In Germany I get offers for reduced electricity rates from 22:00 to 6:00 for private households. The reduced rate is about 20% less than the normal rate.
We're a family of 4 persons, 2 adults and 2 children at the age of 5 or less.
Children go to bed at 20:00, my wife latest 23:00 and I between 23:00 and 24:00. We get up between 5:30 and 6:15, depending on how many of us decided to take a shower in the morning.
As you can see, it shouldn't be a problem to turn something on at 22:00, even something that needs manual interaction, and turn it off in the morning around 6:00 or a bit later.
What kind of electric devices in private households are most suitable to operate during night so that I can save electricity expenses? Or is this offer just scam and not really suitable for personal use?
I can hardly think of any device I could operate during night, but possibly I just don't own suitable devices.
A washing machine (~2 hours run time) might be ok, but then the clothes lie there for another 6 hours until they get hung - not the best choice... With an energy class A+ washing machine I could move 220khW (~70 €) to the night shift, saving ~14 €, which is not really that much.