So how do you reduce on your power bill? Stephen Ilungole, Umeme's media manager shares some tips on how to use less electricity in your home:
*When the night passes, switch off your security lights. You may also need to switch off power in empty rooms in your house to save power.
*Use energy saving bulbs to consume less power than the old bulbs that consume a lot of power.
*When ironing clothes, remember to iron many clothes in one go as this way, you will use less power.
*It is also advisable that you iron clothes that are somewhat misty as this also saves power.
Cooking and heating
*When boiling a cup of tea, kindly use instant water heaters instead of using a saucepan on a cooker. This will save you power.
*If you are going to cook, prepare the entire foodstuff you intend to cook before turning on the cooker
*Replace old cookers. They tend to use more electricity than the newer ones.
*After cooking, cover food or use food flasks to keep food warm so you do not have to warm.
*Use the right fridge. If you are a bachelor, why would you need homogenous fridge? The larger the fridge, the more power it consumes.
*Defrost the fridge at least once every month. It helps save power.
*Do not put the fridge against a wall. It helps the ventilation and gets more efficiency with the fridge.