You might not notice but all these years you’ve been working so hard to pay your utility bills every month. Isn’t it about time to pull off some energy proofing activities and start saving for real?
Electricity is a basic need and no matter how much the consumption and price, you really need to pay for it. You just can’t fully avoid it and just rely on what’s left on your budget.
Before implementing your energy saving strategies, you should be aware on how it is distributed in your household. The greater percentage of your energy consumption would be for heating or cooling your place. Next would be used for lighting, cooking and using all other appliances.
However, your fridge consumes quite a significant amount of energy. For the latter, you should be aware that keeping it on saves a lot compared to frequently turning it off. More energy is being consumed the time your fridge starts cooling itself compared to the time it’s maintaining the temperature. Same goes with ironing. Schedule it once or twice a week and preferably in the morning when it is still cool as electrical consumption is lesser. A heat or cold generating appliance also contributes a major share in your electric bill. When it comes to lighting, turn it on only when needed. Let the sun serve its purpose during the day; open your windows and allow it inside.