How to save electricity

It can be difficult to know what specific measures can be taken to save on electricity. On this page, you will get both general advice and concrete tips to get a lower electricity bill.

Energy saving

Get an overview of the power thieves

Perhaps the most important measure to save electricity is to get an overview of which electricity-consuming appliances you have. Take a walk around your house or apartment and write down an overview of everything that is connected to the sockets or that has a switch on the wall. Then find out how much power the various appliances use and sort the list by what uses the most power.

Now that you have the overview, you can start at the top of the list and assess whether you actually need this device. For example, do you heat a room in the house that you don't really use? Heating is one of the things that require the most power, so turning off a heater or heating cables can make a big difference.

Here are some of the things that can use the most electricity in your home:

  • Electric heating with heaters or heating cables
  • Electric car charging
  • Stove
  • Dryer
  • Hot water tank

Does your electricity supplier have an app?

Another important part of getting an overview is to see how much power you actually use and how the consumption compares to similar households. If you do not already have a good and clear app from your electricity supplier, it may be a good idea to change electricity supplier.

If you have an electric car, you can, for example, save a lot on charging when electricity is cheapest. Many electricity companies have an app that helps you with just this.

Keep an eye on the electricity price

There may be many power thieves in your home, which can be difficult to cut out completely. There can still be a lot to save by shifting consumption to another time of day. On our front page you can follow the electricity price at any time and see what the spot price is hour by hour.

Lower the temperature by one degree

Heating is one of the things that use the most electricity in an ordinary home. You save approximately 5% of heating costs for every degree you lower the indoor temperature.

Take a shorter shower or install an energy-saving shower

With the energy-saving shower, you can save up to 50% energy compared to normal shower heads. Or you can take a shower half the time. Heating hot water is one of the things that that use the most power in an average household, so there can be a lot of savings here.

Switch to energy-saving light bulbs

Lighting is not the thing that draws the most power, but switching to energy-saving and LED bulbs can still be a good investment. These provide up to 10 times more light with the same amount of energy.

Charge the electric car when it is cheapest

The price of electricity can fluctuate a lot during the day, and charging an electric car uses a lot of electricity. Plan your charging and charge when it's cheapest. This can also be automated with many smart home solutions.

Turn off the lights in rooms you are not using

This might be the oldest trick in the book! Although lighting does not use very much electricity, especially energy saving bulbs, there can still be a few kroner to save here when the electricity is extra expensive.

Install heat pump

A heat pump is a very efficient heating method, and can use 2-3 times less power than an oven that provides the same amount of heat. It may cost a little to install, but will definitely pay off in the long run.