Expert Tips To Make Your Electricity Units Last Longer in Nigeria

Are you tired of watching your electricity units dwindle rapidly, leaving you in the dark for days?

With the recent tariff hike, it’s more crucial than ever to maximize your electricity usage.

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In an exclusive interview with Legit, electrical engineer Uwem Jeremiah shares practical advice on how to make your units last longer.

BE MINDFUL OF YOUR ELECTRONICS

Before bringing new electronics into your home, consider your financial situation.

Ask yourself if you can afford the energy costs that come with them.

For instance:

  • Air conditioners consume a significant amount of energy, accounting for about 50% of your electricity bill.
  • Refrigerators and freezers also guzzle energy, especially if they’re old or inefficient.
  • TVs, computers, and other gadgets may seem small, but they add up to your overall energy consumption.

Be selective and prioritize only the essential appliances.

Consider alternatives like fans instead of air conditioners or energy-efficient refrigerators.

SWITCH OFF APPLIANCES WHEN NOT IN USE

Develop a habit of turning off appliances when not in use.

Why waste energy when:

  • Natural light is available during the day
  • You’re not watching TV or using your computer?
  • Your phone or laptop is fully charged?

Make it a routine to switch off lights, fans, and other electronics during the day.

This simple habit can significantly reduce your energy consumption.

USE LED ENERGY RECHARGEABLE BULBS

LED energy rechargeable bulbs are an excellent alternative to traditional bulbs.

Here’s why:

  • They consume significantly less energy
  • They last longer, reducing replacement costs.
  • They’re environmentally friendly, producing minimal heat and no UV emissions.

Charge them during the day and use them at night.

By doing so, you’ll conserve energy and extend the life of your electricity units.

INVEST IN SOLAR POWER

Consider investing in solar power with a smaller capacity.

This will allow you to:

  • Use smaller electronics in your home.
  • Switch to electricity only when necessary for heavier appliances.
  • Reduce your reliance on the grid and lower your energy bills.

Solar power is a noise-free and environmentally friendly option that’s here to stay.

With the initial investment, you’ll save money in the long run and contribute to a sustainable future.

ADDITIONAL TIPS TO STRETCH YOUR ELECTRICITY UNITS

  • Use power strips to plug in electronics and turn them off with one switch.
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
  • Insulate your home to reduce heat loss and gain.
  • Wash clothes and dishes during off-peak hours.
  • Use natural ventilation instead of fans and air conditioners.

By implementing these simple tips, you’ll not only reduce your electricity consumption but also save money on your energy bills.

Remember, every unit counts, and with a little mindfulness, you can make your electricity units last longer with the current increase in electricity tariff.


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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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