Saving electricity in the household

Saving electricity is not only good for the environment, but also offers great financial savings potential. In a typical Swiss household, there are various appliances that consume a lot of electricity and therefore also cost a lot of money. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can reduce electricity consumption and thus save money. MAX HAURI AG provides you here with some useful tips on how to save electricity and thus save money.

Which appliances consume the most electricity?

A typical Swiss household has various appliances that consume a lot of electricity. The biggest electricity consumers are heating (heat pumps), hot water (electric boilers), electrical appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, ovens, stovetops, dishwashers and computers. Together, these appliances can account for up to 75% of total electricity consumption. It is therefore important to check the electricity consumption of these appliances and replace older appliances if necessary.

Tips and tricks for saving electricity

The use of LED luminaires can reduce electricity consumption. LED luminaires are energy-efficient and last longer than conventional light bulbs. Electricity consumption meters help to monitor and specifically reduce electricity consumption. Power strips with switches make it possible to turn off appliances completely and thus save electricity when they are not in use. Another tip is not to leave appliances in stand-by mode, but to switch them off completely.

Saving electricity means saving money

By using energy-efficient appliances and the above tips, you can save a lot of electricity and thus save money. A simple example: If you use an LED lamp instead of a conventional light bulb, you can save about CHF 15 per year. If you change from an old refrigerator to a new, energy-efficient refrigerator, you can save up to 200 CHF per year. So it pays to invest in energy-efficient appliances and technologies.
Products to save electricity: MAX HAURI AG offers a wide range of products to help save electricity. These include LED lights, electricity consumption meters and socket strips with switches.

Socket strips with switch

Switched power strips allow you to disconnect several devices from the mains at the same time. For example, you can disconnect your TV, soundbar and other connected devices from the mains at the touch of a button.

Energy measuring devices

With an energy meter you can check how much energy an appliance uses - whether in operation or in standby. This way you can find the biggest power guzzlers in your household.

LED lights

Modern LED luminaires consume less energy than conventional luminaires while maintaining the same brightness.

Generate your own electricity with a balcony power plant

A balcony power plant is a compact and cost-effective solution for generating solar energy on a small area. It is a photovoltaic system that can be installed on the balcony or terrace and is simply connected to the power grid via a socket. The balcony power plant consists of solar modules, an inverter and a meter. The solar modules are placed on the balcony or terrace and connected to the inverter via cables.

The inverter converts the direct current generated by the solar modules into alternating current, which can then be fed into the electricity grid. The meter is used to monitor the energy generated. By installing a balcony power plant, self-consumption of solar energy can be increased, which leads to a reduction in electricity costs. Balcony power plants are particularly interesting for tenants, as they offer a way to generate environmentally friendly energy without having to go through costly approval procedures or structural changes. Only the landlord's consent is required. In addition, a balcony power plant must be registered with the energy provider. Overall, a balcony power plant offers a simple and cost-effective way to generate environmentally friendly energy and reduce one's own electricity consumption.

Notes on a mini PV system:

  • The production power of the system must not exceed 600 watts.
  • A declaration of conformity for all material is necessary and should be requested from the seller.
  • The electricity grid operator must be informed in writing before the system is put into operation.
  • There are no subsidies for the installation of a system of this size

Tools and installation material

MAX HAURI AG does not offer balcony power plants - but everything you need to install a balcony power plant. Discover our tools and installation materials.