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Energy blog: Easy energy saving tips

Happy Energy Saving Week, Koas residents!

Small actions have a big impact when we do them together. Even if you don’t pay your energy by yourself, your consumption is a part of the big picture. The national Energy Saving Week brings these themes forward on Oct 9-15, 2023.

We put together concrete energy saving tips for your use in three different levels. In this blog we share the easy ones. Which ones are you familiar with and which ones need more practice?

Read the first tips below or download all the tips here.

Level 1 tips: Get the basics right

  • Turn off entertainment devices you are not using.
  • Unplug the chargers from the mains after charging is complete.
  • Get used to shorter showers. Heating the shower water consumes a lot of energy. Pay attention to how long you are in the shower and test if you could shorten the showers.
  • Do the dishes smartly. Washing dishes under a running tap wastes warm water, which means energy at the same time.
  • It’s cooler inside in winter than in summer, so dress accordingly. It is common to keep long-legged and long-sleeved clothes and thicker socks at home.
  • Get a room thermometer and monitor the degrees. You can get a free indoor thermometer from the Koas office! When the heating system is working properly, the interior temperature should stay around 21 degrees.
  • Measure the temperature in the middle of the room, about a meter above the floor.
  • Ventilate quickly and efficiently.
  • Give the radiator time and space: The thermostat reads the surrounding temperature and adjusts the radiator accordingly. Check that there are no furniture or curtains in front of the radiator blocking the circulation of warm air or interfering with the thermostat. Remember that the radiator may feel cool to a 36-degree hand, even though heat is circulating there.
  • Wash full loads of laundry (following the instructions for the machine, textiles and detergent)
  • Clean the fridge and defrost the freezer at least once a year so that they consume as little energy as possible.
  • Switch to LED bulbs.
  • Report a leaking toilet or faucet to the maintenance company of your property!