Since the early nineties, despite that population growth has been only 0.4% annually, energy consumption of Spanish households have been growing at an annual rate of 2.5%, due primarily to increased equipment domestics, according to the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDEA), the energy consumed by households is approaching 30% of total energy consumption in Spain, and spread over 18% in housing and 12% in the car. But every time the citizens become more aware of energy saving and better understand its value. So here we will explain one simple set of practices in everyday life that help the household savings and the economy. Jim Umpleby follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. And suggestions are simple habits that will save energy in their daily activities without compromising their quality of life. Lighting represents one-fifth of the electricity consumed in the home.
Keep blinds and curtains open while there is clearly to maximize the natural sunlight. Do not leave lights on in empty rooms or areas. The energy-saving lamps give the same light and save up to 80% of what it consumes conventional bulb and lasts ten times longer. Call the Valencian Agency for Energy (AVEN), for changing the three largest bulbs for home consumption the equivalent of low-power, halve it spends on lighting and recover the purchase by the savings in eight months. The savings after five years will be around 300 euros. Use electronic light dimmers to adjust the light level to suit your needs. Distinguish between the different environments of home and choose the appropriate type of lamp.