Are you tired of the high energy bill in your Spanish home? ¡No te preocupes!’ Don’t worry, there are plenty of simple and effective ways to save energy and money without sacrificing comfort.
In this article, we share some of the best tips to reduce your energy consumption and keep your wallet happy. From simple changes in daily routine to larger home improvement projects, this article will give you effective and practical tips to help reduce your energy consumption, and save money. In an age of inflation and higher food costs, easy-to-implement tips are always welcome. Moreover, they can make a significant difference to your energy bill. So read on for the possibilities on your journey to a more energy-efficient home.
Switch to LED bulbs
LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last longer, meaning you save money on replacements and electricity bills.
Unplug electronics when not in use
Many electronics continue to draw power even when they are turned off. By unplugging appliances when not in use, or using a power strip with an on/off switch, you can save energy and lower your electricity bill.
Use energy-efficient appliances
When buying new appliances, look for those with the highest energy efficiency label.
Adjust your thermostat
By lowering your thermostat a few degrees in winter and raising it a few degrees in summer, you can save on heating and cooling costs.
Use a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you automatically adjust the temperature when you’re away from home or asleep, helping you save on energy costs.
Use natural light
Use as much natural light as possible during the day to reduce the need for artificial light. You can also use curtains or blinds to keep out direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day. Once the sun has gone and the temperature has dropped, open as many windows and doors as possible to cool the indoor air. In the winter you can use the sunlight to heat up certain areas in your home.
Use appliances during off-peak hours
Check your energy contract. Many utilities charge more for power during peak hours. Using appliances during off-peak hours, such as early in the morning or at night, can help you save money on your energy bill.
Let clothes air dry
Instead of using a tumble dryer, air dry your clothes by hanging them outside or using a clothesline. This not only saves you on your energy bill, it also extends the life of your clothing.
Use energy-saving settings
Most electronics have energy-saving settings that can help reduce energy consumption. Make sure to enable these settings on your devices.
Insulate your home
By properly insulating your home, you can reduce heating and cooling costs by keeping your home at a more consistent temperature. Think of good insulation, airtightness and other energy-saving measures.
Use water-repellent paint for the exterior walls of your home
To explain this tip in more detail, we asked Miguel Sánchez, commercial representative of proPERLA® and specialist in water-repellent treatments, for advice.
“One of the best ways to save energy inside the house is to apply water-repellent paint on the outside. Water-repellent paints are designed to improve the energy efficiency of your home by reducing heat loss through the walls. In addition, it has many other advantages, such as a water-repellent effect or the prevention of efflorescence.
Before applying this type of paint, always consult a professional to determine the best alternatives for your home.