How to pay less for water, gas and electricity

To save on a communal flat, and in normal times wants, and the crisis even more.

Deal in order with the most expensive items in the bills: water, gas and electricity.


Water: technology and life hacks 1. Free your hands Dishwasher requires 20 times less water than hand washing dishes, and washing machine with front load is more economical than the vertical.

2. Do not rinse your budget toilet with a tank in two modes – standard and budget is a great way to save 15 liters of water per day. And there's a practical trick: try to hide a litre bottle of water in the tank – saving at every sink.

3. Mix with the mind Ligachova and touch faucets use 60% less water than the valve, and a water-saving shower head aerator – consumes 4-5 liters per minute instead of 10-12.

4. Record temperature Set the counter hot water temperature sensor: if suddenly instead of hot water from the tap will warm, will be able to request a recalculation.

5. Brush teeth in silence don't forget to turn off the water while brushing your teeth. 2 minutes of this process, waste flowing 20 liters of water. Hundreds of thousands of liters over a lifetime!

6. Soak greasy dishes After a family dinner remains a lot of fatty dishes, which is hard to wash off. Try for an hour to soak pans and dishes in the sink of water with a couple drops of detergent. This simple tip will not only save a lot of water, but also easier to remove burnt leftovers.

7. Stop leak Often we don't pay attention to water leakage or even know about them. The cistern can be easily verified: remove the lid and add water, food coloring – if after a few minutes, the toilet bowl is colored, then it's time to eliminate the leak. A dripping faucet also consumes a lot of water – slowly and subtly he is able to pass through itself to 10 litres of water per day.

 Gas: sizes and distances 1. Improve your radiators Try to put the screen foil between the radiator and the wall, it will reflect heat. Install the radiator to automatically adjust and try to not overshadow the large pieces of furniture.

2. Correctly handle the stove... When cooking, choose the burner size that fits to the pan, and when boiling, immediately reduce the heat to minimum. Never light the oven nothing, if we are talking about baked apples, not roasted goose.

3.... kitchenware and Cooking under the lid saves up to 30% of energy, while heavy-bottomed pot bring the food until cooked faster due to the accumulated heat. Make sure that the tips of the flame touch the bottom of cookware: they concentrated the maximum temperature.

4. Use foil to Try to cover the surface with foil. Due to the reflected heat of the cookware will heat up faster and longer to cool down. By the way, so you will save time, energy and water for cleaning plate – the foil can be simply removed and discarded.

5. A little cool Try to reduce the room temperature by 2-2. 5 degrees. Not very noticeable in life, but beneficial to the wallet. Follow the weather: January thaw to happen until 5-10 degrees plus – another reason to save on heating.

6. Properly ventilate Fresh air is necessary, but an open window reduces the temperature in the room. Leave a window slightly ajar for the whole day, but really so you not only refreshes the air in the room, but I keep losing the degree of temperature. But open for a few minutes, and then closed the window allow you to refresh the air and less impact on the heat consumption (and therefore gas) – as the surface does not have time to cool down in a short time.

7. Make the white house Council for owners of private houses. It is known that if all the roofs of the houses painted in white color, the temperature on earth will drop by 2 degrees. The right the outer covering of houses will help keep to protect the building from overheating in summer and retain heat in the winter.

Electricity: cleanliness and thrift 1. Control the lighting Best way to save money on light is energy saving bulb. The alternative is to use dimmers, rotary dimmers, which change the degree of illumination. But in areas with active movement will fall by the way touch lamps. For those who forget to turn off the light is generally a godsend.

2. Free appliances switch Off appliances from the socket when you go to bed or leave the house: even when switched off they continue to consume energy. Refrigerator is better not to put near a stove or under direct sunlight will consume 20-30% more electric power. As electric kettle should be regularly descaled – it boils slower.

3. Add reflected light prefer bright colors in the interior – so you'll return 80% of the world. Mirror and glossy surface is also perfectly cope with it.

4. Do not charge the void don't leave chargers for mobile, laptop, camera, Walkman and other devices included. If the charger is connected permanently to 90% of all electricity is wasted.

5. Diversify the lighting Experts recommend to avoid bright lights and use spot lights. It turns out that a few lights consume much less energy than one large chandelier. Arrange floor lamps and sconces at key points of the apartment, and the light bulbs in the chandelier, replace a less powerful.

6. Maintain order, Keep clean the lampshades and lamps. Dust and dirt that collects on them, reduce the efficiency of the devices by 20-30%. The same applies to dirty Windows that steal natural light, forcing you to waste electric energy.

7. Search for the letter "a" When buying equipment try to pay attention to the class of its energy efficiency. The most economical are the electrical appliances class "A", "AA" and "AAA." The high cost of these products quickly proved themselves in service.published

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