Top 5 Tips on How to Save Electricity & Money

Top 5 Tips on How to Save Electricity & Money

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Feeling worried about your utility bills? It’s time to assess how effectively you’re using power, especially now that we spend more time at home. Here are some energy-saving techniques to help boost your electricity savings!


Tip #1: Turn off plugs when not in use


Enjoy power savings by shutting off outlets when not in use. Gadgets like televisions, TV set-top boxes, speakers, and microwave ovens left on standby can unknowingly consume large amounts of power and contribute up to 10% of our electricity bill in Singapore. Vampire power outlets can cost an additional S$25 per year, while keeping the water heater on can add an extra S$110 to your bill. Turn them off at the source and save up to S$135 a year!


Tip #2: Select energy-efficient equipment with better energy ratings


Get higher energy savings by purchasing energy-efficient appliances. Check the labels before buying new appliances and choose those with 4- or 5-tick energy efficiency ratings. Although they may cost more upfront, you’ll save more over the appliance’s lifespan. For example, using a 5-tick air conditioner instead of a 2-tick one could save you up to S$270 each year. Similarly, you may save up to S$70 per year by choosing a 4-ticks energy efficiency fridge over a 2-ticks one.


Tip #3: Convert to LED lighting


Convert to LED energy-saving lighting! LED lights require the least amount of power to achieve the same brightness as incandescent bulbs or energy-saving lights. By using LED lights, you can save up to S$35 per bulb per year. Additionally, LED lights have a longer lifespan, offering long-term cost savings and reducing your typical power bill in Singapore.


Tip #4: Remain at 25˚C


Save on air-con power by keeping it at 25 degrees. The air conditioner has become a necessity in our scorching environment. But did you know that you can save up to S$25 per year for every degree you raise? Try adjusting the temperature to at least 25˚C for your wallet’s comfort.


Tip #5: Go natural


Pick the alternative to air conditioning and go natural with fans. Fans consume less than 10% of the power used by air conditioners when switched on for the same period. Try opening the windows and switching to a fan – you may save up to S$840 a year by remaining cool naturally!

When you try these strategies, you may save more than S$1,400 per year!


Bonus Tip: Consider installing solar panels to save on electricity bills

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Installing solar panels on your roof can be a smart investment in the long run. Not only can it help you reduce your electricity bills, but it can also contribute to reducing your carbon footprint. Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity, which can power your home’s appliances and electronics.

First Solution Group provides solar panel installation services to help you harness the power of the sun and save on your electricity bills. Contact us today to learn more about our solar solutions and how we can help you start saving on electricity. Visit our website at to get in touch with us.


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