How to reduce electricity consumption?


Electricity Consumption

At Premium Electrical Solutions our qualified electricians based in London can help you understand how to reduce electricity consumption, increase efficiency and save money in your home.



Each amount of electricity you use results from the burning of fuels that pollute. However, looking for a “clean” source, only to continue consuming the same monstrous amount of power is ridiculous. Better try, first of all, to use less electricity. Indirectly, you’ll help those who take seriously saving of the habitat and it will get you out of inertia of unproductive consumer that you fell in and the wasteful extravaganza that only the word “money” can end.


Concretely, maybe the electricity bill is not the centre of your interest during a typical working day and you take it as it is, without thinking that you can adjust the monthly amount that you let at the energy provider counters. But the price of electricity has increased and will continue to increase. It makes no sense to accept an expense that we could make smaller.


If you do complex calculations prior to heat a cup of water to help you decide whether to use the hob, the microwave or the kettle, you will not decrease the world average electricity consumption per home. Therefore, here are some tips, more or less radical, that could help you change the cost of maintenance:


1.Use energy saving light bulbs or LED bulbs. Compared to the old ones, these consume about 60% less. Indeed, they are more expensive but have a longer life, so the price difference will weaken over time. In addition, they do not heat up as much as the usual ones (in the summer you’ll be grateful for it) and therefore the risk to cause any kind of fire will be reduced.

2.Intelligent lighting helps again: it’s better to have separate light sources for different parts of the room than only one of greater intensity. Lamps with motion sensors which are placed in optimal locations will save you energy.

3.And do not forget about the classic “turn off the light in the rooms where you do not work” because no chair will start to make photosynthesis and produce oxygen.

4.Electrical appliances consume even in standby. Turn off the monitor when you leave (in fact, any other device that you do not use constantly, it will long life save about 1000 kWh / year).

5.It’s better to have one LCD rather than LCD, just compare the consumption and you’ll reach the same conclusion.

6.Appliances A Class have a higher yield for fewer watts. Try to follow this when making purchases of this kind – in fact, replacing an old refrigerator with a newer one will make your life more beautiful. But also, make sure you choose the right program for outside temperature and the amount of food you have.

7. Oh, and do not stand with mobile charger plugged in all the time.

8.Avoid using electric heaters for the room. They are the less profitable. The same with the instant water heaters as they all are very fashionable now. So, it’s better if you give up hot water boilers, which waste a lot of energy.

9.Solar panels are very effective in this case, depending on your type of house .

10.A good insulation. I know you do not want to hear that you have to invest tens of thousands of pounds to drop your expenses, but this is the only radical solution to knock out your invoice. Costs for heating and cooling will decrease significantly.


Now, breathe deeply, think less and then collect all the old bulbs in the house and stay an hour without light, deeply inhaling and exhaling through, and becoming one with the Earth and feel how grateful He is for that hour when a consumer was absent, even if you’re a little late to Earth Hour. Tomorrow go as a changed person at work, on the way back buy some light bulbs and take your little one to wear to the key ring. Who knows when someone will need it?

In conclusion, here are 10 tips:

1.Turn on the light only when needed, don’t let the bulbs burn unnecessarily.

2.Change all the incandescent bulbs, looking to replace them with fluorescent ones.

3.Unplug all the appliances (washing machines, toasters, hair dryers) when not in use. This includes phone charger and any low voltage light.

4.Turn off your computer when not in use. There is a kind of device that stops the energy leakage from the source. When stopped, all the electronics use a small amount of current.

5.Outdoors, install a motion sensor that illuminates only when it detects motion.

6.Buy a programmable thermostat and set them to stop when you are not at home. It can be programmed to switch on half an hour before you return home.

7.Try to install solar and wind energy systems. It makes you depend less of the energy provider and stops the greenhouse emissions

8.When you are away from home for a few days, set the boiler at the lowest temperature and unplug everything. If you are on a long trip, empty the refrigerator, unplug it and leave the door open.

9.Check that the energy provider has offers for days when you are gone.

10.When you have saved enough money install efficient windows that capture the sun’s heat in winter and in summer release it(and no, that does not mean you are going to have a shower only when it’s sunny outside).