Latest electricity cost saving tips at home and workplaces

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Efficient energy management through the correct use of Air Conditioners, Fans, Lighting and Lamps, Refrigerators and Freezers, Recommendations for an energy-efficient office, General advice and reminders for efficient use, Water heating, Long term Energy savings, and Energy Audit is very necessary at all times.

Dear energy consumer, the Government of Ghana has recently announced a significant discount on electricity bills as part of the Covid-19 mitigation.

To ensure you take advantage of this discount and even make further savings on your electricity bill, kindly follow these tips for conserving energy at home and workplaces.

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CONSERVATIVE ENERGY AT HOME

1. Turn off and unplug devices instead of leaving them in stand-by mode.

2. Note your monthly electricity consumption, this will help you monitor band control cost.

3. Spread the word with family and co-workers.

FANS

1. Turn fans on medium or slow speed, it save 40% of electricity.

2. Turn on the fan when necessary. Fans cool people not room.

3. Shade or tint your windows from the outside to avoid direct sunlight heating up the room.

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LIGHTING AND LAMPS

1. Make maximum use of daylight.

2. When purchasing light bulbs, replace old ones with LED.

3. Keep light fixtures and lamps clean.

4. Instead of lighting a whole room, use task-lighting eg. Use a reading lamp.

HOME OFFICE

1. Make use of natural ventilation, by opening windows in the morning to create a cross airflow.

2. Use air conditioners (AC) widely, it is the biggest electricity consumer in your home (70%+).

3. Avoid using screensaver and turn off your computer, printer, etc. when you are done.

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REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS

1. Maximize opening the refrigerator door – each opening cost electricity.

2. Don’t put hot foods and drinks into the fridge/freezer – let them cool down before putting them inside.

3. Cover foods and drinks in the fridge/freezer to avoid icing-up.

ENTERTAINMENT DEVICES

1. Try to limit the excessive use of TV – encourage children to read a book or study.

2. Using radio for background noise is more efficient than using TVs.

AIR CONDITIONERS

1. Open doors and windows to allow fresh air inside before switching on the A/C.

2. Do not set to the A/C temperature lower than 20° Celsius.

3. Close windows and doors before turning on the A/C.

HEATING WATER

1. Heat only as much water in the water kettle as you need.

2. If you have an electric water heater, ensure it is turned off after use.

3. If you use water cooler which has a “hot water” function – turn it off.

IRONING AMD WASHING

1. When purchasing a washing machine: front loaders are more efficient, look for high star rating.

2. Washing full loads to be more water and energy efficient.

3. Iron garments in bulk and unplug iron when finished.

USE THE ENERGY GUIDE

1. Look for a high energy efficiency rating when buying household appliances (air conditioners, refrigerator, etc.)

2. Look for “Energy Star” logo when buying desktop computers, laptops, printers and copiers.

3. More stars means more efficient appliance. Note – No Label, No Good.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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