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Participate in Lumo homes’ energy saving challenge 5-4-3-2-1-0 go: consume 5% less electricity

Lumo challenges you and your family to reduce your electricity consumption on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Now is the time to be creative and forget the routines! Read tips from a Motiva professional on how to reduce electricity consumption during these peak hours.


In Finland and Europe, the peak electricity consumption hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and, correspondingly, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To ensure that there will be enough energy for everyone next winter, the consumption of electricity should be reduced in peak hours. The EU has set a target of reducing electricity consumption by 5% during peak hours.

Take up the challenge of Lumo homes and the EU, break the routines and schedule your electricity consumption in a new way!

Reduce your electricity consumption 8–10 a.m. and 4–8 p.m.

This is how you can save electricity:

  • Take a shower before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
  • Switch off the underfloor heating in your bathroom during the peak hours. When the heating is switched on, the temperature is ideal when the floor does not feel cold or warm.
  • In cold weather, heat the car engine before 8 a.m. and only as much as needed. The best alternative is to walk, cycle or use public transport.
  • Do you have a habit of doing laundry first thing in the morning? Forget it. If you are at home during the day, do laundry only after 10 a.m. or after 8 p.m. The same applies to the dishwasher.
  • The timer is your best friend! Use timers and avoid peak hours. Or manage remote controlled power sockets with a mobile application.
  • Could you use your laptop during peak hours? A desktop computer and display consume much more electricity than a laptop.
  • Charge your devices outside the peak hours.
  • If you have an electric car, charge it during the night between 8 pm. and 6 am. You can usually manage the charging from you vehicle's or charging point's remote control application.
  • Small household appliances are energy-efficient. Forget your oven in peak hours and use your air-fryer, breadmaker, egg and rice cooker or prepare your food on the stove or in the microwave oven.
  • Everything that can be done during the weekend instead of the weekday peak hours saves energy, as electricity consumption is more evenly distributed at weekends.
  • Prepare all your food for the next week during the weekend, and you will save electricity as well as your time. It is easy and quick to warm up the food in the microwave oven.
  • Are you used to going to a restaurant at weekends? Maybe you could go there during the week? Or, pick up takeaway food for your family on a weekday every now and then. Ovens and stoves in restaurants are hot and consume energy in any case.
  • An electric sauna heater is an energy guzzler. Could you move your Friday sauna slot to Saturday or to a later time, so that you would not be using the sauna during peak hours.

It’s that easy. Are you ready to take up the challenge?

How to monitor your electricity consumption

Many electricity companies have their own applications, which can be used to monitor electricity consumption. Try Fingrid’s free Tuntihinta (hourly rate) mobile application, which monitors the market price of electricity. With this application, you can utilise the cheapest hours and reduce your electricity consumption at times when electricity is expensive and consumed more. The service will trigger an alert when the hourly rate for electricity exceeds the threshold that you have set.

Lumo homes is participating in the Down a Degree campaign organised by Motiva, the Energy Authority, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of the Environment and Sitra.

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