High bills?  Poles use energy-hungry washing machines and refrigerators

More than 80 percent polishing families uses equipment RTV and home appliances With low energy efficiency – noted analysts from the Polish Economic Institute. They added that replacing them will reduce electricity consumption by a fifth.

As pointed out by PIE experts, more than 80 percent. Polish families use RTV and household appliances that need to be replaced with more Energy Efficiency. According to European Union law, electrical equipment is classified according to energy efficiency from A (the highest) to G (the lowest). “In Poland, most household appliances are of energy class D and lower” – it was indicated in the latest issue of “Tygodnik Gospodarczy PIE”. “Only 22 percent of refrigerator freezers in use belong to Class C and above, 19 percent. Washing Machine drum and 26 percent. Dishwashers “- it was said.

According to analysts, the replacement of the most common household electronics and household appliances will reduce the demand for them Electricity About 20 percent (5.8 TWh). It is reported that in 2019, households consumed a total of 23 TWh (total 29 TWh) for lighting and powering electrical appliances. “Almost half (11 TWh) of energy is used for lighting. Electric boilers (about 3.5 TWh), frozen refrigerator (less than 3 TWh) and televisions (2.5 TWh) also use a large share” – indicated.

In contrast, replacing conventional lamps with energy-saving ones – in the opinion of PIE – will allow this Low electricity consumption In Polish households an additional rate of 12 percent. (3.4 TWh). According to analysts, 52 percent of traditional energy-intensive light bulbs are still in use. Polish families. It has been noted that the energy consumption of LED bulbs currently in use is 6 times lower than that of conventional bulbs.

As shown, modernizing common home electronics and appliances and replacing lighting from traditional light bulbs to LEDs would reduce energy consumption by households by 9.2 TWh (31%). She said that if other types of lighting such as compact fluorescent and halogen lamps were replaced with LEDs, the total reduction would rise to 12.7 terawatt-hours (43%).

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