Energy management

 

Gestetud was created in 1998 and has developed its activity over 22 years of experience, managing more than 1800 homes for 1000 different owners.

 

11 student residences ideally located in the heart of dynamic and attractive neighborhoods, close to schools and universities, near public transportation.

Electricity

 

  • Unplug small appliances when not in use.
  • Turn off lights when leaving rooms.
  • Unplug larger appliances (television, computer, etc.) when you leave your home for a long period of time.
  • Fridge: Defrost your fridge regularly (once a month). Do not put in hot food. The permanent operation of the refrigerator motor is a symptom of malfunction.
  • One degree less for the room temperature of the house represents a saving on the heating bill of almost 7%! The comfort temperature is about 19°C during the day and 16°C at night.
  • In winter, do not turn off your convector completely during the day and turn it back on strongly in the evening, but simply lower the heating power by a few degrees during your absence.
  • Hidden standby = hidden consumption! The TV set / computer / hi-fi system can absorb up to 100 watts per hour, that is to say an annual electricity consumption of about 80 €.

Water

 

Simple gestures: did you know?

 

  • A shower consumes 15 liters of water if you are economical, and more than 60 liters if you leave the water running all the time.
  • A bath consumes about 150 liters of water.
  • For small uses (washing hands, brushing teeth, ...) do not let the water run continuously. There are no small leaks!
  • Dripping faucet 1,5 liters / hour or 15 m³ / year
  • Slight leakage from the toilet flush or water heater (safety group) 3 liters / hour or 30 m³ / year
  • Flushes 30 liters / hour or 250 m³ / year

Flushing

 

Without having flushed the toilet, put a piece of toilet paper where the toilet flushes. The paper must remain dry, otherwise there is a leak. Notify your manager!

Cumulus

 

  • If there is a dripping sound without apparent water = leakage
  • If there are traces of rust around the cumulus = risk of leakage

 

In both cases, notify the manager for a technical control.

Cleanliness

 

  • Ventilate / air: an essential gesture for a healthy indoor climate. Ventilate at least once a day for 15 minutes by opening the windows (remember to turn off the heating in the room during this time). In winter, do not exceed 2×10 minutes of ventilation per day: this allows to renew the air without cooling the walls.
  • To guarantee a permanent ventilation of the whole dwelling is essential = Do not obstruct the VMC and the ventilations.
  • Do not smoke, especially indoors. If someone is smoking inside, ventilate intensively.
  • Avoid the use of perfumes and air fresheners. Open the windows, the outside air remains the best remedy against bad smells.
  • Avoid the use of insecticides in the home. These products contain VOCs and substances that are harmful to health. (Some plants act as insect repellents).
  • Use cleaning products correctly. Exceeding the recommended doses does not improve the quality of the cleaning... Follow the instructions for use.
  • Vacuum mattresses every time the season changes. Dust mites are microscopic animals.
  • Unclog without polluting: Chemical drain openers are particularly toxic and dangerous. In case of clogged pipes, suction cups, pumps or spiral cables are often used to solve the problem.

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