Considering the economic effects of COVID on your pockets, we want to share some simple electricity savings tips to minimize your energy consumption in your homes and places of business, The tips listed below will help to cut down on your energy bill:
- Set air conditioner and refrigerator temperature to the manufacturers recommendation
For air conditioners, easy routine maintenance, such as replacing or cleaning air filters, can lower your cooling system’s energy consumption.
- Always try to unplug your smartphone battery chargers when not in use
- Consider switching to energy-efficient light bulbs:
Most traditional light bulbs in our homes consume almost 95% of the energy supplied as they tend to produce lots of heat, while only 5% is useful in producing light. When compared to Halogen incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs), we see a massive reduction from 25-80 percent less electricity and last 3 to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs. Try to replace traditional light bulbs or use them sparingly. Leaving them on for long periods is highly wasteful. Also when not in use, always turn off light bulbs to save energy.
- Limit the usage of water heaters:
Your energy bill, will likely have water heating is a major contributor to your total energy consumption. Try to use less hot water or turn down the thermostat on your water heater alternatively always make purchases of only energy-efficient water heaters.
- Purchase only energy-efficient appliances:
Non energy-efficient appliances also account for a large amount of energy consumed in our homes, offices. Always ensure energy-efficient appliances are installed. When not in use always turn off lights and electrical appliances.
- Consider using power strips to plug your home electronics
Try using power adaptors and extension boards to reduce energy consumption, always turn off power adaptors and extension when equipment is not in use. You’ll stop these devices from using energy when idle with one convenient switch.