Savings Assistant

Savings Assistant

Calculate the consumption of your household electrical appliances and start saving today.

Recommendations for Saving

Find out the average monthly savings you will get if you follow the recommendations we provide for your appliance for a month.

Refrigerator A+ 520 L


    • A++ refrigerators are the most efficient appliances while G rating refrigerators are the least efficient. You can choose a high-efficiency refrigerator to maximize energy savings.
    • You can place the refrigerator at the coldest spot in the kitchen away from heat sources such as ovens, radiators and sunlight to reduce your energy consumption by 15%. 
    • Make sure that the back of the refrigerator is 10 cm away from the wall and the sides are 15 cm away. Consumption will double or triple if the air circulating around the refrigerator is not cooled. 
    • Use a suitable soft broom to clean the grill of your refrigerator at least once a year. 
    • Keep the fridge at +5°C and the deep freezer at -18°C. 
    • Do not put hot food or drinks in the refrigerator. Otherwise, the refrigerator will work longer to keep the heat away, which will result in higher energy consumption. 
    • Fridge and deep freezer doors must be airtight. Once every month, clean, dry and powder the magnetic strips on the doors together with their adherence surfaces. 
    • If you plan to use frozen food from the deep freezer, take it out of the freezer one day ahead and let it thaw in the fridge. 
    • Regularly clean your refrigerator to prevent icing.
    • Tightly seal the containers filled with foods that contain liquid. Unsealed containers increase humidity in the refrigerator, which causes the refrigerator to use more energy to dehumidify. 
    • Do not open the refrigerator door often and do not keep it open for a long time. 
    • Remove extra packaging of foods before putting them in the refrigerator. The thicker the packaging is, the more energy your refrigerator will use to keep it cool.

Dishwasher A+


    • Energy efficient dishwashers with A rating offer 32% more energy saving compared to D rating dishwashers and 48% more compared to G rating dishwashers.
    • Leave a space of at least 5 cm around the dishwasher so that it heats up less and consumes less energy.
    • Start the dishwasher once it is fully loaded, but avoid overloading it.
    • Prefer eco programs if you are washing a small amount of dishes.
    • Use prewash only when necessary.
    • If you set the water temperature to 50 degrees instead of 60 when washing the dishes, you can reduce energy consumption by 10%. 
    • You will save more energy if you turn off the dishwasher after the final rinse cycle and leave the door ajar for the dishes to dry off.

Washing Machine A+


    • Prefer washing machines with high efficiency ratings at or above A.
    • When buying a washing machine, make sure you select one with the capacity you usually use for your laundry. For example, the newly launched washing machines with a 10-kg capacity are not suitable for small families or families who need to wash laundry very often, even if these machines have A rating.
    • Make sure there is at least a 5 cm space between the washing machine and the wall.
    • Higher spinning speed does not mean better washing performance. Furthermore, it makes laundry harder to iron and consumes a lot of energy. Select programs with lower spinning speeds.
    • Use the washing machine with full capacity, making sure that there is one hand’s breadth of space between the laundry and the drum when you press the laundry.
    • You can manually soak heavily soiled laundry in water before you wash them in the washing machine. This way, you will get clean laundry with a single washing cycle.
    • Do not use detergent more than the amount recommended in the user manual and do not use detergents that produce too much foam. Prefer detergents that you can use at low temperatures.

Clothes Dryer


    • Prefer dryers with high efficiency ratings at or above A.
    • Do not excess the recommended maximum capacity.
    • Try to clean the filters after every drying cycle.
    • Make sure the room where the appliance is placed is well ventilated during drying.
    • Dry same sort of items together.
    • During the drying cycle, do not open the door of the machine unless necessary.

LCD TV A+ 49 inches


    • Prefer televisions with high efficiency ratings at or above A.
    • If you reduce screen brightness, you can lower energy consumption by up to 50%.
    • Use eco mode to save energy when watching TV.
    • If you enjoy falling asleep with the TV on at night, use the auto-off program.
    • Use the button at the bottom of the TV to turn it off. If you use the remote control to turn off the TV and keep it in standby, it will consume 5% more energy. 

Iron


    • Iron your clothes when they are still damp and turn off the steam setting. 
    • Use a temperature setting suitable for the fabric you are ironing.
    • The moment you turn on the iron is the moment with the highest energy consumption. For this reason, finish the ironing process without any breaks.
    • When ironing, you can plug off the iron before you are done and use the residual heat to iron the rest of your laundry.

Vacuum Cleaner


    • Use the vacuum cleaner at the lowest power level possible.
    • Frequently empty or replace the dust bag.

Oven


    • Prefer ovens with high efficiency ratings at or above A.
    • When cooking, do not open the oven door more than necessary. The temperature inside the oven will decrease by 25 to 30 degrees every time you open the door.
    • Do not preheat unless necessary.
    • You can bake more than one dish at once in the oven. You just need to take out the one that is cooked earlier and keep the other one in the oven longer.
    • Thaw frozen foods before putting them in the oven.
    • Use materials with high conductivity. You will get better results with glass or ceramic dishes in the oven compared to metal dishes. With glass and ceramic dishes, you can use the oven at temperatures lower by 15 degrees compared to other materials. These dishes preserve heat longer compared to metal dishes. 
    • Turn off the oven a few minutes before the cooking time is over. The meal will continue cooking until the residual heat is totally gone.
    • Do not preheat unless strictly necessary.

Air Conditioner 12000 Btu


    • Prefer air conditioners with high efficiency ratings at or above A.
    • Close doors and windows to prevent air circulation.
    • If size is not a problem, prefer air conditioners with a larger heat transfer surface.
    • Prefer air conditioners that have a function to dissipate heat/cold homogenously.
    • Complete the maintenance procedures regularly for the filters and hoses of your air conditioner.
    • Make sure that the outdoor unit is not exposed to direct sunlight during summer. Use shades if necessary.
    • Use the eco mode.

