Power Saving Tips
- Do not forget to switch off and unplug. Pressing the power button is not enough. Unplug your appliances when not in use to avoid the phantom load. Electrical devices consume power even when off, as long as they’re plugged.
- Replace Incandescent Bulbs (IBs) with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or better yet, use LED lights. They use less electricity and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
- Make sure that bulbs, fixtures, lenses, lamps and reflective surfaces are cleaned regularly. Accumulated dust and dirt can decrease the illumination of lights.
- Always turn off the lights when leaving a room.
- Refrigerator accounts for 11 percent of a household’s total energy consumption. 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.
- Organize food on refrigerator shelves to allow ample airflow and efficient operation.
Chest freezers are more energy efficient than upright models. Cold air stays in better when the door is opened.
Defrost refrigerators and freezers regularly.
- 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.
Always keep the aircon filter and condenser unit clean. A dirty air filter reduces airflow and may even damage the unit.
Iron clothes in bulk once a week. Iron thick clothes first and thin clothes last.
- Turn off the TV and remove the plug when not in use. Do not leave the TV in standby mode as this still consumes electricity.