Useful Tips To Save Your Electricity Bill

After the petrol hike (RM0.78 or 40%), we will be expecting a rise in Electricity Bill. I had done some research on this topic and found some interesting and useful tips to save electricity bill.


  1. Keep your refrigerator at 37°- 40° F and your freezer at 5°F.
  2. Keep your refrigerator filled to capacity
  3. Vacuum the condenser coils (underneath or behind the unit) every three months or so.
  4. Do not put uncovered liquids in the refrigerator. The liquids give off vapors that add to the compressor workload.
  5. Allow hot food to cool off before putting it in the refrigerator.
  6. Plan ahead and remove all ingredients for each meal at one time.
  7. Reduce your refrigeration electricity usage by 40 percent by replacing a 12-year-old or older unit with a new unit. An Energy Star® unit will lower usage even more.
  8. Select a refrigerator or freezer that is just large enough for your needs
  9. Look for energy-saving features such as the power-saver switch and improved insulation materials.
  10. Use the self-cleaning cycle only for major cleaning jobs. Start the cycle right after cooking while the oven is still hot
  11. Use your microwave oven whenever possible, as it draws less than half the power of its conventional oven counterpart and cooks for a much shorter amount of time.
  12. Rearrange oven shelves before turning your oven on – and don’t peek at food in the oven! Every time you open the oven door, 25°-50°F is lost.
  13. Wash only full loads of dishes – but do not overload dishwasher.
  14. Scrape food off dishes and rinse them with cold water before placing them in the dishwasher.
  15. Soak or pre-wash only in the cases of burned-on or dried-on foods.


  1. Follow detergent instructions carefully. Adding too much detergent actually hampers effective washing action and may require more energy in the form of extra rinses.
  2. Set the washing machine temperature to cold or warm and the rinse temperature to cold as often as possible.
  3. Wash only full loads of clothing- but do not overload machine.
  4. Hang your laundry outside when weather permits.
  5. Clean the lint filter thoroughly after each use.

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  2. Thanks for the tips. What do you think of programmable thermostats? I heard they can save ~10%. I also found another site which gave some ways to save electricity, but always looking for more good advice. Also, what can we do to get help after we use methods to save? Any other tips or info on gov’t programs? Thanks

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