Power is a necessity in our homes and it’s becoming harder every day to survive without. The best way to minimize power cost, therefore, is to get smart and creative on how we use electricity.
Below are simple ways you can save on power:
- Switch off the lights when not in the room.
Light bulbs don’t consume much but when left on for hours, you suddenly feel the effect.
2. Switch to energy-savers
Upgrading all your gadgets to energy savers has a huge difference. From bulbs to TV, always try and look for gadgets that encourage a green economy, which in turn will save a lot of money for you in the end.
3. Clean your fridge regularly
Cleaning your refrigerator regularly helps to declutter. A refrigerator is one appliance in our home that is on every day of the week 24 hours a day. The more you stack things, the more power it consumes.
4. Use natural lighting
Try as much as possible to use natural light. Avoid keeping your lights on during the day while you can easily open up your windows to allow sunlight and fresh air instead.
5. Take shorter showers
You can save a lot by shrinking your showers, especially, in a house that has more than 2 people.
6. Unplug unused electronics
Standby power can account for 10% of an average household’s annual electricity use. Make sure everything not in use is unplugged.