𝟓 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧.
Scorching summer heat calls for increased usage of air conditioners and coolers – more energy demands. This results in high electricity bills. As our lives heavily rely on machines, we are running air conditioners round the clock. The engines are, in turn, producing more heat in soaring temperatures.In this blog we will be discussing how to minimize the effects of summer heat and how to reduce electricity bills.
𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐨𝐥.
If the roof of your house gets direct sun, you will have to run the air conditioner for a longer period of time in order to reach the desired temperature. It’s been observed painting the roof white reflects around 90% of sunlight and reduces ensuing heat, keeping the indoors and outdoors temperatures balanced. The air current will gradually lower the temperature inside your home. In Pakistan, on an average, PKR 15 – PKR 35 per sq ft. are charged for making roof cool.
𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟𝐟-𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬.
On your electricity bill, you can see a schedule. This table suggests those time slots when the meter runs normal and when it runs faster. You should try to take advantage of the hours when the meter functions at a normal pace. You should operate heavy-duty machinery, such as the washing machine, iron or vaccum cleaner, during these hours. Charge appliances during this period.
𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞.(𝐀𝐧 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧)
Apart from these tips to reduce electricity bills, you can also install solar panels on your home. Solar panels utilize sunlight and convert it into energy.
Renewable energy is a long-term solution to the problem of power shortage in Pakistan.Even though the prices for complete home solar system kits are rather high, homeowners should see it as a one-time cost, since generating power through sunlight is cheaper and much more affordable in the long run.
Due to the geographical location and general climate of Pakistan, most areas in the country receive sufficient sunlight throughout the year. This makes solar power generation one of the best ways to tackle the dilemma of power shortage and reduce the electricity bills to even zero.
𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐲.
The right-sized AC for your room will provide cooling and also reduce your electricity bill. Generally, in Pakistan buildings are not insulated. Also, summer weather lingers for more than half of the year. So, buying the right AC will lower your electricity bills. Do thorough research of which brand and size is best for you before buying anything. ACs are quite expensive.
𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲.
There are machines that consume more electricity than their counterparts.For instance top load washing machines require more electricity than front load washing machines. Also, we should not think about the purchase price of an appliance alone when buying it. We should also consider lifecycle costs of running the appliance. The lifecycle cost is the sum of the price of the appliance and the cost of electricity or fuel to run it. It also includes the maintenance costs.