The “Water Scarcity Tariff Science” comes into effect on Wednesday (the first) and adds R$14.20 to bills for every 100 kWh consumed. The new flag represents an increase of 49.63% compared to the red flag level 2, which was by far the highest in the system and has been in effect for the past few months.
Doing excercise, Electricity bills increased by approximately 7%.
Understanding tariff flags – Photo: G1 Economy
According to the text released by the agency, the forecast is that the new trademark will remain in effect until April 30, 2022. So far, the trademark system has been revised month by month.
In order to reduce the impact of this increase, it is not hidden from anyone: it is necessary to save electricity (See tips in the video below).
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Among the bad guys in the electric bill is the equipment that consumes Energy to generate heat, such as an electric shower, clothes dryer, heater and iron. Conventional appliances also increase expenses, especially refrigerators, microwaves, freezers, and washing machines.
Incandescent, fluorescent and LED lights (from left to right) – Photo: Playback / Anhanguera TV
10 strategies to save energy
- Buy efficient electrical appliances
Older devices are often less efficient. If you can, replace it with newer hardware and an energy efficient PROCEL seal. Look for more efficient models and forces.
Take a bath for a maximum of five minutes. By spending a lot of time showering, you waste water and consume a lot of electricity, especially in the winter. Also prioritize a “warm” or “summer” mode on hot days.
- Watch your cell phone charger
Never leave the mobile phone charger unattended or after the device is fully charged. In addition to preventing household accidents, it consumes electricity.
In addition to being comfortable for the eyes, taking advantage of natural daylight helps reduce wasted energy. Avoid turning on lights in environments that are already naturally lit, and prefer places with large windows and bright walls.
- Avoid “ready” devices
Do not leave devices turned on in Standby mode. There is no need to continue consuming energy if you are not using it. Unplug the device when not in use.
Always give preference to LED lights. Consume up to 80% less than traditional bulbs,
- Use the timer function on TVs
Avoid sleeping while the TV is on. Use the ‘timer’ or ‘sleep’ function to stop it by itself.
- Use the refrigerator efficiently
Avoid using the back of the refrigerator or freezer to dry clothes and clothing. Always check the condition of the sealing rubber and avoid opening the door at all times.
- Iron clothes in one go
Gather as many clothes as possible for ironing and always use the set temperature for each type of fabric. Leave light clothes to iron with the iron off.
Bare or exposed wires can cause accidents and contribute to power loss. It is recommended to change it urgently.
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