Category Energy saving

How to choose the air conditioner
Energy saving

How to choose the air conditioner

The high temperatures, the particularly high humidity, the lack of ventilation force us to not be able to do without an air conditioner, especially when it comes to safeguarding the health of the elderly, children and people with pathologies. Buying an air conditioner does not mean choosing one at random or worse the one that costs less!

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Energy saving in museums

Requirements for air conditioning, lighting, communication, security and monitoring make museums among the buildings with the highest environmental impact: their energy bill fluctuates on average from 780 to 1280 GW per year, a considerable expense even for those widely visited structures from a paying audience.
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Heating room by room

How do we heat our home? Did you know that with 'intelligent' management of home heating you can save a lot on your energy bill and also improve your comfort level? To benefit, in addition to wallets and health, would be the environment: in Italy there are 25 million homes (says Euroconstruct - December 2012) where about 19 million boilers are installed (here the source is Cresme - 2010): just think to collective savings and less pollution if it were possible to manage them all a little better ... The Honeywell company tried to study the sometimes conflicting relationship between Italians and home heating, not by chance among the leaders in the creation of solutions for automatic adjustment, which in recent days has presented the results of a search on about 1.
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Fujitsu's Environmental Action Plan

It is worth spending a few lines on Fujitsu's Environmental Action Plan, not because the document is an absolute novelty or contains things never seen before, but simply because it testifies to the value that a company, in this case a Japanese multinational of ICT and electronics, attributes to environmental sustainability and the fact that this is communicated to consumers: almost a matter of national pride, not just marketing (at least we think so).
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Appliances app for conscious shopping

Refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine ... how to choose the appliances at the time of purchase? How to use them in the safest and cheapest way? We would need quick help, we would need a… Appliances App. The point is that the instruction booklet is not enough and in any case you can consult it later, when the appliances have already been purchased.
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Sustainable appliances

Since last January, the new European Erp (Energy Related Product) directive has come into force, thanks to which it is possible to classify household appliances based on energy consumption. What's new? The minimum energy efficiency requirements have changed and the Erp directive has determined a new energy scale that will remain in force until 2019.
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Methods to save

Saving money and resources, in times of crisis, has become a priority for most Italian families. There are many ways to save, all of which involve our lifestyle and our daily habits starting from what we bring to the table up to the fuel grocery and bills.
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Strategies to reduce consumption

There are many strategies that allow us to reduce consumption. The first step to reduce consumption is to eliminate all waste. We don't always realize it but our daily activities are full of waste, waste is consumption that could be easily avoided.
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Eco rules for water saving

Small daily gestures are enough to guarantee water savings. It is not only a question of civilization but also of economic convenience! Here are the eco rules to respect: Eco rules for saving water Apply air mixers in taps and showers: you save about half the water Reduce the flushing of the toilet: just place a full one liter plastic bottle in the box water, unlabeled and hermetically sealed with the cap Channel rainwater in the gutters to your garden or in collection tanks to allow for later use Water the plants with the water already used to wash the fruit and vegetables: just collect it in a basin in the sink and use it after rinsing the vegetables Make periodic checks on the state of the water system in the house: just check the water meter when all the taps are closed, if it continues to turn it is likely that there is a leak in the system Prefer the shower to the bathroom: just think that 100 liters of water are needed to fill a tub, while for a shower the consumption of water here is half!
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Barbecue, which one to choose?

The barbecue is a device used for cooking food through the direct application of heat. There are different types of barbecues, most of them fall into two categories, gas powered barbecues and charcoal barbecues. The barbecue is widespread in every part of the world and there are many traditions related to its use; with favorable weather conditions, in Italy there is no shortage of opportunities to organize outdoor barbecues and a portable barbecue is a must!
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Halogen or LED bulb?

The halogen bulb is the direct evolution of the old incandescent bulb. In stores you can find two different types of halogen light bulbs, the mains voltage one and the very low voltage halogen variant. The main differences are found first and foremost in the voltage: a mains voltage halogen bulb is powered by 220v while the very low voltage ones count only 12v, from this it can be summarized that the very low voltage halogen bulbs have a lower power available per bulb with up to 100w.
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Save money with gas hobs

There are certain calculations that, to make them, one is amazed. One case is that of the consumption of gas cooker hobs, an argument for saving and energy efficiency. Until recently, the best gas burners in hobs had an average efficiency of 55 (slightly higher than the European standards EN 30.
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Devices for calculating electrical consumption

Those to calculate the electricity consumption rather than sensors are real devices that by connecting to the home network are able to record each consumption. Some models are able to distribute consumption to the various electrical appliances in the house. With the calculation of electricity consumption, it will be even easier to save on your bill!
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Save energy with power desktop management

A wise energy management of the power desktop would allow any company to save surprising amounts. According to an Ovum research of January 2012, from every single average quality desktop computer, 380kWh and 265Kg of CO₂ could be saved every year, corresponding to 30 euros / year.
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Energy classes and related consumption

Since this 2013, the energy classes, also called energy efficiency classes, have decreased. The energy classes with greater electrical expenditure have been eliminated because appliances that consume a lot of energy are now considered obsolete. Thus, the energy classes go from A to D (the energy classes E, F and G have been eliminated).
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Energy requalification: deduction 55%

For those who have it, it is time to invest in the home. Starting with energy efficiency, which cuts operating costs and increases living comfort. The good news is that the eco-bonus does not disappear and it will be possible to continue to deduct the costs incurred for the energy requalification of buildings to the extent of 55.
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10 tricks to save diesel

There are many ways to save diesel with the car. Many are unaware that atmospheric conditions also affect diesel consumption. For example, going out when there is a lot of wind or on rainy days increases fuel consumption because to ensure movement the car will have to defeat an additional force given by the pressure of the headwind and friction with the rain.
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Wirelessly controlled lighting

The led light is also wifi. Yes yes, you got it right, there are "wireless bulbs", or rather, that do not require switches to take action and can be "controlled" with a special remote control or directly from the smartphone. Among the excellence of the sector are the HUE LED lamps proposed by Philips.
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Energy saving at home: the washing machine

We continue to talk about energy saving at home and how useful it is to have an energy etiquette at home, for the good of our pockets (less expensive bills) and for the environment (less CO₂ emissions). At home we spend most of our time and there is the largest number of energy-intensive devices: using them better, more effectively, means saving energy without giving up anything.
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Energy saving at home: the refrigerator

Saving energy helps us spend less and helps the environment, thanks to lower CO2 emissions. Saving energy does not mean living worse or giving up something, it just means paying a little more attention and avoiding waste. Because yes, in the end the only real renunciation that can be associated with a good energy etiquette is this: waste.
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Energy saving: travel

Did you know that traveling by car at 105 km / h instead of 120 km / h saves about 15 of fuel? And that keeping the tires inflated and aligned (what is called toe-in) increases the number of kilometers that can be traveled in a liter by about 3.3? Put these two things together, don't they make a nice saving?
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