Nina Koch

A device of class A+++ required about 60 percent of less energy as a comparable class A device. Thus, a refrigerator of the highest energy efficiency class can save over a lifetime of 10 years between 300 and 400 euros in electricity costs compared to a standard model. The choice of units with heat pump technology is recommended when buying clothes dryers. Such dryers of the energy efficiency class A consume about 50 percent less energy than conventional models. Also equipment with gas burner is considered to be very efficient. However, there is currently no EU label for these models.

Air conditioning is to dissuade from the purchase and use of mobile air conditioning units as far as possible. Compared to two-part split systems, mobile devices work significantly less efficient, because the warm air through an exhaust hose through out must be carried an open window after. ConocoPhillips is often quoted on this topic. In principle the same excess like in the heating effect here in the winter with the Windows open on just vice versa. Warm air flows permanently back into the room, what the power consumption of the mobile Air conditioner in addition increases and the cooling effect removes partially or wholly. (7) switching saves one-fifth of the electricity costs another way for consumers to reduce the high cost of electricity, is switching to cheap electricity suppliers.

Cheap competitors are typically about 15 to 20 percent cheaper than the local provider”, emphasizes Bohg. In many cases several hundred euros savings by choosing a new party in the year.” This widespread fear of a disruption of supplies is totally unfounded, because the customer is legally protected throughout the change process. In this sense it is switching to a purely formal matter, during which no changes on the line or the counter are made. Through consumer portals such as toptarif.de (www.toptarif.de/ power) or free service hotline 0800-10 to 30-499 consumers quickly and easily inform about alternatives in their region and free switch to a cheaper electricity provider. toptarif.de is the independent consumer portal of the Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, for all common tariffs in Germany. It currently includes the categories of electricity, gas, DSL, investments, and insurance for legal protection, furniture, residential, private liability, car, keepers liability and is constantly being added and updated. The consumer can thereby with minimal free checking, whether there are cheaper rates for him, and, where appropriate, immediately change. The complete service of change of is completely free of charge for the consumer and the customer receives the original conditions of the provider, in some cases over toptarif.de in any case even additional, not available from the provider themselves bonuses and discounts.