Energy independence, modernization
One of the goals of the Public Union is to make Ukraine’s economy as independent as possible from imported resources.
For several years now, we have been working on projects of thermoregulation, energy saving, and solving the problem of reducing Ukraine’s dependence on energy resources from Russia as the closest supplier.
In the context of the confrontation with the Russian invaders, the issue of energy independence has become even more acute.
As an expert, we are publishing tips on how to reduce the consumption of energy and other resources.
Who will benefit from these tips:
✅ Households – to save money and create comfortable conditions in their homes in winter.
✅ Industrial enterprises – to comprehensively save resources and reduce production costs.
✅ Social facilities – to create conditions suitable for the functioning of institutions in winter and to save budget funds.
✅ To all concerned citizens who dream of living in an energy-independent, prosperous and prosperous country.
How to prepare your home for the heating season
✅ It is important to check your home for heat leaks and fix them in time. Causes of heat leakage: cracks in walls, concrete lintels, window frames; improperly selected heat-insulating materials; insufficient thermal insulation of the roof and floor. You can find the heat leak yourself – you need to identify the places where it comes from or use a thermal imager.
✅ Check the last time the heat meters were checked. It is necessary to check the meter if you want to continue paying according to its readings, and not by square meters. The amount of payment sometimes differs significantly!
✅ Check the heating system for sticking, leaks or corrosion; check whether the taps and valves on the distribution manifolds and radiators are closed.
How to save electricity
✅ On lighted devices:
- Install energy-saving light bulbs. An LED lamp consumes 90% less electricity and has a lifespan many times longer than an incandescent lamp
- Keep lighting fixtures clean. Dust on lamps can reduce the brightness of light by 20%.
- Turn off the lights when leaving the room.
✅ On household appliances:
- Defrost the refrigerator regularly. Do not put hot dishes in it. In this case, the refrigerator consumes many times more electricity.
- Do not keep the stove next to the refrigerator.
- Turn off household appliances completely.
- Switch the boiler to economy mode by setting the temperature to 50-60 degrees.
- Use modern household appliances with an energy efficiency classification of at least class A.
How to reduce water consumption
✅ Regularly check the serviceability of plumbing.
✅Install modern plumbing fixtures: faucets and aerator diffusers, an economical toilet with two drainage modes.
✅Load the dishwasher and washing machine to the maximum. For washing, use the mode without additional rinsing.
✅Install meters for hot and cold water.
✅ Give preference to showering rather than taking a bath.
✅ Do not forget to close the tap tightly after use!
✅ Turn off the water valve when leaving the house for a few days.
How and why to sort waste
✅Sorting waste helps turn it into an energy resource. Organic waste can be composted and turned into fertilizer or biogas.
✅The high-calorie fraction (the part of the packaging that cannot be recycled because it is dirty, for example) can be burned for energy.
✅Sort only the waste that is accepted at a recycling station
✅Separate parts of packaging made of different materials, for example, remove caps from bottles
Paper and plastic should be compressed so that it takes up less space.
✅Batteries, light bulbs, mercury thermometers should not be thrown away with other waste.
→ Using modern energy-saving lamps, you can choose warm, cold or neutral lighting.
Also. Smart light bulbs have already appeared. You can adjust the brightness and color palette using your smartphone via Wi-Fi.