Effective ways of saving Electricity Bill

Judicious use of electric gadgets helps in saving electricity bill. Here are few tips on how to lower power bill.

  • Service electrical appliances regularly for better performance.
  • Go for star rating while purchasing electric gadgets.
  • Turn off power switch when appliances are not in use.
  • Clean filters of electric devices so that they don’t have to work hard, leading to less energy dissipation.
  • Make sure fans are dust free to assure proper functioning.
  • Ensure the room is well insulated while using an air conditioner.
  • Give your refrigerator some TLLC
  • Use solar energy to power your house. Connecting batteries to the system will be an added advantage.

     Judicious use of electric gadgets helps in saving electricity bill. Here are few tips on how to lower power bill.

  •  Service electrical appliances regularly for better performance.

    Just as human body, machines too need regular servicing for its smooth functioning, which in turn helps in saving electricity. Remember to go through the brochures of appliances and do the servicing as and when required. If left unserviced the appliances has to work a lot which leads to more power consumption.

  • Go for star rating while purchasing electric gadgets.

    Energy efficient star rating should be a main criteria while purchasing gadgets. Go for it even if it is an expensive buy because in the long run it helps in saving a lot of electricity than the one with a low star rating.

  • Turn off power switch when appliances are not in use.

    Make it a habit to turn off power switch while leaving a room. It hardly takes few seconds, while the gain is huge. Plugged- in appliances consume electricity even when not in use. Most often laptops and television are left in standby mode, which consume electricity. Switch off at the wall to prevent power drain.

  • Clean filters of electric devices.

    Clean filters of electric devices so that they don’t have to work hard, leading to less energy dissipation. Run washing machine and dish washer on cold water, so as to save water heating cost. Always make it a point to use washing machine and dish washer only when there is a full load. Using them more frequently with lesser load will lead to  power hike.

  • Make sure fans are dust free.

   Make sure the blades of fan are dust free to assure proper functioning. When dust free, fans will be more aerodynamic and require less power to function.

  • Ensure the room is well insulated while using an air conditioner.

    Look for gaps under the doors, ventilators and by window side. All the gaps have to be sealed well while using an air conditioner. Curtains and blinds have to be closed well so as to reduce the amount of heat entering the room from outside. Do not turn on the air conditioner on a full boar with the idea of cooling the room faster. It just chews up electricity. Ideal way is to set a temperature of 25 degrees with moderate fan speed. It helps to cool the room affordably.

  • Give your refrigerator some TLLC.

    Fridges can be the biggest source of power drain as its used 24/7, 365 days a year. Vacuum the top and back of fridge, if dusty. Replace the seal if it has started to wither. Defrost the fridge, when iced up. Set the temperature to 3-5 degrees and freezer to -18 degrees. Replace your old fridge so that you can save lots of money on power consumption.

  • Use solar energy to power your house.

       Be independent of power suppliers by getting your homes powered by solar energy. It brings a drastic difference in power bill as solar energy is being used for running the house. Connecting batteries to the system will give an added advantage. It helps to store electricity and use it for a later purpose.

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