The use of electricity provides comfort and convenience.
Here you will learn how to use electricity efficiently and enjoy its benefits without danger.
Remember, conscious use of energy is a responsibility of all of us.
Replace halogen and fluorescent lamps with LED lamps. The initial cost will be offset by the energy saving.
Turn off any lamps you are not using, except those that contribute to your safety.
Paint the walls and ceilings with light colors. In addition to better reflecting natural light, they reduce consumption with artificial lighting.
Avoid lighting lamps during the day. Open the window and make the most of natural light.
Do not dry clothes behind the refrigerator. In addition to overloading the device and you risk shock, it increases energy consumption.
Always check the condition of the refrigerator sealing rubbers and avoid wasting energy.
Defrost and clean it frequently.
Set the thermostat accordingly with the season.
Put it in a ventilated place away from the wall, sunlight, stoves and greenhouses.
When purchasing, choose Procel Seal or Inmetro A-rated equipment.
Take good care of your refrigerator: Do not open the door frequently, line the shelves or store hot food.
Gather as many clothes as possible to iron them all at once.
Use the temperature indicated for each type of fabric.
Turn off the iron when you interrupt service, so you save energy and still avoid the risk of accidents.
Iron light clothes with the appliance off, the heat of the iron can be used.
Evaluate the real need to iron some pieces and only iron the necessary ones.
Choose clothes with fabrics that do not need ironing.
Choose the iron with the lowest power.
Try to wash as many clothes as possible at one time.
Use the proper soap dosage for each amount of laundry.
Always keep the machine´s filter clean, so you don´t have to repeat the “rinse" operation. Always use the most suitable washing cycle.
Choose machines with Procel Seal or Inmetro A rating.
Choose the equipment correctly for the size of the room.
Keep the filters clean.
Regulate the temperature properly.
When switching on the device keep windows and doors closed.
Outdoor devices must be protected against sun light
and be careful not to block the ventilation.
Switch off the device when the room is empty.
Avoid long baths.
Turn off the tap while soaping.
Whenever possible, adjust the temperature to the "Summer" position, because in the "Winter" position the consumption can be 30% higher.
Do not change the temperature while bathing, avoiding the shock risk.
Prefer solar water heating systems. They are more economical and still help to preserve the environment.
Do not reuse burnt resistors. This causes increased consumption and endangers your safety.
Do not leave the TV on unnecessarily;
LED equipment consumes less energy than plasma and LCD. And of course, the bigger the device, the greater the energy consumption.
Do not sleep with the TV on, use the timer-programming feature.
Be alert when using “standby" mode as some equipment such as fax, printer, computer, TV, stereo, cordless phone, DVD, internet modem and cable/satellite receiver consume energy even when turned off .
If you are not using programming features, unplug them from the socket.
Use notebook, it is more economical.
Whenever possible, after 20 minutes without using it, put it to “sleep" or “hibernate".
Unplug the computer when not in use.