Energy Savings Tips For Your Home

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Did you know that your electrical system/bills take up 50 percent of your household bills? With the convenience of Yaka (a local pre-paid billing system in Uganda), it is now easier to load small amounts of money to keep the lights. However these small amounts total up to an exorbitant amount at the end of the month.

It is important to monitor your electricity usage in order to save on your household bills. With a sharp rise in electricity prices from 558.4 to 667.4 shillings per unit it is important to maintain low power usage.  In this article, Lamudi, an online portal that connect property buyers and sellers, shares with you tips on how you can save on electricity in your home:

Use your fridge efficiently

Your fridge is always in use, making it your most expensive appliance. To save electricity make sure the door is closed tight and free from gaps so cold air can't escape. The ideal fridge temperature is around 5 degrees and the freezer temperature is -15 to -18 degrees Celsius. If these temperatures are not maintained the fridge will consume a lot of electricity to maintain it.

Turning off electric appliances when after use

This is a standard energy saving method , switching off all electric appliances that are not in use is important. For example irons, water heaters, televisions and the likes. You should switch off appliances that are not in use or minimize the number of electrical appliances that are switched on at the same time. Your electricity bill is bound to be high if you use all your appliances at the same time.

Use energy-efficient light globes

Replace old light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs these save power and last longer. Ensure that you are using bulbs whose electricity consumption is low such as fluorescent bulbs that save up to almost 80 percent on energy consumption and not bulbs that consume more power.

You should also make sure that you have natural lighting into your house so that you will not have to switch on the lights during the day. Using solar energy can also help in reducing the cost of electricity.

Proper use of cooling devices

With the current heat wave air conditioners and fans are the most used appliances. To reduce the humidity/heat in your home ensure that the internal fan speed on your air conditioning system is slowed down. The movement of air through the machine will allow it to remove more moisture, which makes you feel much cooler. For the fan it’s better to keep the fan speed high.


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