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Energy Bill - Part 2

June 3, 2022

In my previous post I mentioned that I was planning to cut my energy bill, and my power consumption target was rather ambitious. I aimed at 5-fold decrease, but it assumed never turning on air-cons, which made me feel uncomfortable, especially at night. That said, I was still able to cut the bill in half without any damage to my quality of life.

The most savings came from not keeping the lights on when it’s not necessary and from using a fan and an open window instead of an air-con in my office. It’s pretty clear that rising energy prices can actually be beneficial because my current bill is even smaller than it was a year ago. Price is a nice signal, and it currently nags us to stop wasting energy.