Usa gli elettrodomestici meno, anzi meglio

USE APPLIANCES LESS, OR BETTER

A washing machine or a dishwasher involves approximately 0.5 kg of CO2 emissions. Halving the number of washing machines or dishwashers means avoid putting into the atmosphere almost 100kg of CO2per year. The equivalent of planting nine trees.

Half of the washing machine cycles = 10 trees

Halving the number of washing machines or dishwashers means avoid putting into the atmosphere almost 100kg of CO2 per year, like planting 10 trees.

Both for the washing machine, both for dishwasher, you must focus primarily on two things: full load and low temperature ..even if there’s the “half load” option, the reduction is never proportional. And if some dishes are out, they wash by hand is not a drama!
You know that many people say that washing dishes is a small business very relaxing?
The temperature cycles should be minimum, or at least better than what you have to wash. Often give a quick pass with the sponge to the dirtiest dishes allows you to have perfectly clean dishes also with a cycle at reduced temperature.

The same goes for cloths: spend a little bit of Marseille soap on the spots and you can wash them in cycles lighter.
The temperature cycles should be at minimum, or the minimum considering what you have to wash. Often give a quick pass with the sponge to the dirtiest dishes allows you to have perfectly clean dishes also with a cycle at reduced temperature.
The same goes for cloths: spend a little bit of Marseille soap on the spots and you can wash them in cycles lighter.

Among the appliances with greater generation of CO2 we must remember hair dryers and ironing: 5 minutes of hair drying results in the emission of about 5 kg of CO2: Equivalent to a tree!
And for ironing, do it only when necessary.

Use the timer.
If you have the timer, do not forget to wash cycles during the time slots to lower consumption (at night or on weekends), provided that your condo has a problem (in old buildings can disturb the cycle centrifugal creating vibrations or unwanted noise ).
Avoid pre-washing: rather turn on the washing machine for a few minutes (the time to fill the basket), turn off, let the clothes soak and then restart the normal cycle. You will save both CO2 emitted both in water consumption

The main problem of domestic consumption is that lack of tools to monitor the energy used.

In 99% of the houses, there are only two systems to help us understand a little more of our consumption: the counter (once every two months we can know how many we are required KWh) the electrical system “pop” (if this is exceeded a certain threshold power).

So first, check how many KWH consumed each day / week / month

If you want to be more precise, you buy a device to control the energy consumed “punctually”. You can track the single electrical outlet or put esotto control the entire system.

Today there are also several systems that help to read the data recorded by computer or tablet, thus simplifying the comprension even for those who do not know what a “kilowatt hour” is.

Numero di alberi necessari per compensare le emissioni di CO2