- Clean the fluorescent lights in your house regularly. Accumulated dust and dirt can decrease the illumination of lights.
- Replace Incandescent Bulbs (IBs) with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs).
- Replace fluorescent tube or starter if your light is about to burn out.
- Choose an air-conditioning unit with high Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER).
- High EER has a more efficient motor than the one with lower EER and consumes less electricity.
- Select an aircon unit whose cooling capacity is appropriate to the size of the room you want to cool.
- Always keep the aircon filter and condenser unit clean.
- Keep doors and windows closed where aircon is operating.
- Choose a refrigerator with a high Energy Efficiency Factor (EEF).
- A refrigerator with high EEF consumes less electricity as compared with one having a lower EEF.
- Defrost refs and freezers regularly.
- More than ¼ inch ice build-up of frost puts up an extra load on the compressor motor.
- Make sure that the condenser coil is clean and working properly.
- Check refrigerator if it is not losing its cool because of a damaged gasket.
- Do all the ironing at one time, say once or twice a week.
- Iron clothes during off-peak hours (before 9 a.m. and after 9 p.m.)
- This helps lessen the demand for electricity during peak hours.
- Iron thick clothes first and thin clothes last.
- Turn off flat iron shortly before ironing the last piece. It will stay hot just enough to finish the job.
- It will stay hot just enough to finish the job.
- Turn off the TV and remove the plug when not in use.
- Don’t leave the TV in standby mode as this still consumes electricity.
- Lock the oscillator if air is needed in one direction only.
- Clean the fan regularly.