The consumption of electricity since the country was hit by the pandemic has increased sharply because all family members are active at home.
Imagine fans and air conditioners are always installed, the children playing on the phone while charging, and also watch television until midnight.
In this uncertain situation, we must cut corners so the electricity bill does not increase.
However, there are still many who commit these 5 violations which are the cause of sudden electricity bills every month.
- Leave the light on
Turn off the lights in the room when not in use. This is one way to save electricity. Apart from that, converting your bulb to an LED type that is not only durable but also doesn’t make your electricity bill soar.
- AC is not maintained
One of the main causes of increasing electricity bills is poor maintenance of the air conditioner which causes the air filter to become dirty, reduce cold levels and clog.
If this situation allows, the AC not only cannot function optimally but also has to work more which causes electricity consumption to increase.
Apart from maintenance, a way to save on your electricity bill is to install the air conditioner at a temperature between 20-24 degrees Celsius.
- Do not cut off the power
If you just turned off the television before and didn’t unplug it, then do so. This is because the electric current continues to flow even though it is not being used.
- Outdated electrical equipment
Using old electronic equipment is one reason why you have to pay more electricity bills.
In fact, the old equipment uses more energy than the newest model which is designed with energy-saving features.
- Leaving electrical equipment in ‘standby’ mode
If you want to reduce your soaring utility bills, unplug computers, televisions, and other equipment when not in use instead of setting them in ‘standby’ mode.