HOW DO WE SAVE?

GENERAL RULES ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT HOMES

 

Paying attention that white appliances are of ENERGY EFFICIENT CLASS as they are bought;

 

 - Depending on the product class, A/A+/A++/A++/A+++ signs on white appliances point to the lowest energy consumption. We thus have to prefer WHITE APPLIANCES that use minimum energy when we buy them.

 - Leaving at least 5 centimeter vacant space at the back and on the sides when placing white appliances.

 - Making building isolation.

 - Using double-glaze windows or weather strips for windows.

 - Leaving vacant space in front of the radiator.

 - Installing thermostatic valves on radiators. (this will allow adjusting room temperatures).

 

Oven 

 

 - Do not frequently open or close oven lid and do not leave the lid open for a long time!

 - You reduce oven temperature by 15 degrees by using glass and ceramic ovenware!

 - Turn off the oven a few minutes before the cooking time, your meal will continue to be cooked!

 - Do not perform pre-heating unless necessary!

 - You can cook several meals simultaneously in the oven, so that you will have performed more work in lesser time!

 - Cooking meals at lower temperatures will take time but their taste will increase!

 - Close the lids of pans or broilers, so that their vapor will not go away! (“Close the lid and do not let energy to vaporize”).

 

 

Washing Machine

 

 - Fill up the machine, let it run will full capacity!

 - Use economic and short programs, you will save time!

 - Prefer lower temperature, so that your laundries will not wear-off!

 - Perform maintenance for your machines regularly, their lifetime will increase!

 - Prefer front-loaded models instead of top-loaded models!

 - Use less detergent and protect your health!

 - Lower temperature means laundries will have longer lifetime.

 - Short programs will save both money and time.

 

Dishwashers

 

 - Do not wash your dishes with hand, use a machine!

 - Fill up the machine, let it run will full capacity!

 - Connect the water inlet to hot water!

 - Use a program with economic rotation and low temperature, you dishes will become spotlessly clean!

 - The most efficient washing temperature for dishes is 50 degrees.

 - Do not forget to clean the filter and discharge sections!

 

Refrigerator

 

 - Adjust the freezer and cooling temperatures correctly.

 - The temperature of the cooling department should be 4-5 degrees and that of the freezer department should be -20 -18 degrees.

 - Do not place the refrigerator close to other electricity appliances; this will reduce the refrigerator’s temperature!

 - Keep it away from places receiving sunlight, radiators and sources of heat so that your energy consumption will decrease by 25%. 

 - Keep it full and place its contents orderly as much as possible!

 - Place food in refrigerator in closed cans and do not leave its door open.

 - Do not open and close the refrigerator door frequently!

 - Place your food in the refrigerator after they become cold, so that neither your food nor your refrigerator will get corrupt.

 - Regularly clean and perform maintenance for your refrigerator!

 - Choose a cooler at desired dimensions, more is not needed!

 - Models with deep freezers at the top or bottom are more efficient than the ones having them laterally.

 

Television

 

 - Close the television from its button, not using the remote controller! (this is not the case for LED, LCD and plasma televisions). 

 - Keep television sound low!

 - Air Conditioner

 - Use and air conditioner with an electronic thermostat!

 - Use it when necessary in a controlled manner!

 - Perform regular cleaning and maintenance on it!

 - Place its external unit in a protected location!

 - Do not let your air conditioner receive direct sunlight.

 - Prefer low capacity models that conforms to the surrounding space!

 

Electric Water Heater (Kettle)

 

- Unplug your device when not in use!

- Frequently clean the accumulating limes and residues!

- Use the device with a filter!

- Heat only the needed water amount!

 

Flat Iron

 

 - Choose a model with vapor adjustment and high vapor capacity!

 - It is important that it has thermostat adjustment!

 - Iron your laundries are wet, they can be ironed easier!

 - It is base material should be scratch-proof coating!

 - It is important that it can clean the lime layer on its own!

 

Vacuum Cleaner

 

 - Empty its bag frequently!

 - Renew worn-out brushes!

 - Prefer vacuum cleaners with water reservoirs instead of those with bags!

 - Do not forget to clean the engine, brush and pipe departments!

 - Keep in mind that vacuum cleaners can also operate at lower power!

 

Hair Dryer

 

 - Dry your hair thoroughly with towel and then use the machine!

 - Try drying at low temperature and for shorter time, you can also prevent damages to your hair by doing this!

 

Electric Heaters (Water Heater, Boilers)

 

 - Your water heater should be close to the place of use (maximum 6 meters)

 - Do not forget to have your hot water pipes isolated!

 - Adjust the thermostat temperature to a maximum of 50 degrees!

 - Do not forget to power-off water heaters such as geysers and boilers when going to holiday!

 - Attach non-return valves to hot and cold water connections!

 - Pay attention to water leakages, repair if any!

 - Operate boilers when they are full.

 

Lighting

 

 - Make sure to switch-off any lamp you are not using!

 - Try to utilize solar energy; this is also important for your health!

 - Use controlled lighting and energy saving bulbs!

 - Use partial lighting instead of general lighting at home!

 - Use a lamp with high power instead of several ones with low powers!

 - Try not to make decorative lighting!

 - Lighting yourself efficiently if you do not want the dark.

 - Efficient lamp means efficient energy.

 - Make use of daylight and use lighting with sensors.