Under the enhanced community quarantine, you and your family are all either working from home or doing online classes. Suddenly the once quiet, energy-conserving house is now full of people plugging in their devices, playing, using air-conditioning units, and leaving lights everywhere. You are now afraid of the electricity bill that will inevitably arrive. Look, the government isn’t going to shoulder your bills regardless if you lost your job due to the virus. It’s up to you to keep the energy surge low so you won’t get too shocked seeing those digits come end of April.
Keep your air-con settings to auto
Clean your filters and make use of fans
Dirty filters make AC units work harder and it reduces airflow. Check your filters now and you’ll probably find inches of dust to scrape off. Another trick to make sure the cold air reaches all parts of the room is to set fans at strategic locations to distribute air better.
Replace traditional light bulbs to LEDs
In rooms where you use lights for more than 2 hours a day, it’s efficient to replace the bulbs with LEDs. LED lights can cut lighting costs up to 75% since these specific bulbs use less energy and are known to last longer.
DON’T leave lights on
Unplug all the appliances you aren’t using
Plan the way you’ll use your appliances
Open a window and let the air in
Be conscious of your working hours
Got other tips to share to conserve energy?