Liepājas enerģija offers some simple conditions that will help save energy consumption on a daily basis and will have less harmful impact on the environment.
Warm up smart
Try to reduce the temperature in the room. By reducing the temperature in the room by 1 degree, the amount of energy needed for heating decreases by 5%. Most residents feel comfortable when the indoor temperature is 20 to 21 degrees. In addition, there is no need for the same temperature throughout the whole building – in the bedroom, corridors, common areas and other premises where you do not stand often, the temperature may be lower.
Check the water temperature
Centralised heating supplies not only heat, but also hot water, which usually accounts for around 25% of total energy consumption. It is important to have an optimal hot water temperature of around 55 degrees (it should not be lower than + 50 °C to exclude the possibility of different bacteria forming in the heating system). It is also important that there is no loss of hot water, both in preventing leaks and in choosing water-saving taps.
Save when you are out of the house
Being away from home does not require the same warmth in the building as it is every day. When going away for a longer time, reduce the room temperature. Do not forget to exclude towel warmers and floor heating, if any exists.
Save energy in the kitchen
Most often it is sufficient if the temperature of the kitchen air is slightly lower than in the other rooms. Without the need, do not turn on the hood. It saves water during dish washing, opening the water tap only as needed.
Frequently using a shower, not a bath. The 5-minute shower in the shower consumes only 1/3 of the energy required to fill the bath with water.
Place the furniture smart
Do not cover radiators with curtains or furniture. To keep the building warm, the air needs to circulate. Make sure the curtains are not too long and do not cover the radiators. At night, shutters are closed, if any.
Liquefies the breeds
The result of a badly sealed window is that the floor is cold. The sealing of windows and doors reduces the entrance of cold air into the building. It also repairs dripping taps and other leaks.
The heating season necessarily requires room ventilation. To allow fresh air to flow and do not create condensation, rooms should be cooled down intensively and for a short time. Before ventilation of the room, if possible, turn off the radiator regulators; when the ventilation is complete, turn the radiators on. Do not leave for long time open windows and balcony doors in the cold. There is no need for an open door in the staircase and in other common areas.
Disconnect heating in the summer
Most often there is no need to heat the building in the summer. Therefore, during the summer period, switch off the heating.
Take care of the technical condition of the enclosing structures
In order to reduce heat losses, save heat and thus reduce heat consumption, seal the attic hatches, enclose lofts and basement windows, provide stairs with double doors and mechanical door closers, replace poor-quality and damaged windows with new ones. If there is no way to do this, seal the window slits, place an insulating seal. Inform the housekeeper or facility manager about the deficiencies in the building.