Ways to save electricity during hot weather

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 -- As the hot spell is expected to continue until next month, this will result in an increase in electricity consumption.

As such, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has today issued a guideline to help consumers save on their electricity bill.

Among simple daily practices are switching off the air conditioner, fan and lights in an empty room as well as turning off electrical appliances such as computers and monitors when not in use.

According to the guideline when the weather is hot,  covering windows with thick curtains to block direct sunlight can prevent heat gain and reduce the load on an air conditioner to cool down a room, thus lowering electricity consumption.

In addition, turning on the fan at night helps to maximise air flow in a  room and after the air conditioner has been turned on for a few hours, the room temperature will be at a comfortable level, so set the time for the air conditioner to be turned off, to save electricity consumption.

Another way to save electricity during the hot weather is to hang out washed clothes to dry, instead of using the clothes dryer and avoid turning on water heater switches when not in use.

Consumers are encouraged to choose electrical appliances with 4 or 5 star energy efficiency labelling recommended by the Energy Commission (ST) to help reduce electricity consumption in their homes.

Smart Metres will also help to keep tabs on electricity consumption to enable consumers to take the necessary steps to control their usage. 

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