Since we moved into my current apartment 2 years ago, our electricity charges have been increasing from RM200 to RM300 and these few months touching RM400 per month.
After bugging Tenaga Nasional Berhad (electricity utility company) several times, they finally sent two technicians to come and change a meter for us. Have you all seen the new meter? It is digital and made in Slovenia or something country like that. I guess this one is fool-proof? *winks*
When the technician opened the main board, our electricity meter pointer is like running a 100m dash whilst the other 7 apartment units are taking an evening stroll. *sigh* In my apartment, the meters are placed in a group against a public area wall and under lock and key.
After much twiddling and testing, we found that our clothes dryer is the main culprit. We were asked to switched on all the water heaters, air-conds, two fridges and every other appliances. Can you believe that my house uses about 60 sen of electricity within 2-3 minutes at peak time? Gosh, that’s like a casino guzzling money man! *kachingkachingkaching*
What I learnt while standing there observing the two kind gentlemen from TNB are:
1) Electricity is measured in amp, not wattage
2) The TNB technicians are very knowledgeable and patient (or else they would give my atm a punch! Hahahaha)
3) The meter is always right
4) I cannot afford to hide in my aircon room 24/7
5) I cannot afford to change so many sets of clothings per day
6) I cannot afford to ask my housekeeper to change the bedsheets (totalling 5 twins beds and 1 queen size) every week
7) I must sit down and read blog more often instead of baking. Computer consume less electricity than oven, right?
Any more tips to save electricity?