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Conserving resources: March 5 is World Energy Saving Day

World Energy Saving Day on March 5 reminds us of the importance of using our resources responsibly. At a time when climate change is an ever-increasing threat and energy resources are becoming scarcer, it is vital that we take action together to save energy and protect our environment.

World Energy Saving Day is an opportunity to highlight the many ways in which each of us can play our part in saving energy. From small changes in everyday behavior to larger investments in energy-efficient technologies, there are numerous ways to reduce our energy consumption and cut costs at the same time.


Saving energy = saving hot water

Saving energy is a broad concept that encompasses various aspects of energy consumption, including heating, cooling, lighting, transportation and much more. One area of energy saving that is often overlooked, but nonetheless significant, is saving hot water.

Hot water is an essential part of our daily lives, be it for showering, washing dishes, laundry and much more. Each of us uses around 130 liters of water every day. However, the production of hot water requires a lot of energy: after heating, the production of hot water is the second biggest energy guzzler in the household!


We are convinced: saving energy starts in the bathroom

Standard showers and washbasin taps often have a water flow rate of 12 to 15 liters per minute. If you consider that people often shower for up to 10 minutes and wash their hands very frequently, this adds up to a large amount of hot water. Consumption can be drastically reduced by technical means - for example by using low-flow shower heads. However, these often result in a noticeable loss of comfort. To prevent this from happening, we recommend the Ecowaterjet system for the shower: easy to install without tools, this mini turbine saves up to 50 percent water and energy with every shower without the shower user noticing. With Ecowaterjet in the shower, a two-person household can save around 22,000 liters of water a year and a hotel with 100 rooms around 1,500,000 liters. The mini turbine can be supplemented by flow limiters for taps. These reduce the amount of water to an economical 5 liters per minute. This not only saves valuable water in the bathroom, but also reduces energy consumption and operating costs as well as CO2 emissions. A win-win for us and the environment!

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Attention, lime!

Limescale can also drive up energy bills! For every millimeter of limescale on the heat exchanger or heating coil, the energy costs for water heating increase by around 7 percent. If pipes and appliances are affected by limescale deposits, increased pumping capacity is also necessary, which in turn consumes more energy and increases costs without you even noticing it. The nasty surprise then comes with the energy bill. Classic, salt-based descaling systems are often used as the method of choice to combat limescale. However, these systems are not only maintenance-intensive, but also - depending on the degree of hardness - consume a lot of additional water for rinsing and regenerating the systems, which leads to increased water consumption. The Aquabion from Rabmer prevents corrosion and limescale in households, residential complexes and industrial plants - without the use of chemicals, salt or magnets. The device is used directly on the main water pipe and requires no maintenance, electricity or additional water. This saves water, energy and money.


Everyone is part of the solution

World Energy Saving Day reminds us that we are all part of the solution. By using our energy resources consciously, being aware of our own consumption, adapting our behavior, using innovative tools or sustainable alternatives, we can make an important contribution to protecting the environment and ensuring a future worth living for generations to come.