The heating and cooling appliances makes up about 47% of energy consumption in your household. While you can’t control your utility rates, you can lower your usage by cutting back on air conditioning. If you have a standard 1.0 HP and it runs 8 hours daily, that is already RM54 a month just for one unit. Also, for every degree you raise you’ll save 3% on electricity bill**. In our weather, a temperature setting of 24 C° is ideal for maximum energy efficiency.
Dryer is another energy hungry appliance to watch out. The fact we live in sunny Malaysia means we should take every opportunity to dry clothes outdoor. Even when it’s not possible, hanging garments on a clothes rack inside – placed in the breeziest room proves just as effective.
Making this adjustment could potentially save you 20% of your energy consumption, ultimately reducing your utility bills just as much!