Don’t wait for load shedding to change your electricity consumption habits…
As we sit in the comfort of our homes, watching TV, with surround sound and our phones plugged in, there’s not much to worry about in the world because it’s our downtime. Our time to relax and unwind… Netflix and unwind, right?
However, the counter does not relax or have downtime, it continues to count everything and eventually you will not be able to relax either, because at the end of the month the bill will come.
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Apart from the fact that electricity prices increase from time to time and we don’t even notice it, the appliances we have in our homes consume a lot of current…
In order to encourage good electricity-saving habits, we want to shed some light (see what we did there?) on the devices that draw the most current in our homes.
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“Understanding which appliances use the most power can help you better manage your electricity usage and keep the country’s power grid running more smoothly.” (Political Analysis)
According to the Political Analysis website, the devices that consume the most energy are:
High consumption appliances: Stove, washer, refrigerator, geyser, air conditioner, heaters and pool pump.
Surprisingly high-power devices: Hairdryer, gadgets, old appliances, kettle, oven and TV.
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If you’re wondering what falls under “gadgets”, wonder no more. These include mobile phones, laptops, game consoles, etc. These require charging, which can consume a lot of power.
So be sure to unplug your charger, not only from your device, but also from your wall outlet. A better option for using a hair dryer would be towel drying.
As for old appliances, we know the saying “if it ain’t broke…”, but sometimes old appliances lose their energy efficiency, thus consuming more energy to operate. Of course, we’re not telling you to buy new devices, but if you were looking for one, do your research, it could save you money in the long run.
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