Friday, October 2, 2009

Save Electricity Save Money

Electricity tariffs are going up again in Singapore.

From Oct 09 onwards, electricity charges will go up by 12.5 per cent due to higher fuel prices. Prices will be driven up to 21.69 cents per KW hour instead of the current 19.28 cents. This is slightly below the previous high of 22.93 cents for January to March this year.

Out of 1.2 million households, 17131 households had problems paying their bills last month. So what can we do to save electricity and thus save money?

Here are a few tips from the experts:

1. Set the temperature of your airconditioner to 25 degrees Celsius or higher.

2. Do not leave electrical appliances on standby mode. Switch off power sockets at the main.

3. Use a fan instead of the airconditioner on cool days.

4. Choose energy efficient light bulbs and applicances (energy labels with 4 ticks).

More energy saving tips for just these two appliances below could save you a substantial amount of money each month. Check out this link for other tips.

Air-conditioner

1. Close curtains and blinds during the day. Especially for windows that face the west.

2. Run the aircon about an hour before bedtime and switch to the fan.

3. Set the timer by turning off your aircon an hour earlier before you wake.

4. Clean the aircon filter to improve efficiency.

5. Service you aircon regularly to improve overall efficiency.

Computer

1. Switch off the computer if not in use for more than 30 minutes

2. Enable your computer's energy saving mode.

3. Switch off the TV. You only have 1 pair of eyes so do one thing at a time.


So start saving electricity. You will not only save yourself money in terms of electricity bills, but you can also help save the earth.


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