulates. Likewise, perfect cable insulation is required to stop electrical leakage and associated cost overruns. By analogy, it's best to use devices only when necessary. It is advisable to equip the wiring with controllers.
Turn off the light when leaving
You cannot dispute the energy-saving axiom provided. And why it contradicts the truth. Let us remember, however, is it possible, in reality, to strictly observe this rule? Given the traditional non-binding human nature, the industry is persistent in providing us with very useful devices that automatically turn off the lights. These are infrared motion detectors that can be equipped with a dressing room. He, without the help of others, will set fire and extinguish the lamp when a moving object is found in the trusted terrain. So literally no one will forget to turn off the light on their way out.
Rational arrangement of lighting devices
Bathrooms are traditionally electrified by analogy with apartments and houses. A shared light fixture installed in the center of the ceiling provides even lighting for everyone in the dressing room and break room. The beams of a huge, energy-consuming device don't constantly hit corners and distant points. Therefore, the walls of bath buildings are often equipped with additional peripheral lamps. They are more practical and use less energy one and a half times.
And they are used more often than the main fixture for bathroom lighting. This begs the question: maybe the main lighting monster isn't needed in the bath? Steam rooms and laundry facilities were not discussed. Requires no more than one, less often 2 moisture resistant lamps. They are usually only fixed to the walls or ceiling. The main thing is to choose a good model. So a win-win seal was placed between the ceiling and the body, sealing the fusion. And also for the cable entry space to be sealed.
Saving energy with energy saving light bulbs
If you are seriously intrigued about how to effectively save electricity in practice, then the idea of an energy saving light is essential. A typical incandescent lamp "uses" in an hour two, or even three times more than its economical successor and ten times more LEDs. The lifetime of a conventional lamp is ridiculous when compared to advanced lighting solutions. It is true that last century ownership is significantly smaller. But after switching to innovative lighting methods, energy consumption is reduced by almost a third.
Before buying energy saving light bulbs, check the range they emit. Warm light (2500K to 4000K) will be more pleasing to the eye than the Invigorating Day Palette (4000K - 5000K range). Cold radiation with a bluish color (5000K - 6500K) is somewhat strong, it is used in utility rooms and other seldom visited rooms. Dimmers are the dream of a true economy.
Replacing conventional switches with dimmers is a decisive step towards optimal energy efficiency. With its support, the radiation saturation, together with the energy consumption, can be adjusted simply and simply. It is necessary that the light turns on intensely, turn the knob - increase. No need, they've dimmed the glare a bit and saved money along the way. Dimmers can be set to turn devices on and off smoothly, which is very suitable for your vision. The eyes of bathhouse owners and their guests will not be irritated by flashing flashes.
It is important to note that not all types of energy saving lamp models are compatible with the operation of dimmers. Irregular fit can damage them. If the item "dimmability" is listed in the instructions of the energy saving device, together with the dimmer, it will work stably.
Of course, you will have to pay for all the innovations. And the amount can be daunting at first. However, believe me, all costs will be paid soon. Also, if we intend to improve the network in the long term.
Choice of energy efficient appliances
According to international standardization laws, all household appliances published in recent years are divided into classes according to their energy efficiency properties. The supreme class still has subcategories: type A + or A +++. A family car with an A-index and similar sub-categories with positive points uses electricity more economically. It should give fighters a distinction for economic views. The farther the letter is from the top places of the index in the Latin alphabet, the greater the electricity consumption when using the unit. Equipment marked with d e e don't save anything, but they don't "waste" quickly either. But it's best to leave the g-class equipment in the shop for prudent owners.
Advantages of 2 tariffs
Everyone knows the daily electricity cost settings, but few use this information. You can pay less for electricity used at night than for electricity used during the day.
It will only be necessary to officially purchase, define and repair a meter with 2 relays that alternate according to the scheduled time. "Left" devices to reduce costs. Recently, a nine-point wave of economy lovers was covered by a marketing company that glorifies special electricity-saving boxes. According to the assurances of marketing numbers, the result of its implementation would be surprising.
There were a myriad of people willing to buy. Bought, tested - no economic results. No benefits were found, however, and no harm was found either. They perfectly performed only the function of voltage stabilizers. They lured the buyer with an imaginary possibility of saving reactive energy. We just forgot to say that the home meter does not record the insignificant reactive component generated by induction appliances.
Conclusions on this topic
Let's draw conclusions. Energy saving measures must be carried out together. Saving energy is a big and versatile process, any element of which makes sense. Reinforcing insulation and replacing old wiring will certainly please the result, which is best enhanced by installing economizers and competent selection of equipment.