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TNB Shares Tips On How To Save Up On Electricity During The Lockdown

TNB Shares Tips On How To Save Up On Electricity During The Lockdown

Mostly common sense, really.

Hakim Hassan

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Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has recently shared some tips on how to save electricity consumption during the nationwide lockdown.

Harian Metro quoted TNB Chief Retail Officer, Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan who in a statement said that, during the period, consumers can monitor and manage the use of electrical appliances at home to reduce energy waste.

For more than 1.2 million TNB customers with the installation of smart meters, they can take advantage of daily electricity consumption data through the myTNB application to monitor electricity consumption at home.

TNB Chief Retail Officer Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan via Harian Metro
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How to save on electricity

He said TNB customers were advised to adopt several measures such as:

  • shutting down the computer after use
  • stop charging the laptop when the power is full
  • ensuring that all doors and windows are closed while using the air conditioner
  • set a timer period on the air conditioner to manage and save energy
  • clean the air conditioner filter to optimize the cooling process
  • use natural light as much as possible to reduce lighting costs

Users also need to ensure that all doors, windows and air passages are completely closed when using the air conditioner in addition to using a fan to help cool the room so that the air conditioning thermostat can be adjusted higher between 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.

TNB also reminded that using hot water when washing clothes at full load uses more energy because it takes time to heat the water and mentioned that taking long showers with a water heater also uses more energy to heat water continuously.

When using an electric oven, the action of opening and closing the oven door regularly will not speed up the cooking time, instead it will cause more electricity consumption to maintain the oven temperature.

TNB Chief Retail Officer, Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan via Kosmo!

He added that consumers also need to turn off the switch and unplug electrical equipment when not in use because televisions, decoder boxes and modems that are not turned off can increase electricity consumption in the long run, based on reports from Kosmo!.

For more information on economical use of electricity can be found on the TNB portal https://www.mytnb.com.my.

Users can also monitor the energy consumption of all electrical equipment in detail through MAEVi which can be accessed through https://maevi.my/

For inquiries on billing, members of the public can contact TNB CareLine by calling 1300-88-5454, or via TNB CareLine’s Facebook and Twitter.


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