Florence Pang is a stickler when it comes to saving energy in the home. She’s managed to trim her energy bill by targeting energy guzzlers like air-conditioners and by switching to more energy-efficient appliances.
“Often, when I find that the temperature at night is cool enough, I’ll ask my daughters to turn off the air-con to save energy and money,” says the 58-year-old housewife.
“A few months ago, I replaced all three of my less efficient air-conditioners – which were one-tick non-inverter ones – with four-tick inverter models.” When it was time to get a new fridge, she chose a smaller, more energy-efficient refrigerator.
Florence also makes sure all the bulbs in her family’s five-room flat are CFLs. Every night before bed, she makes the rounds to turn off the main switch supplying her TVs, set-top boxes, desktops and radios.
And the pay-off is definitely worth the trouble. Florence’s total savings? More than $1,300 a year.