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5 Simple Ways to Save Electricity At Home This Summer 

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Summer in the Philippines can be a glorious time for beach trips and ice-cold drinks. But sometimes, it’s also when we get skyrocketing electricity bills?  Don’t worry—we’re Teko.ph, the largest aircon, appliance, and computer services provider in the Philippines, with simple ways to save electricity at home this summer.

According to Meralco, residential electricity consumption can increase by 10-40% during the dry months in the Philippines: March, April, May, and June. That’s why it’s essential to be mindful of using your appliances at home.

  • Use a fan or air cooler to boost your AC.

To help cool the room faster, use an electric fan. Make sure to face it away from the AC so it can circulate cool air. Before you sleep, set your aircon time an hour earlier so you can switch to a fan.

  • Unplug unused appliances.

It’s time to get in the habit of unplugging chargers and appliances you’re not using! Even if they’re on standby, appliances like TV, computers, microwaves, phone chargers, and game consoles still suck up energy when plugged. It’s one of the simple ways to save electricity that you should include in your daily routine.

  • Wash small loads during laundry day.

It’s more energy-efficient to wash small loads since most washing machines use the same amount of water, regardless of load size. Also, make sure to use the correct cycle setting for your load. Some cycles use more water and energy, so check your user manual for specific details.

  • Avoid opening & closing the ref door frequently.

While not the biggest factor in your ref’s energy consumption, frequently opening the door disrupts the cool air they’re trying to maintain. It forces the fridge to use more energy to maintain the desired temperature.

In addition, organize your ref for better air circulation. If you need to put away hot food, let it cool before putting it inside the ref. This saves your fridge from working extra hard to maintain the temperature.

  • Clean appliances regularly.

Dust, dirt, and grime buildup on appliance components like coils, filters, and vents can act like insulation, reducing airflow and making the appliance work harder to achieve the desired results. Regular cleaning removes these barriers, allowing the appliance to function more efficiently and use less energy.

For residential aircons, we recommend aircon cleaning every 3-4 months. 

By following these simple ways to save electricity, you can enjoy a cool and comfortable summer without breaking the bank. Remember, small changes can make a big difference. So, let’s keep our homes cool and our wallets happy this season!