In life, you can be addicted to Nutella, your smartphone, social networks, your job… but there is an addiction that spares no one: that of electricity! The worst part is that we don’t even realize it. Finally for the moment, because some are starting to talk about “energy sobriety”, or how to review our way of consuming electricity without being drunk by the efforts to be made.
1. Assume you only wear wrinkled clothes!
It’s no longer a crease now, the iron is clearly the enemy of mankind. In addition to being a tanned to use, it would consume 3 times more electricity each year than a microwave oven for example. It’s clearly not going to iron!
2. Wash only in cold water!
In addition to being good for your body, boosting your immune system and firming up your flabby skin, washing in cold water saves money on your electricity…and water bill. It’s mathematical, the time spent in a shower decreases proportionally to that of the water temperature.
3. Become Amish
Within this community, electricity is prohibited in order to protect themselves from the outside world that could alter the rigor of their religious practice. A good plan therefore to drastically reduce your electricity bill and in addition to being an excellent way to get lots of Amish (sorry).
4. Stuff your fridge and freezer to reduce your electricity bill
Your fridge is like you, it hates a vacuum. Dizzy, he then begins to hyperventilate to produce even more cold. If you want some fridge maintenance advice, the solution is to fill it to the maximum, the food tight like a stock of rolls of PQ forgotten in a cupboard since the first days of the health crisis, all playing the role of insulation… Logically enough to lower the electricity consumption of your fridge!
5. Get hired by EDF
Working at EDF (or being married to someone who works there) means enjoying great benefits such as paying for electricity 16 times less than the average consumer! And again, this difference should increase further in the years to come, the kWh rate being blocked since the end of the post-war period despite past and future price increases. Official powa!
6. Buy yourself a pilou pilou poncho as a heater
The faux fleece poncho is not only the perfect ally to spend the winter warm, but it is also a formidable test for your relationship! Apart from the onesie and the slipper-socks, it’s hard to imagine a worse killer – the love of clothing!
7. Pedal to supply your apartment with electricity
Since the bike has the wind at its back again, why not continue your effort and continue to pedal at home to provide you with electricity, like what is done in station halls to recharge your smartphone for example? ? Maybe because it’s super tiring and you have to pedal like mad to hope to get some juice. On average, it is considered that it takes one hour on a bicycle equipped with a dynamo to supply 5 minutes of the electricity needed for a house. Deal?
8. Wash your things cold = 90% less electricity consumed
Unless you like throwing up on yourself or if you like fat so much that you smear it on your clothes, it is quite possible to use the cold program of your washing machine. As a result, up to 90% less electricity consumed with each wash. Just check beforehand that your laundry isn’t the cold type and can withstand washing at less than 30 degrees.
9. Reduce the size of your TV screen
Size also matters when choosing your next television screen, with the fantasy of affording an installation worthy of a cinema on the one hand, and the budget limits not to be exceeded on the other. . Especially since the costs do not stop at the purchase of the beast. Indeed, the more it has a large screen, the more electricity it will consume. On average, a 160 cm diagonal TV (beautiful beast) would thus consume 3 to 4 times more energy than an 80 cm screen!
10. Turn off your internet box at night = 4 months of free Netflix subscription per year
Turning off your box when you’re not using it is a bit like lowering the toilet seat after peeing… we know we should do it, but we usually only think about it once the damage is done ! However, this reflex is both ecological and economical (I’m talking about turning off the box, not lowering the toilet seat, eh…). It would in fact reduce its annual electricity consumption by more than 200 kWh, i.e. €40 in savings, the equivalent of a 4-month Netflix subscription!