How to Save Electricity Bill for My Home?
The lockdown has been a crazy experience of our times, where people have been locked down in their homes. The fear of the deadly COVID-19 virus has led to people staying at homes. This has, in turn, led to higher domestic electricity bills due to increased usage of lights, fans, ACs, internet, laptops, TV, washing machine, etc. as family members shift their schools and offices to their homes.
During the coronavirus-induced lockdown, about 130 crore people were living in their homes. They used Fans, Lights, Television, Laptops, Coolers, Washing Machine, Water Pump, Air Conditioners, Decorative Lights, etc. to the maximum. That is why electricity bills of many celebrities, businessmen, and even normal families had shot up during the months in lockdown. You can read much news such as:
Arshad Warsi, in a tweet, had shared that that Rs 1,03,564 was debited from his account on July 5 for the electricity bill. He had tweeted: "People please buy my paintings, I need to pay my Adani electric bill, kidneys am keeping for the next bill."
Actor Taapsee Pannu was shocked to find that she was sent an electricity bill for Rs 36,000 recently. She took to Twitter to complain about it to the power company and wondered how her bill could be 10 times the usual amount. Now, Taapsee has learned the truth behind the bill amount.
Asha Bhosle flags ₹2 lakh power bill for June; discom says bill based on the actual meter reading.
Pure mohalle ka lga diya kya? Harbhajan Singh expresses dismay over a hefty electricity bill is Rs. 33900.00
Divya Dutta is shocked at getting electricity bill worth Rs 51,000: ‘Shagun dena hai lockdown ka?’
कुछ दिन पहले बिजली का बिल कम आने की खुशी मना रही थीं पूजा बेदी, अब यूं उड़ गए होश. इनके घर का बिजली का बिल 32250 आया है.
Some people say that if we talk about high electricity bill then we should also talk about savings during the lockdown. People did not spend on traveling, entertainment, eating outside, shopping, etc. Due to these reasons, people have also saved money during this time. But others have a different opinion. What you think, you can also share your opinion here.
Now let’s get back to the main topic: How can I save on my electricity bill? For this question, we spoke to two housewives who shared their personal experiences:
Komal Bhatia from Sector 22, Faridabad shares her experience. She has a 9-room home (2 floors) where 10 people are living. She has 13 fans, 40 bulbs, 4 TVs, 2 washing machines, 3 refrigerators, 1 press, 5 geysers, 2 air conditioners, 2 coolers, 1 microwave, 2 motors, a single inverter, etc. in her home. She told me that her electricity bill of 2 months (May & June – 2020) was Rs. 10,000.
At the same time, Muskan Anand is from Green Field Colony Faridabad and shared her experience. She has a 3 BHK home where 6 people are living. She has 8 fans, 10 tube lights, 20 led bulbs, 1 TV, 3 air conditioners, 1 refrigerator, 1 washing machine, 1 water pump, a single inverter battery, etc. in her home. She told me that her electricity bill of 2 months (May & Jun – 2020) was Rs. 15,000.
After concluding Komal & Muskan’s opinions, we will give some practical tips that you can implement in your home and can save up to 50% of your electricity bill with your comfort zone.
State Wise Electricity Rate, 2020
We are getting a lots of enquiring from different locations of India, so we decided that we talk with different states of people. They have share their an electricity bill of homes. So, let's see one-by-one states an electricity bill and their electricity rate.
പുതിയ വൈദ്യുതിനിരക്ക് പ്രാബല്യത്തിൽ വന്ന സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ, നിങ്ങളുടെ വീട്ടിലെ ഇലക്ട്രിസിറ്റി ബിൽ കണക്ക് കൂട്ടുന്ന രീതി മനസ്സിലാക്കിയിരിക്കുക
0 - 50 units - 2.90 രൂപ
51 -100 units - 3.40 രൂപ
101 -150 units - 4.50 രൂപ
151 -200 units - 6.10 രൂപ
201-250 units - 7.30 രൂപ
251 -300 units ( For entire Unit) 5.50 രൂപ
301-350 units ( For entire Unit) 6 .20 രൂപ
351-400 units ( For entire Unit) 6 .50 രൂപ
401-500 units ( For entire Unit) 6.70 രൂപ
Above 500 units ( For entire Unit) 7.50 രൂപ
നിങ്ങളുടെ ഉപയോഗം 200 യൂണിറ്റ് ആണെങ്കിൽ നിങ്ങൾ കൊടുക്കേണ്ടത് 200 X 6.10 = 1220/- ഇത് 201 ആണെങ്കിൽ 201 X 7.30 = 1467.3/-, വ്യത്യാസം 247.3/-
കൂടുതൽ വൈദ്യുതി ആവശ്യമുള്ള ഉപകരണങ്ങളുടെ ഉപയോഗം ക്രമീകരിച്ചു കൊണ്ടും, മറ്റു വിധേനയും ദിവസം ഒരു യൂണിറ്റ് കുറക്കാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ 140 x 4.50 = 630 ൽ നിർത്താം.
