What can a TOAS resident do to save energy🔌
💡The coming year will be exceptional and significant in terms of electricity and energy saving. Everyone has their own important role in saving energy and changing their everyday habits in the most saving direction possible. The changes don’t have to be huge, but smart and it’s enough that everyone does their best in what they can.
💡Especially during the coldest winter months, electricity consumption in Finland is high, and there may be a shortage of electricity at times. At worst, this can lead to power outages that make living more difficult.
It is everyone’s responsibility to make small but big impact electricity-saving changes in their everyday life🙋 Simple actions for TOAS residents include, for example:
- Stopping the use of electric heaters.
The target temperature of apartments during the heating season is 20-22 degrees. Electric heaters should not be used. In TOAS properties, the heating is regulated according to the temperatures of the apartments, so additional heaters interfere with the operation of the automatic central heating system and, at worst, lower the temperatures of other apartments.
- Car interior heaters.
The use of car interior heaters is prohibited.
- Improving and maximizing the use of the oven and stove in cooking. Avoid using the oven and stove during peak electricity consumption hours. Prefer using a microwave when cooking.
- Filling the washing machine and dryer to full
- Filling the dishwasher to full
- Reducing the use of apartment saunas
- Reducing the use of desktop computers and gaming machines
🔌Electrical devices and lights should also be turned off when they are not in use.
Power outages cause operational interruptions and possibly equipment breakdowns in the apartments or property equipment, such as elevators or the heating system. That’s why it’s important to reduce electricity use, especially in the peak hours of consumption, i.e. the times when people are most active at home, for example in the mornings from 8 am to 10 am and in the afternoons from 4 pm to 6 pm.
During these times, you should avoid using and charging electrical devices that are not necessary for everyday life. Consumption peaks can be smoothed out, for example, by changing the operating hours of washing machines and dishwashers.
✨As long as everyone does their best to save electricity, we can hopefully avoid power outages and energy shortages. If there are power outages, we have to take quick measures and save electricity in the easiest and fastest way possible. In this case, we temporarily take the saunas out of use so that there is enough electricity for all the necessities of life✨