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Simple tips to save electricity when using household appliances

The increasing price of electricity means you need to use economical and scientific household appliances to save electricity. Here are some tips to help you save electricity for home appliances, which account for a large amount of your monthly electricity bill.

Electric cooker

You always have to use a rice cooker for cooking every day, so it is very important to use it efficiently and save electricity.

  • Please choose to buy a rice cooker suitable for the needs of the family; pots with a small capacity and capacity often save more electricity.
  • Before cooking, let the rice soak for a while and use hot water for cooking rice, which can save 30% of electricity. When cooking, do not open the pot’s lid and limit the rice’s continuous heating, quickly damaging the internal magnet and causing the relay to turn on and off incorrectly. It would help if you only cooked rice 30-45 minutes before eating to limit the reheating time.
  • Dry the outside of the cooking pan before placing it in the pot to keep the heating plate and heat sensor clean. Regularly clean the bottom of the pot and the heating plate.



Refrigerators are often used day and night, from day to month, almost non-stop. The following tips will help you limit electricity consumption for the refrigerator:

  • Choose to buy a refrigerator with a capacity suitable for the family’s needs. Usually, each person needs an average of 40-50 liters of capacity. Thus, if the family has four people, choosing a refrigerator with a 160-200 liters capacity is necessary.
  •  Place the refrigerator in a ventilated, cool place, away from heat sources._ Adjust the temperature properly: When the frozen food in the refrigerator is not much, it is recommended to adjust the cooling level to medium or low to save more electricity.
  • Arrange the items in the refrigerator neatly and have a gap for cold air to circulate, helping to limit the amount of electricity consumed.
  •  Use metal food containers instead of plastic containers because the cold conductivity of metal is faster, the cooling time is shortened, and there is less electricity consumption.
  • Limit opening the refrigerator door often to avoid power consumption and reduce the refrigerator’s life.
  • Regularly clean the refrigerator, especially the rubber rim on the opening and closing doors, to help the door close more tightly, avoiding cold air from escaping and consuming electricity.


Microwave oven

Microwaves are appliances that consume a lot of electricity, so you need to know the following tips to use them to save electricity:

  • Do not turn on the microwave oven in an air-conditioned room or near other electrical appliances.
  • Food containers in the oven must be made of glass, porcelain, or ceramic. Avoid using metal items because they absorb heat, make food take longer to cook, waste electricity, and can cause an oven fire.
  • Always keep the oven door closed when operating to avoid the loss of microwaves, reducing the efficiency of the oven and consuming electricity.


Electric stove

Housewives increasingly use induction cookers or infrared cookers for cooking because of their convenience and safety. Some of the following “tricks” will help you reduce energy consumption when using an electric stove:

  • When the cooking process is about to end, turn off the stove a few minutes early because the remaining heat on the stove can also help the food to cook completely. This recipe is perfect for stir-fries and stews.
  • Electric stoves can heat pots and pan faster than gas stoves, so you should not use the highest heat setting when cooking, burning pots and pans, and consuming electricity. Instead, set a low heat setting when cooking to ensure safety and save electricity.
Super speed kettle

Because of their large capacity, super-speed kettles often consume significant power. To use a super speed kettle to save electricity, you need to:

  • Choose to buy a super-speed kettle with a capacity suitable for the needs of the family to avoid heating water many times a day, which wastes electricity.
  • Regularly clean the tank clean, with no residue or rust.
  • When boiling water, close the lid tightly so that the water boils quickly and the electricity automatically turns off when the temperature reaches 100 degrees Celsius; avoid cooking in an air-conditioned room or in front of the fan’s airflow.
  • Carefully read the instructions for use, do not move when the kettle is boiling water.
Water heater

The closer the cold season approaches, the higher the demand for water heaters in each family. To use the water heater effectively and still save electricity, you need to:

  •  Choose a water heater with a capacity suitable for family needs. The larger the capacity, the more power is consumed. Example: For a household of 4 people, a 20-liter tank should be enough.
  • Should only turn on the water heater 10-15 minutes before taking a shower; it should not turn on 24/24 to avoid waste.
  •  Regularly maintain the water heater to ensure safety and long-term efficiency.
Washing machine

Washing machines are also devices that consume a lot of electricity, so you need to refer to the following tips to use them to save electricity and still be effective:

  • Please wash the number of clothes suitable for the capacity of the machine.
  • Select “saving” mode if available, do not choose hot water mode if it is not really necessary.
  • It is recommended to place the machine in a ventilated and ventilated place.
  • Regularly clean the washing machine to prevent bacteria from multiplying and limit damage when in use.



Air conditioners are the biggest consumers of electricity among household electrical appliances. To use them effectively and save electricity, you need to note the following issues:

  • Choose to buy an air conditioner with a capacity suitable for the room. If the room is small, but the air conditioner has a large capacity, it will waste electricity. On the contrary, a small capacity for a large room will cause the equipment to work a lot, consume power and reduce its life quickly.
  • Please open the temperature above 25°C. For every 10 °C higher than that, you’re saving 10% of your electricity!
  • Regularly clean and clean the filter of the air conditioner; you will save 5 – 7% of electricity consumption
  • Only use the air conditioner when necessary. Instead, you can open the window wide to let in the wind and fresh outdoor air, which is very good for your health.


  • It would help if you only turned on the fan to run at the appropriate speed to save electricity because the faster the fan runs, the more power it will consume and vice versa. Note further that you must unplug after each fan use to cut off the leakage current flowing through the switch, which consumes electricity.
  • You should choose the right TV size for your room because the bigger the TV, the more power it will consume.
  • Do not leave the screen too bright because the higher the brightness and contrast, the darker the color, the more power consumed, and the screen lamp life will be reduced faster.
  •  Turn off the TV by pressing the button on the machine, do not use the remote control because, in standby mode, the TV will still “consume” electricity, even if not much.
  •  Turn off the power or unplug the TV from the power source when not in use.


Hopefully, the above tips will help you reduce the burden of electricity bills each month when using household appliances.

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