Myths about saving energy at home

In all areas of life it is thesame: the truth about a subject matter mixed with false beliefs that manyalready take as unquestionable.

This occurs in a special way asfar as energy saving householdconcerns, and it is not unusual to remember some of the phrases, we have heardby active and passive in face of our fathers, grandparents and friends and evenwe have come to repeat.

If you want to dispel some common myths around this issue hastaken note of what we tell you and starts doing things with knowledge.

The following are some of the false ideas that help save at home:

1. Hand wash uses less fuel than the dishwasher. The dishwasher willnot only allow us to have clean dishes but also helps you save up to 30 litersper day and consume 10% less energy.

2. The standby consumes very little power. Appliances on stand by andconsuming itself, in fact, more than we might think, the stand by assumes anexpense of 231 kWh per year or which is the same 5% of household consumption.

3. The heat loss from windows is residual. The fact that it is a verysmall area compared to the total size of home does not mean that the loss isless important, since according to the studies between 25% and 30% of theconsumed heating serves to cover precisely these losses. The solution is doubleglazing which reduces up to 50% loss.

4. Keep lit fluorescent is better to turn them on and off. One of the mostcommon myths and of course, is also false. The over-representing thefluorescent light is just a split second and not at all cost money than leavingit always on (although it will be spent before).

5. The electric stove uses less. On the contrary, because according tosome experts or glass ceramic electric stoves consume four times more than gas.