Incandescent Light Bulb


    • Do not prefer incandescent light bulbs, also known as “Edison light bulbs”. These have the lowest energy efficiency rate and their greenhouse gas emission is very high.
    • You can use energy saving lamps to get the warm light of incandescent bulbs. This will provide 80% energy saving.
    • You may not be able to replace all your light bulbs at once but try to replace them with energy saving bulbs one at a time. 
    • Organize your rooms to get the most out of the sunlight. In particular, you can arrange the seating areas in brighter spots closer to windows.
    • Clean your light bulbs and chandeliers regularly. This way, brightness will not decrease and you will not need extra lighting.
    • Use lighting suitable for the purpose. For example, if you are working at a desk, using a small table lamp would be better than using the lights for the whole room.
    • Use switches with a dimmer in your lighting. This will allow you to keep the lights at the necessary level, avoiding excessive energy consumption.
    • Especially in spots such as the balcony and window ledges, you can use solar LEDs, which means lighting without any electricity consumption.
    • Turn the lights off when leaving the room. This will allow you to save energy until the next time you use that room.

Energy Saving Light Bulb


    • Organize your rooms to get the most out of the sunlight. In particular, you can arrange the seating areas in brighter spots closer to windows.
    • Clean your light bulbs and chandeliers regularly. This way, brightness will not decrease and you will not need extra lighting.
    • Use lighting suitable for the purpose. For example, if you are working at a desk, using a small table lamp would be better than using the lights for the whole room.
    • Use switches with a dimmer in your lighting. This will allow you to keep the lights at the necessary level, avoiding excessive energy consumption.
    • Especially in spots such as the balcony and window ledges, you can use solar LEDs, which means lighting without any electricity consumption.
    • Turn the lights off when leaving the room. This will allow you to save energy until the next time you use that room.

LED Lamp


    • Organize your rooms to get the most out of the sunlight. In particular, you can arrange the seating areas in brighter spots closer to windows.
    • Clean your light bulbs and chandeliers regularly. This way, brightness will not decrease and you will not need extra lighting.
    • Use lighting suitable for the purpose. For example, if you are working at a desk, using a small table lamp would be better than using the lights for the whole room.
    • Use switches with a dimmer in your lighting. This will allow you to keep the lights at the necessary level, avoiding excessive energy consumption.
    • Especially in spots such as the balcony and window ledges, you can use solar LEDs, which means lighting without any electricity consumption.
    • Turn the lights off when leaving the room. This will allow you to save energy until the next time you use that room.

Kettle


    • You can heat water on a gas stove to save 50% energy.
    • Kettles are appliances with the highest energy consumption. So, make sure you only heat the amount of water you need.
    • Clean your kettle regularly as limescale and soiled surfaces delay heating.

Microwave Oven


    • Unplug the microwave oven when not in use. 
    • Do not heat food more than you will consume.
    • Set the timer according to the ideal heating time of food items.
    • If you need to heat more than one piece at a time, place thick pieces at the edges of your plate and thin pieces in the middle.

Laptop


    • Reduce screen brightness. The brighter your screen is, the more energy it will consume.
    • Turn off the screen saver. Contrary to popular belief, screen savers do not save energy; actually, a graphically demanding screen saver will double the energy consumption of your computer.
    • Select a computer with an LCD. They consume 50 to 70% less energy compared to other displays.
    • Set your computer to energy saving mode. In addition to saving energy when you are using the computer, this mode will make the computer sleep after some time of inactivity to prevent consumption.
    • Shut down your computer if you are not going to use it for another two hours. Put it to standby if you will use it in less than two hours.
    • Unplug the computer when not in use. You can plug it in again when you want to use it.

Mobile Phone


    • When not in use, turn off mobile data/Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. They consume energy even when the screen is off.
    • The more content your internal storage contains, the more energy your phone will consume even when not in use. Delete old images, files and messages regularly.
    • Do not install unnecessary apps on your phone. Almost all apps will run on the background and consume energy.
    • Reduce screen brightness. The brighter your screen is, the more energy it will consume. 
    • Turn off vibration especially when notification sounds are on. Try not to use keypad sounds, game sounds or background music.
    • Do not use the synchronization function for social networks. This function continuously uses Wi-Fi or mobile data, which means it uses internet and electrical energy.
    • Use system cleaning apps. These apps will manage your RAM and battery for higher efficiency. Also, they set automatically launching apps to sleep mode to prevent relaunching.
    • Make it a habit to charge your phone when you are awake. If you plug the phone in at night and sleep, it will charge for a time that is more than necessary. This will waste energy and shorten the battery life of your phone.

Sandwich Toaster


    • Sandwich toasters are among home appliances with the highest energy consumption as they heat up using a resistor. 
    • Make sure to buy a sandwich toaster from an energy-efficient range.
    • Sandwich toasters with automatic temperature control do not remain on for more than necessary, preventing continuous heating. 
    • Sandwich toasters with griddles use much less energy compared to others and prepare your toasted sandwich in a shorter time.

Electric Heater


    • Keep your curtains open during the day to let the sunshine heat your rooms. 
    • Keep the doors of unused rooms closed.
    • Do not place furniture in front of your heater.
    • Use carpets or rugs in the most used rooms such as the living room.
    • Use sealants that prevent the air from entering through the joint spots of your doors and windows.
    • Replace your window glass with double glazed insulating units.
    • Get information from experts about the insulation of your building, have sheathing installed if necessary.