[ദിവസവും വൈകുന്നേരം 6 മുതൽ രാത്രി 10 വരെ ഉയർന്ന വൈദ്യുതി എടുക്കുന്ന ഉപകരണങ്ങളുടെ ഉപയോഗം നിയന്ത്രിക്കാൻ പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുക]
Kerala State Electricity Board Limited
#2. Tamil Nadu
#4. Madhya Pradesh
After analyzing above electricity bill, we found that an average rate of electricity in India is approx. Rs. 7 units and average monthly electricity bill is Rs. 1000. According to solar experts, only 25% homes electricity bill is more than one-thousands (i.e. monthly electricity bill > Rs. 1000) in India. After this data, solar professionals are very clear that only 25% people of India are surprising about high electricity bill. These people are living in metro cities where power cut is very less (power cut duration is not more than 5-10 minutes), such as Faridabad, Thrissur, Delhi, Chennai, Udaipur, Rajgir, Bangalore, Gurgaon, etc.
So, in this article, you will know that how you can reduce an electricity bill of your home smartly.
Tips 1: Use of Energy Efficient Home Appliances
Every homes has the basic home appliances, such as fans, lights, tv, cooler, refrigerator, washing machine, etc. You should keep in the mind that always choose very less power consumption appliances while you purchasing a new home gadgets.
Bulb / Tube Lights - It should be LED Bulb / Tube Lights which consume is about 5W to 10W or 20W.
Fans - It should be BLDC Fans which consume is about 28W to 30W.
TV - It should be Smart TV which consume is about 80W to 100W.
Refrigerator - It should be 4 to 5 Star which consume is about 10W to 40W.
Workstation - It should be Laptop which consume is about 40W to 60W.
Tips 2: Use of Solar Energy
Solar Energy will help in power generation and Energy Efficient home appliances will consume less power. So, you can get maximum savings on your electricity bills.
#a. AC Module
AC Module is better than the traditional grid-connected solar system. It does not require any net-metering approval. In case, one installs an AC module, the consumer will be able to run his home appliances on solar power, in just three days of installation. It is more efficient and safer than a conventional on-grid solar system. Loom Solar has introduced the Solar AC Module that is a substitute for the traditional grid-connected solar system.
#b. Wall-Mounted Solar Panels
The problem of today’s times is that people living in villages and rural areas have power shortages and feel the need to install a solar system. They have the area for installation but no money to buy a solar system, unlike people in cities who have the money to spend on a solar system but do not have free space to put it. Today, the professional class in cities live in rented apartments and do not have free will or space to install a solar system. One can use any wall space for the installation of solar panels. However, this area should be receiving sunlight for efficient functioning.
How to Save Electricity Bill Video
Tips 3: Optimize Power Consumption
You can optimize your energy consumption in your home. Technology is growing and many new products are coming in the market. You can use automatic home appliances, such as Sensor LED Bulb, Automatic Press, Water Tank Filling Alarm, Automic Ceiling fans, etc.
To Understand in Simple, Watch this Video
When people pay their electricity bills, internet bills, gas bills, tv recharge bills, rent bill, etc. then they often think, can we save this amount? If people paying high rent, they have the option to buy a home. Similarly, for high electricity bills, people can shift to solar. They have the option to save big-time on electricity bills and install self-power generation equipment, such as solar panels or generator as well as replace their old appliances. Through this technique, one can save 50%-80% of their electricity bill every month.