With the level of the tanks dropping, the government launched a level 2 red flag, the most expensive of all. The expected tariff increase will be 5.6% in the June account compared to May. This means more expensive energy, at a cost of R$6,243 per 100 kWh consumed. So be careful with the bad guys in your home electricity bill. Find out which ones are by clicking on the pictures below.
The electric shower is the device that consumes the most energy in the home, accounting for 25% to 35% of the bill. Alone, it can use the same power as 54 TVs running at the same time. To save money, take shorter showers of up to 5 minutes. Avoid using the shower at maximum power, as with the set temperature in winter mode, spending increases by 30%.
The refrigerator is another appliance that consumes a lot of energy in the home, about 25% of the value of the electric bill, as it must be running all the time to preserve food. One way to reduce expenses is to leave the door open for as long as necessary, because every time you open the refrigerator, cold air escapes and the motor works harder to cool everything again.
Iron can account for up to 7% of a home’s energy bill. So, stack the clothes on the iron at once, because heating the iron requires a lot of energy. Another tip is to leave clothes that need less heat to finish. Therefore, you can turn off the iron and iron it while the appliance is still hot
The air conditioning is nice, but it wears out! Choose a fan whenever possible, because according to the Brazilian Energy Efficiency Information Center (Procel), the average air conditioner has at least 10 times more consumption than a table or ceiling fan. Do not leave doors and windows open in the air – conditioned environments to prevent the entry of hot air and thus force the appliance to work harder
Washing machine consumption can account for about 2% to 5% of a home’s electricity bill. To save money, collect as many clothes as possible to take advantage of the full capacity of the device and thus reduce its use. This way, you can save on your electricity bill as well as your water bill.
According to Aneel, space heaters are among the largest consumers of electricity in winter: in this season, they can be responsible for a third of household electricity consumption. Therefore, avoid leaving the heater running for long periods of time and only use it while in the room. The ideal is to turn it on until the room is warm and then turn it off. Make sure that there is no air draft in the room, so that hot air does not escape from the device
Dry your hair well before using a hair dryer or iron, because these devices consume a lot of energy. If you want to save, dry your hair well with a towel before using it.
Appliances on Standby: Leaving appliances plugged in unused also consumes power in the home. If the intent is to save money, start by turning the button off and unplugging everything you’re not using. Take a test at the end of the month to see the difference
Check the house for power leaks. To do this, unplug all appliances and turn off the lights. If after a few minutes the power meter continues to indicate consumption, then a power leakage will occur. Sources: Aneel, Enel, Procel, Protest