SU­PER SAVER

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Lifestyle Made Easy -

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.

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