Save on your electricity bill with these five simple steps

Trome Editorial

So far this year, the cost of electricity has increased progressively month by month. Although Osinergmin has announced that there will be no increase for September, the volatility of the price, which depends on the exchange rate, the price of copper and the wholesale price index (IPM) forces families to adopt measures that reduce the effects of this climb.

According to Fernando Gainza, Commercial Manager of CELSA, the cost of electricity has increased for eight consecutive months and there are projections that indicate increases for 2023, therefore it is important to analyze the way in which electricity is used and incorporate some customs to make responsible use of this resource.

How to reduce the cost of electricity at home?

Along these lines, the specialist explains five habits that will help reduce the cost of electricity at home:

The cost of electricity has increased for eight consecutive months and there are projections that indicate increases for 2023. (Photo: Freepik)
  1. Carry out activities in daylight. Sunlight should be used as long as possible. Carrying out activities during the day, near windows or improving the lighting of a room with mirrors are ways to optimize this resource.
  2. Use LED spotlights. Compared to incandescent bulbs, LED technology reduces energy consumption by up to 80%, which is reflected in a lower cost of the bill. In addition, it has a longer life time than conventional bulbs.
  3. Disconnect electrical appliances. Even if a device is not in operation, being plugged in, it continues to consume energy. The same goes for laptop or cell phone chargers, which are often left plugged into the wall. In the latter case, the useless waste of energy is added to the danger of electrical fire that these devices can cause when they overheat.
  4. Check your electrical installations. If the electrical connections are old, unmaintained, defective, or have exposed wires, current leakage is possible. If you find any defect in the circuits, it is preferable to replace the damaged conductors with quality and safety products. With this, you will not only avoid increases in the bill, but also reduce the risk of electric shock.
  5. Exchange ancient artifacts. If the time comes to replace an appliance, it is better to think of one that allows greater efficiency in the use of electricity. Modern electrical appliances are designed to optimize their functions and save energy.

Electric energy is an essential resource to carry out our daily activities, therefore, it is essential to act responsibly with its use and adopting these habits prevents us from paying for energy that we are not really using.

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