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How to Save Electricity

It's that time of the month again that we have to pay for our monthly electricity bill. Ours have increased by almost two hundred pesos (roughly around US $5). My mom has asked us to help in saving electricity in order to get a lower electric bill next month and would like to share some tips for those looking for a way to lessen their electric consumption as well.

1. Choose the right type of AC - If you're planning to buy an AC, take note of the area where you'll install the AC. If you'll be putting it in a small room with no direct sunlight hitting the said area, then a .75 HP unit will do. (We have a 1.5 HP window type AC for a 12 square metre bedroom which I know, is too much).

2. In daytime, we will only turn it ON for 3 hours the turn it OFF for the whole afternoon. Turn it on again at 6PM then turn it OFF by 9-10PM. Same thing applies if you have a heater at home.

3. Choose CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) over regular incandescent lamp - CFLs may cost more at first but in the long run, the amount you'll save in the electricity plus the lifespan is so much more compared to the incandescent lamp's cheaper purchase price. (This we already have been practising. No to incandescent lamp!)

4. Place the refrigerator away from heat source - Keep it away from stove ranges, toaster and direct sunlight. Doing otherwise will cause your fridge's temperature to rise, thus more energy would be needed to keep it cool. (Yep, done as well.)

Do you have any other tips to help lessen our electric consumption?

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scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 8:37 AM

Our electricity will be lower because oil price is low now.

peachpurple wrote on January 24, 2015, 11:10 AM

we never on the ac unless it is extremely hot. We off the tv and remove the plug when not watching and shut down not sleep mode the laptop.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 28, 2015, 12:13 AM

Sealing cracks can aid in lowering the cost of both heating and cooling, as can adding insulation. Purchasing energy saving appliances can also help. My current AC and furnace use significantly less electricity than my previous ones.

cheri wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:14 AM

I would love it too if my children will also help me in saving our electricity.

MommyCharm wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

scheng1 that's good. In our country however, oil price barely affects the electricity price. Ugh!

Ruby3881 wrote on February 5, 2015, 12:00 PM

We don't use AC, and generally use our appliance outside of peak hours. We've been using CFLs wherever possible, but I'm actually switching to LEDs to save even more energy.