Let’s discuss the methods that could help you lower your electricity bill in Singapore. Electricity can be expensive, especially during the summer months when the air conditioning units are constantly running. By following these tips, you can save money AND reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!
Invest in Energy-Efficient Appliances
It pays off over time to purchase a more expensive appliance that uses less electricity than one with cheaper upfront costs but higher operating costs. If you consider buying new electronics for your home, look at the Energy Star label before making any decisions. The higher the rating, the savvier the appliance.
Replace Old Air Conditioner With a Newer Model
A great-quality air conditioner is a necessity rather than a luxury in Singapore, where temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees. However, it comes with a cost. An average Singaporean household spends around $200 each month on air conditioning with a standard unit. In the long run, purchasing a “five thicks” energy-efficient model is one of the most cost-effective methods to save on your power bill. Air-purifying and dehumidifying functions would be a desirable bonus.
Change Some Habits
Modify the way you use appliances in order to save energy and money on electricity bills. For example, consider washing clothes overnight rather than during peak hours of the day. Also, both front-loading and top-loading washing machines can be set to use cold water instead of hot. With the help of a modern detergent, they will perform an equally efficient job.
Adapt Water Supply Fixtures
Installing low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets will help you reduce hot water usage even during peak hours. This method can also save money on your water bill: water usage is typically measured in cubic feet and charged accordingly.
Avoid Using Your Dryer Whenever Possible
Instead, hang your clothes outside to air-dry. The sun is a natural drying agent, plus the air-dried sheets carry an unbeatable sense of freshness – meaning you get double benefits this way. If the weather doesn’t permit hanging your clothes outside, an indoor rack or clothesline will also do the job.
Use Power Strips
You might be surprised by the amount of electricity your devices can spend in idle mode, which is why it’s important to turn them off at night. The simplest way to save money on electricity is to unplug or switch off all electrical outlets. Moreover, consider buying “smart” power strips to save the trouble of unplugging devices one at a time. Also, don’t forget to unplug the gadgets when fully charged.
Turn Off Lights in Unoccupied Rooms
This tip will not only save you money on electricity bills but also reduce the amount of heat generated inside during hot weather months. The reason is that iridescent light bulbs produce warmth, and it’s probably the last thing you need while trying to keep the house cool. Try using a smart timer switch that knows when no one is around and automatically turns off all the lights. It will also provide you with peace of mind eliminating the worry about forgetting to do it yourself.
Switch to LED Bulbs
Consider using energy-efficient light bulbs instead of regular incandescent ones. LED bulbs can last 10+ times longer than traditional bulbs, using less electricity while still providing just as much brightness! That also means you’ll have fewer trips up ladders every few months when your bulbs burn out.
Close curtains and blinds during hot weather months to block out heat from the sun. Also, think of getting your windows frosted and/or installing blackout curtains. These tricks will help reduce the need for air-conditioning units to cool your home down when temperatures peak during the summer months. In addition, you will be able to control and prevent some energy loss. Both heat and cold can escape through windows and other glass surfaces, leading to an increase in your electricity bill.
Adapt Your Pricing Plan
Finally, consider signing up for a time-of-day pricing plan from your electric company. That will allow you to pay different prices for electricity depending on the time of day that it’s being used. Adapting the plan according to your lifestyle can save you a lot of money, especially if you’re using more energy during off-peak hours than standard peak hours.
Now you have it: ten easy and cost-effective ways to reduce your electricity bill in Singapore! Implementing even a few of these tips can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the year. But don’t just take our word on it – try it yourself today. You can always thank us later.