48 SMART: How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Since the increase of power rate in June 2011, we have to pay extra 7% (in average) for the monthly electricity bill. So I would like to share with you my experience on how to reduce my electricity bill:

  1. Do not use electric kettle/ thermos to boil water and store hot water. Heat generating electrical appliances consume a lot of electricity. Get a good kettle with whistle, use gas to boil water and keep in vacuum flask.
  2. Get air conditioner with inverter instead of traditional air conditioner. Inverter air conditioners will be higher in price and installation fees. But you can save more in the long run.
  3. Do not on air conditioner all night long. Use timer function to automatic turn off during midnight.
  4. Unplug the electrical appliances that are not in use. Although the power is off, electricity will still be consumed if connected to sockets.
  5. Do not put your DVD player or TV on standby mode if you are not using them. Switch off instead.
  6. Use energy saving bulbs.
  7. Turn off lights and fans when you're not in the room.
  8. If you're using desktop, turn off whenever you're not using it.

I've tried the electricity saver that claims to save 20% of electricity. However, it does not really help to reduce my electricity bills after I've installed it for a few months. I feel that good habits and use of green electrical products are more effective in reducing electricity bills. By practising what I listed out above, I managed to save 15 ~ 20% from my electricity bill monthly.


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