Eco-Actions - Good reflexes for eco-responsible housing
Eco-friendly actions to apply on a daily basis
Both economical and ecological, many actions are easy to adopt on a daily basis to reduce energy consumption and preserve the environment: they are called eco-actions. These ecological gestures to be applied on a daily basis and favorable to sustainable development are good reflexes to adopt in order to become eco-responsible: starting with the energy consumption of your home!
Heating and ventilation: saving money every day
Limit the ambient temperature to 20 ° C: it is estimated that lowering the heating by 1 ° C represents a saving of 7% of energy.
Dust and purge the radiators regularly and take care to ventilate the rooms to renew the air. Remember to clean your aeration and ventilation system for optimal operation: the more humid the air, the more the feeling of cold sets in and the more we tend to increase the heating.
Close the doors and in the evening, close the shutters to maintain the ambient temperature.
Once a year, think about the maintenance of your boiler : it makes it possible to ensure its good functioning and to adapt it to the needs of the habitat (house or apartment).
Electricity: ecological gestures
Choose electrical appliances suited to your needs and efficient: in stores, their energy performance is specified on a label with a note from A to D and more.
Like light fixtures, turn off appliances and equipment that you don't use. Install low-energy light bulbs and don't leave chargers plugged in that you don't use.
Prefer the "eco" programs for the washing machine and dishwasher for up to 45% electricity savings, fill them to the maximum before starting them and let the laundry air dry: more economical , more ecological, it is also gentler on textiles. You can also opt for a condenser dryer.
In the kitchen, do not place the refrigerator and freezer near heat points, do not allow frost to set in, optimize storage and wait for your dishes to cool before putting them in the fridge.
While cooking, do not open the oven door and use pans that are the correct size for the plates.
Water: eco-responsible actions
Regularly, watch for leaks on all of your plumbing, visible or invisible: check that your meter does not indicate unusual consumption, this would be the sign of a more or less important leak.
Prefer showers to baths without using too much hot water: it consumes more. In the same way, wash your laundry in the machine at 30 ° C preferably.
Turn off the water by soaping yourself, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, or shaving.
Also install aerators to reduce the flow of the taps, and thermostatic mixing valves. In the toilet, install a double flush, which saves about 8L of water per flush.
What are the eco-friendly actions to apply on a daily basis?
- Limit packaging and think about recycling it
- Make compost with organic waste
- Print as little as possible in order to limit paper consumption
- Turn off devices and lights that you are not using
- Close the taps so as not to let the water run unnecessarily
- Lower the temperature of the radiators when you are away
- Maintain household appliances, clean radiators and VMC regularly
- Wait until the washing machine and the dishwasher are full to start them
- Favor "eco" programs and low temperatures