New rates: how to pay less for the light

The first of March the electricity for the Ukrainians went up by 25%. The growth of tariffs, experts believe, is another incentive to think about saving. Virtually any family, having reviewed its consumption, may spend 25-30% less. You can start with simple steps, explained by a professional energy auditor, Manager, DTEK ESKO Sergei Svistun, for example, to replace light bulbs in the apartment to energy saving.

Energy efficient bulb will save about 80 hryvnia. The lamp power of 0.022 kWh you can buy for 98 USD. To replace all the bulbs in a Studio apartment (for one lamp in the kitchen, in the bathroom, the hallway and the bathroom and three in the chandelier in the room) will need 686 USD. If the lamp power of 75 W in the hallway for two hours a day, in the toilet – an hour in the bathroom 3 hours in the kitchen – 5 hours in the room – 6 hours per month only for “light” typed 65,2 kW. At the same time, energy-saving lamps will spend in the same conditions 19 kWh. Changing all the lamps in the apartment, every month you can save 77,5 UAH, the purchase will pay for itself in 9 months.

Anna Shumeyko notes: the first is to install energy efficient lamps in places where you are most often. In addition, you should think about installing a lamp with a motion sensor in the stairwell and vestibules. “First and foremost, the replacement of incandescent lamps with energy-efficient provides the most obvious result of the economy. Is that really immediately evident in the payment,” – said the expert.

To correctly choose a new fridge and washing machine. Modern refrigerators and washing machine with energy efficiency class “A” and above consume much less electricity. In addition, you need to know how to use technique: to select the optimal wash cycle, use the car only after he had accumulated a sufficient number of dirty things, and a fridge to put in a cool and dark place.

How to choose a location for your refrigerator:
• Refrigerator is better not to put in the recesses (the distance from the walls should be about 20 cm)
• Refrigerator needs to stand away from the plate and batteries
• The refrigerator should not be exposed to direct sunlight
“The refrigerator should not be overloaded, in such a situation it pererastaet electricity. You need to monitor it, periodically defrosted. Of all the devices that we have in the house, the refrigerator really consumes a lot of power, runs round the clock and you need to follow in order to use them correctly,” says Anna Shumeyko.

Dual-zone meter will save up to 25% of the electricity. Dual counter from 23 PM to 7 am believes electricity at the rate of two times lower. This meter installation will cost around 1400 USD. For example, a family that consumes 200 kWh of electricity and 25% of the world uses, from 23 p.m. to 7 a.m., every month can save the 42nd hryvnia. Consequently, dual-zone meter will pay for itself in about three years.

Ideally, if in a month will be able to consume up to 100 kWh this amount of electricity you can pay at a lower rate. According to Sergei Svistukha, listening to these tips, you can consume 30% less energy. And if the switch to energy efficient appliances and install-zone counter – saving can reach 60%.