Save money and the planet: CO2 tips

Did you know that 40% of all CO2 emissions are caused by private consumption? And that a quarter of the personal CO2 footprint can be reduced without major investments? Simple tips with a direct positive impact on the climate and your wallet.

Use kettle instead of stove

It has been shown that heating a liter of water to 100 ° C with an electric kettle is not only more efficient in terms of time but also in terms of energy savings than with an electric stove, a ceramic hob or the microwave. Although modern induction stoves heat water almost as quickly as an electric kettle, the kettle is still the most efficient method for up to 1.5 liters. Also use the water from the kettle to cook vegetables, potatoes, pasta, etc. This speeds up the cooking process, uses less energy and emits less CO2. Money saved per year: 48.00 CO2 savings per year: 155.00 kg

Use the residual heat from the hob

Many dishes can still cook completely after switching off the hob due to the residual heat. If you stick to this, you will save a lot of energy. How do you do that? Turn off the stove about three to five minutes earlier because the residual heat is sufficient to cook most foods. Money saved per year: 10.00 CO2 savings per year: 45.00 kg

Switch off the coffee machine

Switch off the coffee machine immediately after preparing the coffee. If you want to drink the coffee throughout the day, use a thermos to keep it warm. Money saved per year: 26.60 CO2 savings per year: 80.50 kg

Leave the heat in the oven

An oven needs a lot of energy to reach the desired temperature. Make sure that heat is not lost, so that unnecessary energy is not consumed. Make sure that the oven door remains closed during baking, because every time you open the door and peek into the oven, it cools down 5 to 10 degrees and uses unnecessary energy to get back to the desired temperature. Also make sure that the oven door closes properly, so that no heat can escape Money savings per year: 5.00 CO2 savings per year: 15.00 kg

Energy-efficient dishwashing

Although the dishwasher is the method with the lowest energy consumption for washing dishes, but if you do not have a dishwasher, soapy water is a cost-saving measure. How were you well off?

  • Never wash under running water;
  • Allow the sink to fill using the shut-off valve and then turn off the tap;
  • As long as the dishes are not heavily soiled or greasy, cold water will suffice.

Money saved per year: 32.50 CO2 savings per year: 77.50 kg

Boil eggs with an electric egg boiler

An electric egg boiler uses less energy than cooking in a pan on the stove. If you often boil eggs, purchasing an egg cooker is worthwhile. How it works?

  • An electric egg cooker uses half as much energy as boiling eggs on the stove.
  • This also reduces CO2 emissions by 50%
  • The egg tastes exactly the same!

You reduce your energy costs and CO2 emissions, but can still enjoy eggs for breakfast. Moreover, the eggs never become too hard or too soft because you can set the time very accurately. Money saved per year: 3.00 CO2 savings per year: 8.00 kg

Relieve the burden on your refrigerator

Your refrigerator uses a lot of energy to cool food. Therefore, allow warm leftovers to cool in the kitchen before placing them in the refrigerator. Another tip: If it is cold outside, you can place packaged leftovers on the balcony or in the garden to relieve the strain on your refrigerator. Money saved per year: 2.50 CO2 savings per year: 9.00 kg

Efficient use of your oven

Did you know that preparing a meal in the oven requires approximately twice as much energy as on the stove? What should you pay attention to?

  • The oven only needs to be preheated when preparing protein-containing dishes, in other cases this is not necessary;
  • Place several dishes in the oven at the same time. Even when it is fuller, the oven hardly uses any more energy.

Money saved per year: 5.00 CO2 savings per year: 16.00 kg