With the coming shortage of gas and electricity, it’s more important than ever to conserve as much energy as possible. Not only will it reduce your energy consumption to be good for the environment, but it also will be good for your bank account.
Reducing the energy consumption will not mean major lifestyle changes, or that a turn overnight into an eco-warrior. It would only mean a small change inhabits.
Here are some small, almost effortless ways to ‘save the electricity bills’ (Also known as ‘ประหยัดค่าไฟฟ้า’ in the Thai language) and save money.
- Turn off the lights
This is a no brainer; turn off all the lights when not in use. Train yourself to adopt new habits because it will save money on your energy bills in the long run.
- Turn off electronic equipment
Turn off electronic equipment instead of putting them on standby or sleep will save a small amount of electricity, and thus a small amount of money – and every little bit helps.
- Replace bulbs with more energy-efficient
When the ball breaks, replacing it with a more energy-efficient one will have a positive effect on your energy bill. Energy-efficient lighting such as LED also has a longer lifespan than traditional bulbs.
- Get the energy monitor
Monitoring energy use in your home will give you a better idea of how much your bill will be at the end of the month. Use it to assess the equipment which is widely used as a cell phone charger, a kettle, and a lamp.
- Protect your attic
To retain as much heat in your home as possible, protect your attic. Be sure to check if there are energy efficiency grants provided by the Government for the insulation of the house first.
- Washing clothes at 30 degrees or less
For a little dirty clothes, towels and bed linen, wash them at a temperature of 30 degrees or even a cold wash will work just as well as standard 40 degree wash.
- Avoid the dryer
Although it may not be possible in cold temperatures, hang your clothes to dry, or use a clothes horse to dry clothes in your room.
- Use jumper and using blankets
If it is not too cold, cut electricity and save money by putting on a jumper and snuggled under the covers rather than using central heating.
With our small efforts, make sure we will save our electricity and their costliest bills.