Tips for Conserving Energy
Around 40% of DAS’ costs for building maintenance consist of energy
costs, in other words: heating, electricity and water. Therefore, conserving
energy means also smaller amount of rent.
With simple measures, we can all affect energy consumption and our
environment. By turning off unnecessary lights, closing front doors,
ventilating correctly and using water cautiously – we can all do our share.
This is how you can conserve energy
By changing your habitual use of water, you can affect the total water
consumption in your building significantly. Use water only when you actually
need it. Close the tap when you do not need water, for example when spreading
shampoo to your hair. There is no need to run water through the tap for the
whole time when shaving, or brushing your teeth.
Rinsing dishes under running water consumes a lot of water, so avoid
using excess water. Modern dishwashers are ecological. The consumption is
approximately 15 litres per wash, which amounts to about a minute of rinsing
under running water. See the separate tab concerning dishwashers.
Use the dual flush according to your needs. Flushing down dry trash down
the toilet consumes unnecessary amounts of water. When you place a trashcan in
the toilet for the dry rubbish, no water is needed for flushing it down.
Additionally, dry rubbish can also flock the drains and pipes.
The room temperature in the apartments is set to 19 - 21 C. This
temperature may feel cool to some tenants, but according to research, it is the
most beneficial to one’s health. The amount of dust increases as the temperate
increases. Additionally, increasing the temperature by one degree would
increase the heating costs by 5%.
The room temperature is regulated with a thermostat. In order to
function, the thermostat requires space and time. Do not place heavy curtains
or heat-radiating devices such as the TV or computer in front of the
thermostat. Also, do not hide the thermostat under a thick table. The
thermostat cannot detect the room temperature if air circulation is blocked.
The thermostat must not be twisted with force, their adjustability is
only around 2-3 degrees. The thermostatic radiator vent takes into
consideration the heat coming from the sun, electronic devices, lighting and
people. Also notice that the sudden changes in the outdoor temperature take
time for the thermostats to adjust to.
Separate indoor heaters are forbidden, because they disturb the heating
system in the building and lead to an increase in energy consumption.