With a figure of 8306.77 kWh, Singapore was shown to have one of the highest electricity consumption per capita rates in South East Asia according a 2010 World Bank study. Private apartments and condos rank higher than 4-room HDB flats and executive apartments in terms of overall electricity consumption
Among all the primary home appliances, air-conditioners, water heaters and refrigerators contribute to greater than 75% of the electricity bill in the majority of Singaporean households.
The electricity tariff rate in Singapore was recently set at 27.45 cents per kWh. Now I’m pretty sure that there’s not much that will pique your interest by throwing out jargon like kilowatt-hour; however, the cents and dollars sure will catch your attention because they will be coming out from your pocket at the end of the day. This is why you need to take a good hard look at your electricity bill and pin-point all the wasteful expenditure you make in the month and figure out a gameplan for conservative consumption.
Here are a few of the most common yet effective energy-saving tips and tricks you can adopt to ensure your savings are shielded against the brutal onslaught of costly utility bills:
- Unclog Your Air Conditioner Filter and Use the Timer Setting
- Get Your Windows Tinted
- Optimizing Your Refrigeration Techniques
- Efficient Water Heater Use