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Turn off the lights  
We know, it goes without saying. You’re probably already very good at turning off the lights when you leave the room. But a small reminder never hurts!


Use the right light bulbs
The brighter the light bulb is, the more energy it’ll use. Make sure not to use bright light bulbs where it’s not needed, for example in decoration lights.


Use low-energy light bulbs
The low-energy bulb doesn’t need any further explanation. But did you know that it saves money as well as energy? It lasts for several years. Ps. don’t forget it when you move out. 




Set your computer on energy saving mode and turn it off
Set your computer so that it quickly goes to sleep mode when not used. And don’t forget to turn it off completely when you don’t use it for a longer period of time, for example when you’re sleeping. 


Unplug your mobile phone charger
Your mobile phone charger uses energy even when it’s not charging your phone. Avoid using unnecessary energy by unplugging the charger when you’re done charging. This applies to other types of chargers as well.


The little red stand by-lamp that gleams when the TV is off requires more energy than you think. By turning of your appliances – for real – you can save a lot of energy. A suggestion is to buy a contact with a switch on. In that way you’re free from all stand by with just one click! 




Don’t use an electric heater
An electric heater uses huge amounts of energy. The Swedish winter can be cold, but the buildings are built to handle it. If your room is cold, make sure the windows and doors are draught proof (check with your landlord) and avoid putting furniture and curtains in front of the heaters. You can also put on a warm sweater and socks!




Use an electric kettle for boiling water
By using an electric kettle when cooking you save more energy than using the stove to heat the water. Remember to not overfill the kettle. If you don’t have an electric kettle you can also use the microwave to heat water energy efficient! 


Put a lid on
There are many gains in cooking your food with a lid on the saucepan. It saves energy by a third, but it also makes the food cook quicker. A win-win situation!


Use the right pots for the right hob
Match the pot with the hob, if the hob is larger than the bottom of the pot a lot of extra energy goes right out into nothing, it can be as much as 20 per cent. Also make sure the bottom of the pot is flat and connects with the hub all the way.


Use remaining heat
Another smart way of saving energy when cooking is to use the remaining heat. Is the food almost done? Turn the stove off! The heat lingers with out using any extra energy




Let the food defrost in the fridge, and cool of in the counter
By letting your food defrost in the fridge the fridge uses the cold instead of extra energy to cool the rest of its content. Same thing, but the opposite, is applicable when freezing food. Make sure it’s cool before you put it in the fridge or freezer, in that way you don’t need to use extra energy to cool down the food.


Keep an eye on your fridge and freezer
Make sure your fridge and freezer is set to the optimal temperature. The fridge should be set to 5 degrees Celsius, and the freezer to –18 degrees Celsius. Every extra degree increases the energy use by five per cent. Take a look at the doors as well and make sure the rubber strips are intact and remove all dust from the back of the appliances.


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