January starts with a storm of snow and extreme cold that stops in Spain, an increase of the electricity demand. In homes, it is much more cold, more need to increase our body temperature with heaters, heating or hot showers. On the other hand, snowfall and frost arising from Philomena have made it to trigger the price of the light. A January in which the cost this year is real. But how can we affect this increase in the price of the light? Is there any way to save on heating and reduce the receipt?
Electrical network estimated that the demand of light has risen by 15% during the days of the storm Philomena. In terms of power, according to Acierto.com the increase of the electricity demand reached 42.226 MWh last Friday. Some data that you reveal to us why you have gone the light to two factors: the need to heat homes before the cold and the increased use of oil and coal to the production, to the detriment of renewable energy from the sun and the wind.
All this, without a doubt, increases the price of that item which is light and which, in addition to causing energy poverty in which they can not access it, it puts us to the need of wondering what other ways can affect our invoice.
It is important that we realize that not all people will be affected by this rise. Then, who yes, and who is not? This increase affects only the receipt of the light of the consumers covered by the regulated tariff. So, pay attention to the type of fare that you have because it is the wholesale market daily which is higher and is used to configure the bill of the users of the regulated tariff, also known as Price as a Volunteer at the Small Consumer (PVPC).
This increase affects only the receipt of the light of the consumers covered by the regulated tariff, known as the Price of being a Volunteer at the Small Consumer (PVPC).
According to electrical data, the increase could result in a rise of between 20% and 30% in the invoice of the light for this first part of January, but that could also refer in function of the climatic conditions. In fact, the increase of the light is something that comes from far away, since in the last 15 years has increased in price by 92%.
But there is more to this cost has to be added also that resulting from the consumption of water. Because, in general, on cold days as we are living we can spend between 20 and 40 litres more (the price of letting it run a few more minutes during the shower). In addition to the environmental costs that this brings to the planet.
The cold will trigger the energy consumption by at least 30% this week, and it might lead up to € 200 extra for the pocket of the consumers.
As we have seen, the invoice of the light is its price has risen by up to 92% in the last 15 years. In fact, to keep up the trend of this beginning of the year, could be increased by 21 percent more, according to sources consulted by Acierto.com.
For individuals and households affected by the increase of light, we leave here a few steps very simple to save on heating and reduce the receipt in this month of January.
The insulation of the windows is essential
To begin with, the insulation is essential in your home, since the losses accounted for 30% of the electric bill. But why is this happening?
These heat losses occur when we don’t have a window suitable (the most inscrutable are the PVC). The ideal is the double windows, install items such as curtains and the like, to lower the blinds when the sun goes down and other small tricks to keep warm the house.
To maintain a stable temperature inside the house
Another important aspect is to maintain a stable temperature inside the house (around the 19 and 21 degrees celsius).
In fact, the variations can mean the 8% of the consumption. At this point, the smart thermostats, they have been turned off after reaching a temperature, are of great help. During the night, we can bring it down to 17 degrees.
To compare between the different rates of energy
Remember that there are many ways of consuming energy. Prior to scare you with the price of the invoice, and compared between the different energy rates to see which one best fits your needs. It is estimated that it allows you to save up to 50% on some services.
Venting in the central hours of the day,
Another key that will allow you to save on the invoice is to ventilate in the central hours of the day, when the temperatures are generally higher. Yes, do it during a short period of time, and without opening up too much.
It uses low-energy light bulbs and energy efficient appliances
Another key aspect is to take advantage of the natural light, avoid the consumption ghost or opt for low-energy light bulbs, energy efficient appliances (which are qualified To consume 80% less than the class-D and the price difference is amortized over 5 years). Make a good use of them and avoid leaving them on standby.
Betting on sustainable construction
Bet on the sustainable building is still one of the pending subjects of our country. But, choosing a sustainable house can be a 40% energy savings, with the consequent economic savings that this implies.