Saturday, May 24, 2008

How to Save Electricity

One day i was happily coming back from work, went to my room and turn on the PC. I was about to do the normal stuff i do online when suddenly i heard a faint voice calling me from downstairs. The voice was my mum calling my name over and over again. So fine, I went down to see what did she want. When i was there, guess what? The electric bill was in her hand and she started to preach about my usage.
I didn't recall using so much of electricity since most of the time i will be at work or out with my friends for "yam cha", shopping, movies, gym and many more. Other times i will be asleep. Its true sometimes when i was asleep, i will leave the PC on for downloading stuffs but then again, it was never that much. Basically i only use my house electric to online, air conditioner and charge my mobile.Then i was like "ok, thats it, i'm gonna find out what was actually causing so much". After the lecture, i went to my PC and quickly find the tips on how to conserve electricity.
How to Conserve Electricity

1. Turn off electrical appliance when not in use.
2. Use energy saving light bulbs which consumes less energy and last longer.
3. Use natural light when possible.
4. Close all curtains and binds to avoid direct sunlight which will bring up the temperature.
5. Clean air conditioner frequently coz dirty filters will result in the air conditioner working harder which consumes more power.
6. Set the temperature between 22 to 26 degrees for optimum usage.
7. Clean fan blades to ensure it works efficiently.
8. Stock your refrigerator appropriately coz over overload refrigerator use up more energy.
9. Let food cool before putting in the refrigerator.
10. Place refrigerator at least 4 inches away from the wall to avoid overworking the motor.
11. Open refrigerator when necessary.
12. Boil only required amount of water.
13. Wash with your washing machine only when you have a full load but avoid overloading.
14. Select a model that suits the family needs.
15. Before making an electrical appliance, get the retailers to explain on the energy consuption of the appliance.
16. Whenever possible, use more energy efficient appliances.
By the way, the current tariff for a domestic household usage according to TNB are as below.

First 200 kWh (1 - 200 kWh) per month sen/kWh 21.80
Next 800 kWh (201 - 1,000 kWh) per month sen/kWh 28.90
Over 1,000 kWh (1,001 kWh onwards) per month sen/kWh 31.20

4 comments:

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adson stone said...

Hi friend how are you I want share with you some tips about how we can save energy because now days energy short fall to much so we can save energy for our future. Ceiling insulation is the most effective barrier against the summer heat and the winter cold. A minimum of R3.5 is recommended for most areas in Victoria. Keep the heat inside during winter and the hot air out in summer by sealing up any gaps and cracks in external walls, floors and ceiling. Seal external doors using draught stoppers or 'door snakes' at the bottom and weather stripping around the frames. Close blinds, curtains, windows and doors on cold days to keep the heat in, and in summer use outside shading to keep the sun off the glass. Dress for the weather – in winter, wear extra layers inside and lower your heating thermostat. By setting your heating thermostat between 18-20°C, you can decrease your running costs by up to 10%. In summer, wear lighter clothing and keep your air conditioner’s thermostat between 24°C – 26°C Your fridge runs 24 hours a day 365 days a year. This adds up and makes it the most expensive appliance to run. Make sure that the door seal is tight and free from gaps so cold air doesn't escape. If you have a second fridge, give it a winter break - just turn it on when you need it. Only heat or cool and light rooms you are using. Where possible, zone your lighting and ducted heating or cooling and close off doors to unoccupied rooms.
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