Summer has started and the temperature of the day has started increasing now. Day temperatures have started reaching between 40 to 45 degrees in many areas of the country. In the coming days, heat is expected to increase rapidly due to El Nino. Increasing heat simply means that the use of more power consuming devices like fans, AC and fridge will increase. Generally, the electricity bill increases by 2 to 3 times in the summer season compared to the cold. In summer, most people are worried about electricity bills. If you want to reduce this increased electricity bill a little, then from now on, you can think of some measures, which can reduce your electricity bill by 20 to 30 percent.
Electricity Bill of Using AC
In summer, electricity is the highest cost for running a home or office air conditioner. If it is managed properly then there can be good savings.
Do these things to reduce the electricity bill on AC
- Before running the AC, get it serviced and clean or replace the filter.
- If the house has 7 or 8 years old AC, then change it.
- Inverter based AC is an effective solution to save electricity bill.
- Use AC with BEE 5 star rating.
- Use off timer. You can set it 1 hour before you wake up in the morning.
You can save 1500 rupees on AC: If you have installed 1.5 ton AC in the house and run it for 8 hours on average, then normal AC consumes more than 9 units of electricity. On the other hand, if AC is of 5 star rating, then it will consume about 7 units. That means saving 2 units of electricity daily. If you run 8 hours of AC every day for 4 months, then 240 units will be saved. If it is added at the rate of Rs 6.25 per unit, then 1500 rupees can be saved annually.
Lighting costs will be halved
Before the summer starts, replace the old bulb and tube light with CFL or LED. A 5 watt LED gives light equivalent to a 20 watt CFL. Similarly, the light of 18 watt CFL can be equal to 40 watt tubelight. That is, these measures can reduce your lighting costs by half.
Use of Fan
Lights are used only at night, but in summer, fans have to run all day. This has a big impact on the electricity bill. A normal fan consumes 75 watts per hour. If an average fan runs for 8 hours a day, then the cost of a fan can be close to 1000 rupees annually.
- If used BEE-rated fan, then this cost will be between 700 to 750 INR
- If super electricity-efficient fan is used, then this expense will be around 500 INR
Choose the right fridge, to save more
- About 15 percent of the total electricity consumption is consumed in the refrigerator alone. It stays on all the time in most homes. You can make your refrigerator a power efficient.
- First of all, its placement should be correct and place a 2 inch gap between the wall and the fridge. Due to air circulation, it requires some less power for the function.
- If you are thinking of changing the refrigerator, then take a BEE-rated refrigerator.
Annual Savings: The old 260 liter refrigerator can consume around 3.5 units of electricity every day, while a refrigerator with the same size BEE 5 star rating will consume 2 units of electricity daily. That is, 540 units of electricity can be reduced every year by changing the refrigerator. That means you can save Rs 3000 annually.
Use Laptop instead of desktop
Use laptop instead of desktop at home. The annual cost of a desktop can be close to Rs 4000 if run normally. While this expenditure on laptop will be around 1200 to 1500 rupees. In this way you can save Rs 2500 annually.
Use of Cooler
Buy a good company cooler based on inverter technology. This will consume 50 per cent less electricity than the coolers found in the market. Where a normal 200 W motor cooler is run for 12 hours every day, then it consumes about 100 units of electricity in a month. But if you use modern technology cooler, the monthly consumption will be around 60 units.