There is no debate that in the present world, electricity plays a crucial part in our lives. We owe it to electricity that has brought this wave of digitization, which has made our lives so easy. And although it is an amazing utility, we must make sure not to get too carried away with it. Because that would lead to inflated electricity bills, and we don’t want that. Here are a few everyday things you can easily do to save some money on electricity bills.
Turn off all unnecessary lights
This is a no-brainer, but you would be amazed how many people forget to turn the lights off when they leave a room. Unwanted lights are a major cause of higher electricity bills.
Use a fan
There is no doubt that it gets unbearably hot in dubai, but before you reach your air conditioner, try turning your fan on for a change. Research has shown that ceiling fans use just 10% of the energy air conditioners consume and make the room 10% more cooler.
Unplug unused electronics
Try to turn your TV off, and all other devices on standby before sleeping at night. Standby devices are notoriously known as “power vampires” for the amount of electricity they
consume while doing little to no work.
Use natural light as much as possible
Dubai gets sunlight for the majority of the year. Which is why you should try to take advantage of the Dubai sun by letting its beaming sunlight in your home, instead of turning on the lights during the day. This practice could significantly decrease your electricity bill.
Advanced tips to help decrease your electricity bill
So you implement all the simple steps, notice a striking decrease in your electricity bill, yet still find yourself wondering if there is anything else you can do to further bring that bill down? Well you’re in luck then. Listed below are a few more elaborate initiatives you can take to decrease your electricity bill even more so:
- Go solar
Since we receive sunlight for a good part of the year here in Dubai, installing a solar system is a very good idea. It is a one time investment, and you reap its benefits for decades to come – with minimal maintenance required every 4 or 5 years. Get in touch with your nearest maintenance company for more information on the installation process.
- Get your ducts checked
Get in touch with a nearby electrical maintenance company to get your ducts checked. Your ducts may be clogged with dust which may result in less cooling at said temperatures, leading you to increase the cooling and increasing your electricity bill.
- Switch to LED lighting
Not only are LED bulbs eco-friendly, they also consume less electricity. Research suggests that they consume 75 percent less power, while lasting 25 times longer than incandescent lighting.
- Try dimmers
Contact your nearest maintenance company in Dubai and ask them to install a light dimmer. And make sure you have bulbs installed that are compatible with dimmers. Dimmers reduce the overall power drawn, helping in curbing your electricity bill.
- If all else fails…
If you have tried all of the aforementioned methods to curb your electricity bill, yet still receive a high bill, you may want to contact a nearby local maintenance company. There could be a fault with your meter which may be causing you to receive higher-than-usual bills.