As a wise man said "the best method to save is not to spend"; So…
Like every year, the month of September and the return to the routine is usually difficult. If you add to this that the light has reached all-time highs. Today, we want to give you some tips to save on your electricity bill. Keep reading….
We arrived on vacation and we only heard that the light did not stop going up. And this trend will continue. But what are the causes of this increase? How can I pay less electricity in autumn? Today, we want to give you answers and offer you some practical tips and tricks so that the rise in light does not affect your pocket so much. If you want to know more, continue reading …
Why does the light go up?
Only in the first half of September, the electricity bill has risen another 3.4%, according to FACUA-Consumidores en Acción, which may mean that this month’s bill is the most expensive in history. But, why is this rise in the electricity bill due?
One of the explanations for the rising cost of the electricity bill may be that at this time the prices of fuels in our power plants such as coal or natural gas have suffered a price increase, generating an increase in the electricity bill.
Also, another possible cause is the cost of CO2 emission which has increased considerably. These are two very important factors that are causing the unstoppable increase in the price of electricity. In this situation, and to give you a hand, we are going to give you some useful tips to reduce your electricity bill.
What can I do to reduce the electricity bill? Practical tips
– Use class A appliances that spend 20% less than a class B.
– If you install an area of 2 or 4 square meters of solar collectors on the roof of your house, it can provide you with more than 60% of all the hot water you need.
– Did you know that you use so much energy in a year with the appliances on stand-by than what a fridge used by a family of three uses. With which, avoid having the devices plugged in if they are not necessary.
– Also, it is advisable not to use the dryer and hang the clothes outside.
– Another curious fact: if all the houses decreased the heating by one degree, it would save as much energy as that carried by a 60,000-ton oil tanker.
– As you already know, if you shower instead of taking a bath, you consume four times less energy.
– And finally, if all the houses had a solar installation of two square meters, the equivalent of 200,000 tons of oil could be saved.
After these practical tips, very easy to carry out and that can only benefit you both in your economy, and in helping to make the planet much more sustainable. What are you waiting for?
Devices that help lower the electricity bill
Within this context, now we are going to talk about some devices that already exist on the market and that can help you reduce your electricity bill. They are as follows:
Digital or smart meters
The new digital meter transmits the information of your electricity consumption instantly and details at all times what you are spending on electricity. For this reason, it allows you to control consumption in a very exhaustive way. So much so, that we can even receive recommendations on our mobile phone with which to lower the electricity bill and know in which time slot it is cheaper to consume the electricity in your home.
Likewise, this new device allows contracting a rate per time slot instead of accepting a fixed price, which is what happens with old meters that did not leave the option to change because they were not prepared for it. Also, it is important to remember that as of December 31 of this year, all houses will have a digital meter because it will be mandatory.
They allow us to plug in the home appliances minutes before reaching it; with which, it is not necessary that they are connected all day. This helps us save up to 10% on our electricity bill.
Using led bulbs is one of the best options if you want to save on your electricity bill. But it is a reality that they are more expensive but last up to 25,000 hours and allow energy savings of almost 90%.
In case you didn’t know, on September 1 the marketing of halogen bulbs was banned. With which, right now you can only use led or low-consumption bulbs.
Avoid having appliances on stand-by
We do not give it the importance that they have but having the computer, the coffee maker or the television plugged in all day generates a significant cost of electricity. For this reason, it is very important to disconnect them and our electricity bill will surely appreciate it.
App to save on the electricity bill
I do not know if you know the Factor Smarthome app that helps families save on their electricity bill due to the rise in the price of electricity, and also offers personalized energy advice. It is the electrical app designed by SP Solar.
Actually, it is a global service for real savings; where the app has various functionalities, including a tool that shows the real price of electricity per hour every day. It also has a tool that allows consumers to compare their electricity consumption habits with those of their neighbors in order to evaluate how they are managing their own electricity costs and take new energy saving and efficiency measures at home.
And finally, Factor Smarthome offers a totally innovative energy coaching service that provides families with personalized advice. Using a simulator, the user configures in a few minutes the particular characteristics of his home based on different variables (type of home, dimensions, lighting class, electrical appliances, etc.). Next, this tool provides a graph that represents how the user distributes his energy consumption, so that he can know where he is consuming the most electricity.
Also, at SP Solar we will offer you the option that best suits your needs at the best price. You can get online information on our electricity rates, through our chat or by calling us at our web. Our own customer service will be happy to help you save. And if you have already decided and want to hire, it will be 5 minutes. We assure you.
In short, what are you waiting for to use the apps that provide tools to reduce your electricity bill and follow these tips that can lead to between € 50 and € 100 in savings on your annual electricity bill.