How energy efficient is a Tbilisi apartment?
23 February, 2012
How energy efficient is a Tbilisi apartment?

Have you ever asked yourself how much money ‘eats’ your apartment ? Fridge :0,5 kwt per hour, computer 0,3 kwt per hour, fan 2 kwt per hour,electric kettle 2 kwt, energy saving bulb 0,02 kwt per hour, air-conditioner 4 kwt per hour, plasma TV set 0,3 kwt per hour,LED TV 0,15 kwt per hour;old cathode ray tube (CRT) television set 0,12 kwt per hour, LCD TV set 0,1 kwt per hour.Heater 10 kwt per

hour, electric range 10 kwt per hour, iron 2 kwt per hour, microwave 1 kwt per hour, vacuum cleaner 4 kwt per hour, regular bulb 0,1 kwt per hour.

 

If you are bored with reading this endless list of household items and consumed per hour kwts, I can give you a clue induction – cooking is not some radically new technology: it has long been widely used around the world, both by professionals and homeowners. But in the last few years the technology has improved so much, and the costs have dropped so much that a new wave of equipment, for both commercial and residential uses, has become available and is so overwhelmingly superior that it bids fair in the market and has almost completely captured the field for new installations worldwide in the next few years. So the first step is to buy electric induction cooker. Among well-know brands are Kromax Endevour, Tophouse, AEG, Electrolux. Among low-end brands are Chinese-made Energy. Next step is to replace energy-saver and standard bulbs with ‘warm light’ LED bulbs in the busy rooms, like kitchen, dining room etc. Get rid of electric kettles because they are electricity guzzlers, and look at your fridge if it is at least B class home appliance. The best ones are A and A++ fridges, but they are expensive….

The lights in your apartment can consume from 100 up to 200 kwts per hour monthly if you have not replaced regular bulbs with LED bulbs. So this is just a bottom-line approach to energy efficiency. I would not touch upon other value added devices like motion detectors for bathrooms and kitchens and other stuff. All appliances are sold on Internet so there are no major complications with worldwide delivery.

If you walk in the streets of old town in Tbilisi, you’ll see that winter-time Tbilisi apartment owners choose one favorite room which is warmed up, decorated and cherished. The indication is that this is number one room with a beautiful crystal chandelier hanging from the ceiling . This is the room from my childhood my Mom’s favorite.

So don’t worry, just try to be energy efficient at least in one room in order to skip heart attack by the month’s end, when your electricity bill pops in.

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