Several French energy-producing companies called on the French on Sunday to make “immediate” savings in their consumption. La Dépêche du Midi takes stock of the most energy-intensive equipment in your homes and gives you some advice on how to best reduce your energy expenditure. In French households, the next few months will undoubtedly be marked by vigilance and ingenuity. This Sunday, June 26, in a column published in the columns of the JDD, the French leaders of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie called on the French to reduce “immediately” their consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas. to deal with the risk of shortages and soaring prices. This injunction, Jean-François Carenco, President of the Energy Regulation Commission (CRE), had already formulated it last March: “We must save gas and electricity in France now, otherwise it could happen next winter,” he said. Also read: Gasoline, electricity, gas, fuel oil: TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie call on the French to consume less energy Saving energy in everyday life, yes! But how to do it ? La Dépêche du Midi takes stock of the household appliances that consume the most energy in your home, and gives you some tips for reducing your consumption. The refrigerator / freezer This is undoubtedly the most energy-consuming household appliance in your home. According to the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe), a fridge/freezer consumes an average of 346 kilowatt hours (kWh): a figure which of course varies depending on the model, the brand… and the use you make of it. done. Also read: Insulation, heating, attic: all the aids that exist to save energy There are several tips to reduce the consumption of your refrigerator. Optimize the layout of your food: do not fill your fridge completely, fresh air must be able to circulate inside. Keep it away from heat sources, avoiding placing it in direct sunlight. In summer, do not hesitate to move it away from the wall: this will allow the refrigerator condenser to be better ventilated. Also check regularly that the ventilation opening is not clogged with dust. Adjust the temperature of your device correctly: do not lower the mercury to less than 4°C. Also, don’t leave the door open for too long! This leads to overconsumption of energy. Finally, with regard to your freezer, remember to defrost it regularly. Clothes dryers and washing machines These appliances consume nearly 301 kilowatt hours per year on average. The dryer is particularly energy-intensive: several reflexes can be adopted to reduce its energy consumption. The most obvious: when you can, in periods of high heat, favor drying your laundry in the open air. If this is not possible, spin your laundry as much as possible before drying it, so that drying takes less time. Also remember not to overload these devices too much: they consume much more when they are filled to the brim! This also applies to your dishwasher… Finally, according to Ademe, washing clothes at 30°C consumes three times less energy than at 90°C: favor washing at low temperature. Television The small screen is energy-intensive! On average, it consumes 187 kilowatt hours per year. This figure is all the more important since television is particularly appreciated by the French, who watch it on average 3h30 each day. In practice, the energy consumption of your television depends on several parameters: its size, its definition, its frequency… To save money, the choice of your device before its purchase will therefore be essential. To read also: Energy saving: how to benefit from the increase of 1000 euros of MaPrimeRénov ‘launched on April 15? Other equipment, around your television, can come to increase the bill: decoders, video game consoles, DVD players… So many elements which, in “standby” mode, consume energy. When you are not using them, do not hesitate to unplug them completely: “Switching them off can save up to 10% of the electricity bill (excluding heating), but also preserve the equipment”, explains the ADEME. Other helpful tips! Heat obliges, you will undoubtedly be tempted to use an air conditioning system to cool the interior of your home as well as possible. “This device consumes much more than you think, without necessarily offering the expected comfort. A class A mobile air conditioner with a power of 2.5 kW represents more than 130 € for 1 month of use and can consume up to 2 .5 times more than a fixed air conditioner and almost 30 times more than a fan!”, indicates Ademe. If possible, use fans! Read also: Increase in the price of energy: how to save money on your electricity bill? In winter, heating will take over your energy bills. It will then be a question of being vigilant with regard to the temperature of the rooms in your home: “Lowering the temperature of your heating by one degree on average in the accommodation during the heating periods reduces the bill by 7 %, concludes Ademe. The top 10 appliances that consume the most in your home La Dépêche du Midi takes stock of the household appliances that consume the most energy in your home, according to a ranking carried out by the Agence de la ecological transition (Ademe) Combined refrigerator / freezer (346 kWh/year) Clothes dryer (301 kWh/year) Freezer (288 kWh/year) Television (187 kWh/year) Refrigerator (166 kWh/year) Dishwasher (162 kWh /year) Electric oven (146 kWh/year) Hobs (131 kWh/year) Desktop computer (123 kWh/year) Video game console (103 kWh/year)
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