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Light

Light

  • 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.

Aircon

Air Conditioner

  • 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.

Refrigerator

Refrigerator

  • 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.

Refrigerator

Electric Iron

  • 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.

Television

Television

  • 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.

Electric Fan

Electric Fan

  • Lock the oscillator if air is needed in one direction only.
  • Clean the fan regularly.