The refrigerator is turned on day and night , so it has a lion’s share of the total household consumption. If you decide to buy a new one, find out its energy intensity. Buy here with the best price / performance ratio. Today, refrigerators are only produced in the energy category “A” and higher, so you will be invested in a few years.
Daily operation of state-of-the-art refrigerators costs you CZK 1.60, while a 15-year-old refrigerator costs you CZK 12 a day. If you replace an old refrigerator with a new one, you will save almost CZK 4,000 a year.
You can also save money by placing the refrigerator in a reasonable place. Be sure not to place it next to an oven or stove that is radiating heat. When the refrigerator stands next to a heat source, it consumes more cooling energy, and it costs more money. Set it best in the shady corner.
Remember to defrost the refrigerator regularly. Only 3 millimeters of ice increase electricity consumption by up to 75%
New stove? The induction plate is the most effective
In comparison to electric and gas cookers, the induction plate is the most advantageous . Although it is a bit more expensive, the cost will be refunded thanks to faster cooking. You can save several hundreds by choosing a lesser-known but quality appliance .
But you can also save with a gas stove. Clean the burner area regularly, remaining grease reduces thermal efficiency. Choosing the right pots is also important. The bottom surface should follow the size of each hotplate. Too small or large pot of cooking will become more expensive.
Use residual heat on both the electric hob and the induction hob. Turn off the hot plates five minutes before the end of cooking, cook the food on the cooling surface.
The lids and pressure cooker are priceless
Whether you use gas for cooking, induction, or electric cooker, use lids.
Cooking is faster, reducing consumption and thus saving. Without lid, the consumption is 150 to 300% higher.
Another useful tool is the pressure cooker. It can save up to 60% on energy costs and 80% on time. Steam cooked lunch is also very healthy.
Put the dishes in the dishwasher
Dishwashing also has the potential to save considerable amounts. Especially if you wash it manually. The dishwasher consumes a fraction of the water and you save up to 30% of the cost. However, clean the filter regularly to maintain the efficiency of the dishwasher.
If you are in favor of manual washing, at least fill the sink and rinse the dishes. Do not wash it under running water, this is the most expensive option.
Do not use the kettle only for tea
An electric kettle is best for water heating . Use it for example to prepare spaghetti. Do not heat the water on the stove, pour the spaghetti with warm water from the kettle . The water in the kettle will heat up faster than on the stove and you will save money . Only heat as much water as you need.