a big savings on electric bill

@SIMPLYD (83290)
Philippines
April 9, 2013 7:23am CST
Electric rate here in the Philippines is costly. In our house we always incur a monthly bill of PhP4,000-4,500.00. Yet , we don't have air conditioners just electric fans in our 5 bedrooms. When an electrician went to our house to repair electric water pump we asked him why our bill is so high. He said it's because we are using an electric water pump which we use every time we get water from the faucet. Thus, we connected to a local water supplier. Lo and behold, a month after seldom usage of the water pump (we only use it now to get drinking water sieved through a purifier attached) , the electric bill is now only for PhP2,500.00 only. The water bill is only PhP300.00. Imagine, for many years, say 30 years we have been consuming electricity for PhP4,500.00 monthly, and now that ! Wow, had we connected to the local water supplier we could already have saved at least PhP2,000.00 a month . If we multiply it for only 10 years , we could have saved a lot already. Nowadays, we have to be aware of what makes us consume more electricity if we want to cut on our utilities at home.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
That is a very wise decision. This reminds me of our rising electric bills. I bought this power saver device but it doesn't seem to help.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
I remember we had that too. And it really didn't help indeed.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
The power saver worked for my friend though. They have 3 or 4 of them, they attach them to the aircon and the refrigerator, so it helps them save a lot. Airconditioning have high electric demands. The heat this summer is not helping us from saving either.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
They said that for an average of 8 hours a day costs PhP1000.00 a month for each air conditioner. That's a big expense already if you have 4 or more already.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
9 Apr 13
Hi, We also have to pay large electricity bills. Now in hot season of summer our fans are on for 24 hours. We also don't have air conditioner. But bill is always high. so we try to cut bills by putting off the lights and fans who are unnecessarily on. It is very nice that you are successful in cutting your bills by lessening the use of electric pump. We should use electricity carefully for saving the bills.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
We really have to analyze our electric consumption and how we can lessen them, without sacrificing too much. Our move didn't make us sacrifice but just redirected where to get water without consuming much electricity. Yes, this summer electric fans are used almost 24 hours.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
10 Apr 13
Here also the cost of electricity bill is very high compared to before and I think we should try to save electricity by various methods to have less electricity bills.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
An old refrigerator can also consume a lot of electricity. I have proven that because my brother in law just recently bought a new refrigerator from a friend. His old one was not broken but he just decided to buy the refrigerator to help help his friend who is in need. a month after, he noticed that his bill went down by 500 pesos.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh, thank you for the information. In our house we have two old refrigerators. We use each one alternately. Maybe i should discuss this with the family too. he he he
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
one of the reasons is if the door doesn't close properly. i think the magnet can be replaced, but you have to contact the maker of the refrigerator, their service and parts department.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
well the door are still so magnetized. They are just already old.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
10 Apr 13
I pay larger electric bills because of the fact that I live in the country. I have managed to cut the bills by unplugging appliances that I don't use very often, unplugging the chargers for my cell phone, tablet and other small appliances that I have to charge. It doesn't sound like much but it adds up at the end of the month! I also hang the laundry out during the warm days so that I don't use the dryer and I shut off the circuit breaker to the dryer, it is surprising how much electricity "leaks" from appliances! I cut my electric bill from $55 (USD) to $39! For me that's quite a bit! It is amazing what one small repair will accomplish for you, and what you learn from someone willing to share important money saving information. I try to obtain any money saving information from people that are in positions to know.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Indeed small savings adds up to many when accumulated. It is said that appliances not being used but is plugged consumes 25% of its electricity rate. So , we always unplug appliances not being used.
@mjhalz8 (255)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
It took you 10 years to figure out and find some ways about it. Your right, if you just have did it much earlier, a lot of money would be saved. But good to hear that your bill now is not too high as much as before.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Well, i think it started to incur lots of electricity when the water pump doesn't automatically shut off after using the faucet. We have to switch it of manually so it would stop. But my parents-in-law are old , so they forget always to switch it off. Thus, it will run the whole day.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Apr 13
We have only one electricity supplir on the Island and my water also passes through my electric pump but this is only for the past few months. I can't say that there has been an increase as I am cutting dow in so many other area. My son does use ac and this is expensive and i also have an electric stove and this is another cost, I am glad that it hass worked out for you though - great news
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
I think the electricity charge in your country is cheap. Our water pump doesn't automatically shut off anymore, that's why if you will not switch it off , it will be running even when no one is using the water. And my parents- in-law, being already old, always forget to switch it off, after using the faucet.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, electric water pump consumed a lot. We use to have one decades ago since Nawasa haven't installed their services around the place we're living in. The delivery tuck cost 15 pesos per drum (and that was 15 years ago) We consumed 3-4 drums everyday - for normal usage. and,if we do the laundry- we consume 10+ drums So we decided to have our own pump (electric water pump) The electric bill is indeed very high- but it is more convenient than buying water from delivery truck everyday. Thanks after 5 years of paying too much electric bills- NAWASA finally reached our area. Now our electric bill was also cut into half and our water bill barely reached 200 pesos every month (wooahhh)
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh what a big nuisance it is to buy water like that. It's a good thing that you too have your local water connection already. The electric water pump according to the electrician consumes 12.50 per hour.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh yes my dear, imagine if the delivery truck got delayed (which happen some times) and you only had a pail of water left
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Oh no, i would always order when it's just 2 drums away from being depleted. Water is so important to me.
@emily7339 (1339)
• Malaysia
9 Apr 13
I am sure you are really thankful to the electrician who has helped you to save so much electric bill ! Our electric bill is also very high. Due to the hot weather here, my son always switch on his air-cond. He cannot tolerate the heat as he will get rashes easily. However, our water is always of minimal which is under government subsidy shcheme. As long as we do not use more than 20m3 per month, we do not need to pay water charges.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, the electrician helped us indeed. So when the result was noticed, i kept repeating that we have to thank the electrician. Good for you that your water is government subsidized.
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
i called maynilad several years ago and they said the average consumption per person is 5 cubic meter.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
15 Apr 13
That's amazing! Just imagine where that money could have gone! It would have been great to know of it earlier, and correct the mistake right away. Anyway, good on you for finding that out!
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Well, actually had it been that the water connection application was done at once, then we could have saved a lot already for more than a year. But this year, i volunteered to do it and filed a leave just to do it.
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
10 Apr 13
I think it is good to save on electricity bills. I am also trying different ways of saving money on the electricity bills.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
A small savings on electricity will add up to a big savings as the months passes by. So, better start early. Unplug appliance when not in use, because it consumes 25% of its electricity rate per hour.
@hereandthere (32791)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
i guess we're lucky we've never had problems with water supply. i do remember when i was younger that we had a water heater on the wall in the bathroom. now, anyone who wants to bathe with warm water just boils a kettle of water. we have 2 thermos of hot water for coffee, milo, tea throughout the day.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
It's a goo thing also that the water heater in the upper bathroom broke down. That also consumes big electricity. Now, when it's the cold season , we just heat water in the kettle to be put in the bath.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
9 Apr 13
Wow! That is good savings indeed! I think my daughter when she moves to her own place (she's 30) will be shocked if she has a water bill, and though we don't mind her living here, we may have a good savings on our electric bill!
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
When your daughter has her own space, you have one less consumer of electricity. Now, we have one additional whole day consumer of electricity - our daughter. She will be on vacation until May 26. Her laptop is always being used, internet and electric fan. But we don't mind at all.