Saving energy is easier than you thing and using the refund of your yearly bill to treat yourself is just awesome.
- Unplug from plug socket
A lot of machines or stuff you don´t need all day long like your coffee machine, washing machine, dryer, micro wave, sound system, computer, etc. are on standby or still plugged in. After using it totally unplug it from the network. If you let the plug in the plug socket it still will consume electricity. Don´t ask my way, but it does. I got to know it, as an electrician checked my plug sockets and ask me what is connected in one room, I forgot to unplug the dryer and he told my, he can see it by the energy that is flowing through the network.
- Unplug your WLAN during the night
We produce WLAN 24/7, for me that totally doesn´t make sense at all. I may be strange, but I sleep during the night. What about you?
As I don´t use my Internet during that time, I just unplug it and it safes me money and the world a lot of energy waste.
- Shut down your phone
What? Is she mental? Crazy b****!
Jeb, same people may say that. But during night time I also shut down my phone. Now vibration, sounds or calls that can disturb my beloved sleep. I don´t even use an alarm clock if I don´t have to. I just wake up, when my body is ready for it. That has a lot of diverse positive effects on me.
- Cook with a lit
It´s easy as that, everything you cook, do it with a lit. It keeps the heat in the pot and you need less time.
- For a single coffee stop starting you coffee machine
You can use the water kettle and then a single coffee filter, like the barista does it. The coffee also gets a better taste. It´s the fastest way for me to produce my first fresh lemon tea can a day. The left over water that is hot I mix with cold water for the tea. Don´t put boiling water on a fresh lemon, it destroys the vitamin C.
- Light balls versus LED
I always get refunds from my electricity bill and that it one reason for it.
- Backing or cooking with the oven
If my oven is in use I always cook two things at the time. Maybe a lasagna, after that, as the oven is still hot, I back two breads. One will be used immediately the other one will be cut in half and will be stored in the freezer. Planning your cooking always saves energy.
- Single cooking versus bigger portions (to preserve food)
I often cook 2-3 portions at once. The rest of the food I can for later. To cook bigger portions doesn´t mean you need to eat the same stuff for 3 days in a row.
If you have more energy saving ideas, I´m happy to hear about them. Just leave a comment below.