Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Yes, it is possible with these 10 tips, you can be sure to see a steep decline in your electricity bill. Even with a few of these, you will see the difference.
Tip#01 Use natural light
If you have even a single south-facing window, you can illuminate 20 to 100 times its area. Turning off one 60-watt bulb for four hours a day saves Rs. 1,350 over a year.
Tip# 02 Unplug unused electronics
Standby power can account for 10% of an average household's annual electricity use. Unplug unused electronics and save Rs. 7,500 a year.
Tip# 03 Run full loads
Cut one load of wash per week, even if you're already using cold water only, and you could save Rs. 2,700 a year on your laundry costs.
Tip# 04 Hang dry your laundry
If you do eight loads of laundry a week and use your clothesline for 50% of those clothes, can save Rs. 10,000 over a year.
Tip#05 Useless Electricity during Peak Time
Peak time is the time when maximum electricity users are connected to the electricity grid. So the charges or tariff of electricity during these hours is very high. So do not use heavy loads like iron, compressor, and airconditioners during these hours. Saving Rs. 6.00/unit more as compared to an off-peak unit( i.e. Rs.20.00 instead of Rs.14.00 per unit). The peak hours across Pakistan vary year long.
Dec to Feb 5 PM to 9 PM
Mar to May 6 PM to 10 PM
Jun to Aug 7 PM to 11 PM
Sep to Nov 6 PM to 10 PM
Tip#06 Switch to LED
Replace all the tube lights, energy savers, incandescent bulbs with LEDs this will account for a saving of 1,250 per month which equals to almost Rs.15,000/year.
Tip# 07 Replace all your conventional Splits /window ACs
In order to save huge especially during the summer, invest in inverter ACs and replace your existing window and split ACs with inverter ACs. A single DC Inverter AC saves around 40-50 percent in electricity bills under normal usage
Tip#08 Shelter your home from the sunlight
Make use of curtains and locally available CHIKHS (Chickheen) to improve the insulation of windows. This will reduce the heat inside the home and will need less effort of the air conditioner which means low electricity consumption and thus a lower electricity bill.
Tip#09 Adopt a Tree
This is may seem like a lengthy approach, but adopting a tree can not only provide you with an activity besides your busy schedule but will also provide shade and oxygen while absorbing carbon from the environment thus reducing global warming and saving the earth from climate change.
Tip# 10 Get an Energy Audit
There are a number of companies that offer energy audits for homes and recommend and facilitate in implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Tip#11 Bonus Tip
Investment in rooftop solar reduces electricity bills by 50-70 percent. With a little upfront investment which can be facilitated by a state bank's green financing scheme or a power purchase agreement with a government-approved solar company.
With these 11 tips, you will see a steep decline in your electricity. This will not only help you save money but will also help to save the planet from Global Warming and Climate Change.
Do you have any tips that can reduce the electricity bill? Share your tips in the comments.