If you are on vacation and decide to leave the beach or the mountains for a few days, keep in mind that your house continues to consume energy even if you are not at home. Even if you are out, and do not use electricity, some appliances and electronic devices continue to consume.
Therefore, we tell you that appliances consume energy unnecessarily, and so your electricity bill will not have a higher cost.
What to turn off?
The air conditioning.
It is not necessary to keep the air conditioning on during your absence, that is why it is advisable to pay for it.
If your heater is to gas, put it in automatic mode, without the need to turn it off completely. On the contrary, if you have an electric water heater, and you go more than a week you can turn it off saving you up to 25% of energy. Once you return from your vacation remember to turn it on again at least one hour before showering.
The refrigerator, as we mentioned in article "Which appliances spend more light?", consumes about 30% of the electricity in your home. If you go on vacation during a long season, a month or more, and you do not have much food in it, you can choose to unplug it, leaving the door open to prevent bad smells and thus consumption will be zero. However, keep in mind that you will lose all the food you may have in it.
But, if you have a lot of food and do not want to waste it and leave for a few days, it is advisable to put the thermostat in the least cold position possible, thus saving 6% of the energy for each degree that goes up.
Although we do not realize, we have many devices that consume without being in use. These appliances and appliances in standby mode, or up to 11% of the total electricity consumed per year. Also, if you use switches with switches, it will be much more practical, because you only have to turn off all the power strips before leaving home.
Electronic devices with power supplies.
It is best to unplug computers, music equipment, mobile chargers that are connected through a power supply.
Devices in standby mode.
The television, DVD players, alarm clocks, radios or any device with remote control is never completely off. If it has a LED light on it continues to consume energy. Simply turn them off and unplug them.
Appliances such as toasters, coffee machines, microwaves should be unplugged so that they do not waste energy unnecessarily.
Washer and dryer.
If your washer or dryer has a digital timer, it will continue to consume energy. Therefore, it is advisable to unplug them.