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Do you Know you Can Reduce your Electricity Bills in Lagos? SEE HOW



Reduce your electricity bill in Lagos:

With the recent rise in electricity tariffs, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs, especially if you already have a prepaid meter installed in your home. Currently, the new price hike since October 2020 is over 100%, meaning everyone would pay twice as much as before.

Things are difficult enough, especially in a place like Lagos, and if you don’t plan on paying double you will have to adjust accordingly. While you would definitely pay more, knowing how to reduce your electricity usage in Lagos would do you a lot good. Read on for some tips on how to lower your electricity bill.

Reduce your electricity bill in Lagos:

How to Reduce Your Electricity Bill in Lagos

To get started, you need to know this in order for these tips to work for you. You need a prepaid meter installed. Without a prepaid meter, your bill is pretty much estimated, leaving you little room to dispute its accuracy. If you want to save energy, first install a prepaid meter in your home.

Then some tips on how to lower your electricity bill in Lagos:

#1. Sniff out background power consumption:

Many don’t know, but turning off a device while it remains plugged in does not cut the power. The device always uses residual energy, which is known as a vampire or emergency power. To prevent this, turn off a device by turning off the plug and the power switch on the device.

#2. Replace all your bulbs at home with energy-efficient models:

Inefficient lamps are cheaper to buy but more expensive in the long run. In fact, they use a lot more energy than energy-saving lamps. For example, the average power of a normal light bulb is 60 to 200watts. However, energy-saving lamps are only 7 to 11 watts. This means that one would use more than ten times the energy of the other; It’s your decision. It would also be helpful if you could be more careful about how long you leave your lightbulb on. Turn them off during the day and when you want to sleep at night. especially your kitchen, toilet, and bathroom lighting. Just leave the safety lights on.

#3. Limit your fan and Air conditioner’s runtime:

The ceiling fan is one of the largest consumers of passive energy in the home. You may not know, but your fan will run most of the day and all night which will have a huge impact on your utility bills. You can replace all of your fans with energy-efficient ones if you can afford it. However, if you don’t have an energy-efficient model, just set the fan runtime. The power consumption capacity of an air conditioner is known. Keep running for a day and it would have a significant impact on your bills. 1.5 HP (1119 watts) alternating current running for 10 hours at a rate of 60 N per kilowatt alone costs you well over 30,000 N. You can mix the runtime between your fan and your air conditioner, depending on how many Devices you buy per month. Limiting your fan to only about 8 hours a day can save you hundreds of naira.

#4. Revisit your refrigerator:

This is another device that uses the most energy in the home. The average wattage a refrigerator uses is 1,200 watts per day (depending on the model), which means it uses one of the wattages in the household, if not the highest. You can reduce consumption by buying a smaller freezer, which is more expensive, or by doing the following:

  • Move the refrigerator to an area with adequate air circulation, as it helps it become more power-efficient.
  • Your fridge should also be at least 2 inches away from the wall and not stand directly exposed to sunlight.
  • Another thing you should do is not stuff up your refrigerator. This reduces the overall efficiency of the unit because of the lesser space available for air circulation. It also means that the unit would draw more power to meet the demand. Ensure you defrost the fridge regularly too

Asides from the tips mentioned in this article, you should also sit down to study your home. If possible, create a list of all your appliances and their watt rating. Start trimming down consumption by replacing the device with a more energy-efficient model, or reducing its use.

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