Energy saving tips for your apartment

In a time where sustainability and environmental consciousness are playing an increasingly important role, energy efficiency in the home is not just an economic advantage but also a necessity.

Reducing our energy consumption not only benefits the environment by reducing carbon emissions but can also result in significant savings on the electricity bill. Here we share some practical and simple energy-saving tips for your home.

Switch to water- and energy-efficient faucets

By choosing faucets with high Swedish ratings, from G to A, and today’s efficient models that regulate both water pressure and air mixture, you can save up to 30 percent of water usage.

Utilize water optimally

Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, avoid unnecessary baths in favor of quick showers, and be mindful of dripping faucets, which can have a significant unnecessary impact over time.

Don’t let the heat escape

Close windows and balcony doors to avoid unnecessary heat loss. Use ventilation flaps and air vents to ensure optimal air circulation and avoid drafts.

Only use the stove hood when cooking

To avoid pulling out heated indoor air and unnecessarily lowering indoor temperatures, use the stove hood only when cooking.

Keep radiators clear

Avoid covering radiators and thermostats to optimize heat distribution in the room. Make sure the thermostat is set to the fully open position.

Turn off underfloor heating

Remember to turn off underfloor heating when not needed and avoid placing rugs or furniture directly on the floor to allow for free movement of heat.

Unplug cords

Unplug cords when electronic devices are not in use or use power strips with on/off switches to easily turn off all electronics and avoid unnecessary power consumption.

Invest in energy-efficient kitchen appliances

When purchasing new kitchen appliances, choose those with at least a B rating or better to minimize energy consumption.

Give the fridge and freezer some love

Regularly maintain and clean the refrigerator and freezer. Ensure that doors and seals are tight and replace worn rubber seals to optimize their efficiency.

Thaw food in the fridge

Let frozen food thaw in the refrigerator to use the cold temperature to your advantage, which is also more hygienic than thawing at room temperature.

Use the dishwasher

Use the dishwasher instead of handwashing to minimize water consumption. Always fill the dishwasher before starting it and use eco-friendly programs whenever possible.

Use lids on pots

When cooking, always use lids on pots to reduce energy consumption by up to a third.

Boil water in a kettle

Use the kettle to quickly and energy efficiently boil water for various purposes during cooking.

Switch to LED bulbs

By switching to LED bulbs and turning off unnecessary lights, you contribute to efficient and energy-saving lighting in the home.

Use timers and sensors

Reduce unnecessary lighting by using timers or sensors where needed and make sure to switch off with the switch when leaving the room.

Wash colder

Reduce energy usage by washing at lower temperatures, such as 40 degrees instead of 60 degrees, and always fill the machine to reduce the number of washes.

Air dry laundry

Hang up laundry for air drying instead of using the tumble dryer, which is an energy hog.

Turn off the towel warmer

Turn off the electric towel warmer when the towels are dry to avoid unnecessary energy consumption.

Share your energy-saving tips with us!

We want to hear from you! Do you have smart tricks for saving energy in your apartment? Share your best tips with us so that together we can create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly living environment in the association.