Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How to bring down your electricity bill with Meralco’s Orange Tag Program

With the rising prices of goods, from food to gas and electricity, as a conscientious consumer, one must be wise especially with how money is spent. And any centavo saved, no matter how small, will greatly benefit you as it can add up to a substantial saving, which can be allotted to your other needs. 

Meralco helps consumers save a few pennies by providing them information to make more informed choices. Through its Orange Tag Program, Meralco identifies how much energy a house appliance consumes in a month. This will greatly benefit consumers who are looking for a better appliance that not only conserves energy, but helps bring down the electricity bill. 

Here are some appliance comparisons that homeowners can use when considering purchasing an energy-saving appliance. 
(Note: Meralco does not endorse any brand. They merely recommend based on the results derived from the Meralco Power Lab tests.)

1. 5 watt LED Bulb vs. 25 watt incandescent bulb
When it comes to lumen output, the 25 watt incandescent bulb produces 375, while the LED bulb just 350. However, when it comes to savings, the LED bulb leads with savings of up to P12.60 per month (based on the residential effective rate P10.94 per KWH)

2. Inverter refrigerator vs. ordinary refrigerator
Save a substantial P237.60 per month with the inverter refrigerator. While an ordinary refrigerator will cost up to P468 pesos per month ( at 0.0592 kwh and P0.65 per hour), the inverter refrigerator can bump up your savings by almost half. The total amount for the entire month will only tick at P237.60. 

3. 24” LED TV vs. 24” ordinary TV
It may not come as a surprise but the more modern LED TV is a power-saver versus the ordinary 24 inch (not slim type) screen. The ordinary TV will consumer up to P141.25 per month, while the LED TV just P31.68 for the same period. So it’s best to purchase a new model. 

To find out more about the energy consumption of other common house appliances, you can access Meralco’s Appliance Calculator at 
http://apps.meralco.com.ph/appcal/

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