For some Filipinos, household bills usually chunk up most of their income. May it be for water, for entertainment, or for the electricity bill, we sure have a few personal tricks up our sleeve we put to work for lessening all of those. A lot of us would like to think – well actually all of us – how to overall lessen or cut down the bills that go up to our faces every month. So how can I effectively cut my electricity monthly bill?
Watch your Air-Con consumption
We all are aware that we live in a humid and hot country which paves the road of reason why almost everyone is desperate to have air-conditioning units inside their homes. If you are unaware, your air-conditioning unit is one of the main reasons why your bill is high and cutting it down would ultimately mean discipline in utilizing your air-con unit/s.
If you have an old model or unit, replace it with a new one because maintaining an old unit costs more energy which means a higher bill. If you notice that the weather is not really that burning, try limiting your air-con usage to cut down your bill.
Ask Plants for Help
I know what you’re thinking what would the plants do to help me with my electricity bill? If you haven’t absorbed a lot in your Botany courses, plants reduce the heat around it by releasing moisture in the air through transpiration. So what do you need to do? Buy plants and have them beautifully inside your homes.
Keep your Refrigerator full
All of us are aware that constantly opening the refrigerator causes heat to enter which makes the ref work more because its main use is to keep things cold, right? I’ll tell you this, having an empty ref is pretty much the same because once it is opened, more cold air will leave the refrigerator in larger sums thus making the ref work harder to maintain its coolness.
Be sure to keep your refrigerator full so that it can see where its work is going but do not put too much inside because it can also take its toll on your bill. One good tip is to choose a unit with high Energy Efficiency Factor (EEF) when you are shopping for one. This is attached to a yellow label in every unit.
Schedule ironing sessions
The iron is one of the items in your household that consumes a lot of energy; what you need to do is to be wise about it. You can schedule ironing sessions once or two times in a week; you can use board covers so it flattens two sides all at once, or of course you can use fabric conditioners so it can lessen the wrinkles on your clothes which can cut off ironing schedules and can help you save your rising electric bill.
Unplug all of your appliances
There is a study conducted that differentiated the unplugging of devices inside your home and according to the study, it can add up to Php20.00 – Php50.00 per item if you neglect and fail to unplug devices and machines that are not being used. Make it a habit of unplugging your household items when they are not in use or when you are not home. You may be surprised by the results it will give you.
Are you one of the countrymen who stress about having a high and unreachable bill? It’s not really rocket science, everyone – you just need to be wise about it. We presented a few ways in order to cut down your electric bill and we are definitely sure that following what we listed here can add up to your savings.
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