How to Save Energy?

Saving energy is actually a very simple thing that is also environmentally friendly and saves money. Everyone can save energy, anytime, anywhere! Here are a few good tips and tricks:

Energy class A washing machine

General Tips

  • No air conditioning
  • Proper ventilation: Airing 3-5 times a day
  • Switch off the heating during ventilation
  • Close curtains, roller shutters and window shutters at night, as they reduce rapid heat loss and keep out cold and draughts.


  • Turn off the cell phone at night
  • Better to send an SMS than make a phone call
  • Avoid using the phone in vehicles, as the mobile phone has to constantly search for a new antenna while driving and emits particularly strong radiation
  • When the cell phone is fully charged, unplug the charger


  • Don’t leave the tap running all the time while brushing your teeth
  • Showering instead of bathing reduces hot water consumption
  • Attach economy showers to the washbasin and the shower head
  • Turn the faucet off well so it doesn’t drip
  • Use the toilet flush stop device

Electrical appliances

  • The simplest: switch off the light when you leave the room
  • Use energy saving lamps
  • Do not leave electrical devices in standby mode, but switch them off completely
    a power strip that can be switched off can help out if it is too cumbersome to unplug it every time
  • Timers for lights in the corridor and basement
  • Notebook instead of PC
  • Flat screen TV
  • Household appliances with energy label A, A++

Washing and drying

  • Let the laundry dry in the sun and do not put it in the tumble dryer
  • Wash boiled laundry at 60° instead of 90°
  • Only turn on the washing machine and dishwasher when they are full


  • Ride a bike or walk more often
  • Use the bus and tram instead of the car
  • Going on holiday by train and not by plane

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