The definition of ‘Lockdown’ in current situation means that every one of us are staying at home. Kids are attending online classes, and parents are working from home. This is invariably increasing the use of electricity. The fans, ACs, heaters, rice cookers, computers, laptops, TVs, and the mobile phone chargers that are forever glued to the plug points are just some factors that contribute to the increase in the use of electricity.
This will reflect in the monthly electricity bill, which is enough to make us worry about cutting costs. But how? Is there a way to reduce the electricity bill during lockdown?
Yes. We have not one but 5 ways to do that. Let’s check them out below.
- Turn off devices when not in use
The first thing you need to do is to turn off the devices when you are not using them. Even if you are leaving the room for 5 minutes, turn off the light or fan. Don’t leave the heaters on throughout the day. Once you are done taking a bath, switch off the power. The same rule applies to the television and other appliances as well.
- Pay bill online
This may not only help in reducing the consumption of electricity, but it will also save money on the bill. Many online payment portals offer discounts and cashback offers. Make use of these offers. For example, you can make the electricity bill payment through the Airtel Payments Bank website and get lucrative cashback offers. The payment procedure is simple, easy, and fast. You can pay the bill in a minute or two and earn the offer in the next few minutes.
- Reduce screen time
Are you wondering how this is even possible? And, did we just ask you to pay the bill online? Well, it is quite simple. All you need to do is pick a hobby or an activity that doesn’t involve the electronic devices. Imagine working from morning to evening and then binging on Netflix or Amazon Prime shows. Instead, pick up a book or choose a board game. Stay away from the television, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. This will also give your eyes the rest they deserve.
- Turn your home into an energy-efficient zone
Start by choosing a small yet comfortable place for you to work. Make sure there is enough ventilation so that you get natural light and breeze at least half the day. This will cut down the need for using lights and fans. When you finish the work for the day, turn off the devices rather than leaving them on standby mode.
- Kitchen and Laundry
Turning off hot water to wash clothes alone can save you a lot of energy. Use electric appliances in the kitchen only when you need them. Fill the kettle with only as much water as you need for boiling.
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All of us in a similar situation, and trying these useful tips will help cut down the electricity bill and a teeny bit of burden from our shoulders.