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Looking for some tips on how to save electricity this summer?
The summer temperatures across the country are soaring, and so are electricity bills. You are left with few options to save electricity. With the temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, you want to switch on everything in the house which can make you a little cooler. Day and night the AC is running in full swing and so is the fan. Also, the fridge obviously can’t stop.
All you can do is mourn a day or two after receiving the electricity bill, curse the electricity power utility and pay the bill even though it digs a huge hole in your pocket. You will also run the AC a little less for a few days and then everything gets back to normal. And the cycle continues.
Let this summer be an exception. Follow SocioGenie’s five simple and easy-to-follow tips to save electricity and surprise your power supplier at the end of the month:
How to save electricity?
Idea 1: Save electricity by switching off and unplugging devices
We often remove the mobile from the charger and pay no attention to switching it off or unplugging the charger. We also keep the microwave switch on for an entire day even if it’s not in use. Do you know that switches, while they are on, drain power even if the appliance is not running? Yes, the amount of such electricity waste is low but a drop at a time makes an ocean. Switching off will really help.
Idea 2: Pay Attention to your Air Conditioner
Air Conditioner is the single most contributor to the hole in your pocket. Really. Not because you run it all the time during summer, it’s also because although you service your Air Conditioner once a year, it needs some more attention. Air conditioners need to be maintained regularly. This does not mean you have to call the servicing guy regularly. Once a fortnight, take off the front cover of the air conditioner and take out the mesh inside. Dry clean the mesh with a shoe brush and see the difference. It will not only cool faster, but it will also consume much less energy and save electricity significantly.
Idea 3: Clean the fan blades
Like your air conditioner, your fan needs maintenance. What’s the harm in looking after things which are your lifeline in the summer? Clean the blades of the fan regularly, they will consume less power.
Idea 4: Sun dry the clothes
Do you know the maximum power that your washing machine consumes while drying clothes? The logic is simple, it not only has to operate, but it must also produce warm air to dry the fabrics. In summer, when the AC and the fan are indispensable, avoid the dryer and sun-dry your clothes. If you ask us, it is better to sun dry your clothes all the time. The warm air produced during drying in the washing machine harms the fabric and affects its color.
Idea 5: Eat fresh food
Surprised? It’s true. If you eat freshly cooked food, your microwave must run less, and you save on the electricity bill. Simple! Here are some recipes for healthy summer food to get you started with this.
Try these five simple tips on how to save electricity and let us know if they help. Spread the word if they do.
Also, keep watching this space for more tips about surviving this year’s harsh summer.