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Tips on How You Can Reduce Your Yaka (Electricity) Bill

Energy bills can be a major expense for households, and reducing them can be a big help in saving money.

One of the unavoidable expenses every household has is spending on energy bills. If not put in check, you can find ourself having increasing spend as you run your household.

The good news is that you can make your spending lower by making your home more energy-efficient.

Here are some tips to get you started.

  1. Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs: Replacing your old light bulbs with energy-efficient options such as LED or CFL bulbs can significantly lower your energy bill. Not only do these bulbs use less energy, but they also last much longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements. When you go shopping, check out the electronics section in a supermarket with a variety like Carrefour Uganda and compare the pricing of the available LED or CFC bulbs.
  2. Unplug Electronics When Not in Use: Even when electronics are turned off, they can still use energy if they’re plugged in. To reduce the amount of energy you use, unplug electronics when they’re not in use.
  3. Upgrade Your Appliances: If your appliances are more than 10 years old, they may be using more energy than newer, more energy-efficient models. Upgrading to Energy Star-rated appliances can reduce your energy usage and lower your bill.
  4. Use Natural Light: Using natural light instead of relying on artificial light can reduce your energy usage and lower your bill. Keep your curtains and blinds open during the day to let in as much natural light as possible.
  5. Reduce Hot Water Usage: Heating water is a major part of your energy bill, so reducing the amount of hot water you use can help lower your bill. You can do this by taking shorter showers and using low-flow showerheads and faucets.
  6. Use appliances when they are at total capacity: Some electronics like dishwashers will use the same energy whether they are filled to capacity or only partially full. To save even more energy, only run the dishwasher when it is full, and choose the energy-saving setting.
  7. Take advantage of the weather and natural elements: Sometimes, opening the windows so that there is enough air circulation can have the same impact as turning on the Air conditioning.  If the weather is all good, consider using it as an option instead of turning on the air conditioning.

These tips are not exhaustive but are a starting point.  Small changes can make a big difference in the long run. Start today and start saving money on your energy bill.



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