Electricity bills are one of the most worrying expense items every month. This is because electricity bills which often soar not only have the potential to use up your monthly spending allowance, but also lead to accusations between other householders.
So, so that there’s no more trouble because of misunderstandings, try to learn a little about the causes of rising electricity bills.
Reporting from Winters Home Service, here are some bad habits that cause electricity bills to increase!
Leaving the Plug in the Socket
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One of the ‘ghosts’ or ‘vampires’ that sucks up electrical energy and makes bills balloon every month is the plug cable that is left stuck in the socket. Yes, even if you’re not charging your cell phone or using it to power electronic devices, cables that remain plugged into the socket will drain electrical power, you know!
Do not close windows and doors in air-conditioned rooms
Another bad habit that unknowingly increases your electricity bill is not closing the windows and doors of rooms with coolers or heaters. You also have to ensure that all door and window gaps are completely closed with the help of air seals.
Not Taking Advantage of Sunlight
There are some people who keep the lights on during the day instead of taking advantage of natural light from the sun. If you are one of them, don’t be surprised that your electricity bill keeps rising!
Even though sunlight is a source of light that can help reduce your electrical power consumption, you know! Try moving your favorite reading spot or work desk near a window or opening a mosquito net to warm the room in winter.
Not Using a Fan
Illustration/Photo: Unsplash/Delaney Van
A fan is a low-cost electronic device that will help you feel cooler in the summer. When the temperature is high, try using a floor, table or ceiling fan to lower the room temperature. This way, you won’t turn on the air conditioner or AC too often.
Turning on Heat Generating Devices in the Summer
Illustration/Photo: Unsplash/Ricardo Gomez Angel
Electronic devices such as dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers release heat and moisture into the air inside the house, making the air conditioner work harder. Therefore, when the dry season has entered, try to use electronic equipment early in the morning or in the afternoon.
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Dewi Maharani Astutik