If you are looking for tips on how to save on KPLC tokens, this blog post is meant for you. There are a variety of steps that may be taken to reduce energy use at home and, as a result, monthly electricity bills. Because electricity is a finite resource, it is critical to learn how to use it as effectively as possible. This also aids in cost-cutting.
As shown below, Kenya Power outlined strategies to extend the duration of power units to avoid that annoying beeping sound that appears when the electricity token meter is nearly drained.
Replace your incandescent light bulbs
The kind of lighting bulbs you use determine the token usage. The best lighting bulbs to use are compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs.
CFLs consume a quarter of the energy of traditional light bulbs, have a longer rated life, and come in various wattages to meet every lighting need in the home. CFLs used around the home reduce kilowatt-hours and help to slow down the electric meter.
To avoid a loss of hot water, the energy provider suggests that any leaky pipes or taps be repaired as soon as possible. To put it into perspective, every 30 drops per minute from a hot water faucet costs around 18 KWh each month.
Cut the level of hot water consumed by not running the water when shaving or cleaning dishes. If you take a 30-minute instant shower every day, it is projected that you will pay Ksh500 per month to cover this.
If three additional people in your household do the same thing, it adds up to at least Ksh2,000 every month. Notably, low-flow shower heads use less energy than standard showerheads, which can help you save on KPLC tokens.
Set aside one day per week for this work. Sort the garments into fabric types and begin ironing with the pile that requires the lowest temperature (the synthetics), gradually progressing until you reach the hardest ironing textiles (the linens).
This will not only save you time and effort, but it will also enable you to conserve electricity. Turn off the iron box about five minutes before all of the clothing is ironed, and finish ironing using the residual heat contained in the soleplate.
As per Kenya Power, utilizing a 1,000-watt iron box for one hour every day will consume 30 KWh each month, which will cost you approximately Ksh 390.
The majority of us are culprits of forgetting our appliances plugged in and turned on while not using them (especially the phone charger). It’s vital to remember that you can’t turn off an electrical appliance without disconnecting it or turning it off at a power strip.
The appliances will continue to draw electricity if this is not done. ‘Standby power’ is the term for this type of energy use. A television that is left on standby might consume up to 10% extra energy. On the other hand, switching off your electronics can save up to 50% of the energy they require.
If you cook using electricity, opt to use pots and pans with flat bottoms to improve effective heat transfer because they will be cooked consistently. Preheat the oven only when necessary and for the amount of time specified.
Cooking more than one dish or meal at a time will fill the oven. Avoid opening the oven door needlessly; each time you open it to check on the cooking, you lose 20% of the heat. Instead of using the stove to boil water, use an electric kettle.