How to save electricity at home to reduce the electricity bill.
There are a few simple steps to follow for saving electricity and reducing power consumption.
Other than installing photovoltaic solar panels at home to reduce the cost of electricity in your home there are steps you could follow to reduce your power consumption.
In the video you will see how to change your electricity usage to reduce power consumption.
Fridge freezer temperature control
Change the fridge temperature control to a setting from 1 to 5. On 5 the fridge uses more power to cool down the food more and at 1 it uses the least electricity and it will result in an increase of temperature in the fridge.
A good setting is 3 for the fridge but you can try to reduce power consumption of the fridge further by changing the fridge temperature control to the number 2.
The freezer also has a temperature control setting and you should keep it at normal or between lowest and normal instead of the maximum setting for the freezer.
Use a freezer thermometer to be sure your freezer has a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius instead of -25.
Turn off the lights
Turn off the lights you don’t use and during the day, open the curtains and use natural sunlight instead of light bulbs. The sun light is much better and it’s free.
Replace CFL light with modern LED light bulbs
Replace CFL light with modern LED light bulbs and LED light fixtures.
Do not use any incandescent light bulbs at all.
Any 8W LED light bulb makes more light than a 25W CFL light bulb and it is a lot better than incandescent 60W or 100W old light bulbs.
Turn off power to appliances when not in use
Turn off power to appliances when not in use. Use a switch to turn the TV on and your TV box or media players and speakers.
Turn off power to kitchen appliances when not in use, this reduces power consumption and makes your kitchen safer.
Use central heating or Air conditioners for heating
Use central heating or Air conditioners for heating.
For heating, use Aircon A/C instead of electric heaters or oil heaters.
The energy efficiency of a modern heat pump or heat exchanger aircon heater is much more efficient than a simple electric heater.
Central heating systems are better when available.
Set your central heating system thermostat to 19 degrees Celsius or 20 degrees in the winter to consuming less energy to heat your home.
Use fans instead of Air conditioners
For cooling use a fan on low speed instead of the air conditioners or aircon, A/C and use the aircon only on the hottest days or during the night.
Washing machine Eco mode
Washing machine should be loaded to full capacity but not overloaded.
Use the temperature control setting to 0 degrees Celsius or 30 degrees Celsius to reduce power consumption from the washing machine.
Also use the washing machine Eco modes when available.
Keep the fridge full
Keep the fridge full at all time when in use.
A full fridge keeps cool with less electricity consumption than an empty fridge. More food in the fridge increase the thermal mass and the fridge environment will not warm up so much when you open the fridge door.
If you travel, empty the fridge, turn it off and keep fridge freezer doors open to avoid mold growth.
Water pressure pump
If you have a pressure pump and a direct tap drinking water faucet, use the drinking water faucet for washing food instead of pressure pump.
It will keep the pump off and you can reduce the water consumption too. Drinking water here refers to a direct utility supply not a reverse osmosis filter system. If you have a reverse osmosis filtration system, use that only for drinking water.