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Browsing through the expenses, have you ever been stomped by the colossal numbers printed across the utility bill? If so, rest assured you aren’t the only one. Living in a mega city such as Dhaka can be quite expensive; particularly when it comes to expenses. Thousands of people, from small families to bachelors living in the city, have been perplexed by the growing numbers of their utility expenses incurred by living in the capital. Most often, we don’t realize as to why, particularly our electricity bills, are always increasing.  Nevertheless, here are the ways in which you can efficiently utilize electricity usage to curtail expenses.

  • Changing from Fluorescent to LED:
    Florescent lights have been lighting up urban homes in Bangladesh for the past few decades. However, using fluorescent lighting can be quite expensive, especially if you have the habit of always keeping the lights turned on. LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) are a much smarter option when it comes to choosing home lighting. LED lights are eco-friendlier, brighter, and most importantly, cheaper when compared to fluorescent lights.
  • Minimal Usage of Air Conditioning:
    Bangladesh is a hot and humid country, so the necessity of air-conditioning (AC) across urban homes might feel essential. Often, we find ourselves keeping the air-conditioner turned on throughout the entire day. As a result, the cost per day, and at the end of the month, keeps rising. The best way to cut down on such costs is by keeping the air-conditioner set at a specific temperature, which is optimal; not too cold but just right. Additionally, when you leave your home or aren’t present, keep the AC off and unplugged.
  • Efficiently Utilizing the Dishwasher at Home:
    If your dishwasher doesn’t have an energy-saving cycle, try to reduce the number of times you use the dishwasher by making sure it’s full when turned on. Using dishwashers in homes can be expensive on the electricity end of the utility bill.

Effectively using the dishwasher can drastically save your expenses. Don’t use the dishwasher for a minimal number of dishes throughout the day. Also, pre-rinse your dishes before loading them in the washer.

You’re heating water, using electricity, which adds to the heating bill.

Keeping the WIFI Off During the Night:
Wifi enabled internet has blessed all corners of Bangladesh, particularly Dhaka city. Most homes across the city have Wifi devices set up. We tend to overlook the costs of keeping wifi enabled devices on 24/7. Turn the devices off when you are away from home or at night when everyone of the household is sleeping.

In conclusion, it does not hurt to be cost effective. Saving up bit by bit on expenditure and expenses goes a long way when it comes to living in Dhaka city. Making smart choices and efficiently cutting down on costs can make the burden of high incurring expenses a little less hefty, especially on the numbers!

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