My biggest bill has always been the electric bill. Now imagine I pay 9K- up ever month and I don’t have an air conditioner. I have an electric water pump but only used every 2-3 days. I tried to lessen using electrical appliances but still it comes out big.
Until my younger brother realized it could be the 110v transformer, a big one, that is causing it. We have had that for 37 years. My dad installed it and had outlets for 110v appliances placed all over the house. We just arrived from the US and most of out appliances were 110v. Even after they are all in the US they still send appliances like electric iron, microwave, blender all 110v. Even the sensor lights are 110v.
So we made an experiment. I took out all 110v appliances, actually the microwave and cordless phone. They bought me 220v ones and I turned off the big transformer. I just have a small one for the sensor light. They bought some solar sensor lights and emergency light. So I will wait for that to arrive.
Wow there was a big decrease in the wattage used. Also the microwave is rarely used now because my helper is not used to it (hehe good for now).
I will keep on with what I am doing, lessen the use of the electric iron to once a week, washing machine (no dryer) to twice or 3 times a month. Also I turn off all the appliances like TV, water dispenser and microwave with the standby power. I bought an adapter with a switch so we don’t need to keep pulling the plug. Also I turn off the hot water for the dispenser. And I did get lower wattage use.
Doing these little thing, turn off the lights when not in use, remove chargers and turn off electric fans when no one is using it, can really make a difference. It really showed because I am checking my meter every 3 days. I noticed a decrease of 5-10kw usage within 3 days.
And no transformer running. My brother said because it is on 24hrs with use or no use probably gives me 24-30kw a month. Now if that is gone plus added kw my electric bill will go down. I will know in my next bill coz I started this just the middle of this month.
So to save money, save on the electric bill by minimizing usage of electricity.