Electricity, heating and water (citizens) | Greenreality

Electricity, heating and water

You can reduce your home’s carbon footprint and your housing expenses by using energy smartly and relying on more renewable energy solutions. Energy and water make up 30-40% of an apartment building’s maintenance costs. Tenant’s also pay for any electricity they use. You can independently make an impact on your energy costs if you live in a house of your own. People living in electrically heated houses can cut their electricity bills by up to 10% by making small changes to their consumption habits and even more by making some minor investments in repairs and upkeep.

Remember that lowering your heating by one degreecan save you 5% in heating costs!

Select a climate action

  • Favour emissions-free or low-emissions energy sources
  • Conduct a “DIY energy inspection” and work out your own energy use and consumption habits
  • Only buy white goods with an energy efficiency rating of at last ‘A’
  • Make the switch to LED lighting
  • Generate your own electricity via solar panels
  • Make sure that your radiators are evenly pressurised and that your thermostat works correctly
  • Make sure the heat pump works correctly. Don’t leave your central heating on in summer
  • Keep an eye on your energy consumption. This can highlight any unnecessary energy use
  • Fix any leaks or gaps in insulation. The South Karelia Energy Advisory Council loans out thermal cameras free of charge

 

Ask for energy-saving advice

The South Karelia Energy Advisory Service, operated by the Lappeenranta Regional Environmental Board, is involved in implementing a new energy advisory service coordinated by Motiva.

The National Energy Advisory service, coordinated by Motiva, can now be contacted via its Energy matters Facebook page. You can contact an expert energy advisor by sending a direct Facebook message and they will be able to assist you in any questions relating to energy use, heating systems, and switching to renewable energy sources. The service is free of charge.

The aim of the energy advisory service is to encourage and support Finns to consider sustainable consumption solutions, promote responsible energy use, and help people choose the most appropriate renewable energy practices. The energy advisors belong to a national advisory network providing local advice services in 12 municipalities. You can find information about the various advisory services and events via the Energy matters Facebook page.

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Capital of Finland

Lappeenranta has been chosen as the Climate Capital of Finland by WWF in 2014 and 2016.

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