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Recognizing power guzzlers and reducing costs: Freisinger experts provide simple tips for saving electricity

2022-12-15T07:18:01.775Z


Recognizing power guzzlers and reducing costs: Freisinger experts provide simple tips for saving electricity Created: 12/15/2022, 08:00 Stadtwerke Freising recently gave first-hand tips for saving energy: Advisor Tobias Grießl revealed valuable key points. Photo: Lehmann © Lehmann Save electricity despite wintry temperatures: the energy consultant of Freisinger Stadtwerke has some valuable tips


Recognizing power guzzlers and reducing costs: Freisinger experts provide simple tips for saving electricity

Created: 12/15/2022, 08:00

Stadtwerke Freising recently gave first-hand tips for saving energy: Advisor Tobias Grießl revealed valuable key points.

Photo: Lehmann © Lehmann

Save electricity despite wintry temperatures: the energy consultant of Freisinger Stadtwerke has some valuable tips ready.

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– "You can also save electricity with simple means without investing a lot," explained Tobias Grießl, the energy consultant at Stadtwerke Freising, recently in his specialist lecture at Freisinger Wohnbau GmbH.

With the help of a mental tour of the kitchen, bathroom and living room, Grießl showed some simple tricks to not only save energy, but also hard cash.

Most of the energy goes into heating

According to Grießl, one thing is absolutely clear: in private households, most of the energy is used for heating (around 70 percent) and hot water (around 15 percent).

This is exactly where the consumer can start - with simple habits such as closing the doors between the rooms, keeping the shutters or curtains closed at night or ventilating efficiently instead of just tilting.

What very few people know: If the room temperature is reduced by just one degree Celsius, energy savings of six percent can be achieved.

But even with the right thermostat setting on the radiators, a lot has already been gained, said Grießl.

For example, by simply turning it down instead of letting it run "full speed".

You don't have to resort to expensive, smart programmable thermostats.

The calculation that Grießl made was impressive: If the simple rules regarding heating were observed, up to 500 euros could be saved a year.

The same applies to hot water consumption: simple tricks, such as washing your hands with cold water or turning off the water while brushing your teeth, are of course well known, but are often forgotten in everyday life.

He also had an impressive calculation for this:

You can also save electricity in the kitchen

And what about power-saving options in the kitchen?

Here, too, it is the simple tips that would get a lot out of it, emphasized Grießl: cover pots and pans when cooking, use pressure cookers and do without preheating.

"It's written everywhere, but it doesn't make any sense except for some types of bread," said the energy-saving expert.

The interesting thing: While 80 percent of the energy goes into heating a liter of water in a kettle, it is just 55 percent in an electric stove, explained Tobias Grießl.

(By the way: everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.)

What used to “eat up” a lot of electricity: the refrigerator.

Although new models are definitely more energy-efficient, some things can go wrong here too.

"The optimal temperature settings are seven degrees Celsius in the refrigerator and minus 18 degrees in the freezer." Every additional degree below zero increases electricity consumption by ten percent.

What should be clear: Defective door seals should be replaced quickly and food that is still hot should not be placed in the refrigerator.

Regular defrosting should also be on the agenda.

And if possible, you should not place the refrigerator directly next to the stove.

Expert advises against quick programs

Short and quick programs, on the other hand, should be avoided in the dishwasher as well as in the washing machine.

As a result, a lot of electricity is consumed very quickly.

The washing machine should be set to the highest spin cycle in order to reduce the subsequent drying time.

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A reminder that Grießl gave the audience at the end: "Older household appliances often require a disproportionate amount of energy, even though they still work perfectly." Anyone who wants to check how much energy the devices use in their own household and where an undetected power guzzler might be is located, special measuring devices can be borrowed from the Freisinger Stadtwerke.


Richard Lorenz

You can find more current news from the district of Freising at Merkur.de/Freising.

Source: merkur

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