My electricity bill for the period of Aug 25 – Sept 25 is only P 575!
From 2,500, thats an 80% reduction.
At first I though that Meralco gave me a rebate for the infuriating price hike they had last June. But no, my electricity usage was just really really low.
I didn’t use the aircon and the fridge the whole month. After purchasing an aircon timer to minimize my usage, but still my electricity was high, I thought it was time that I just shut it off. I also unplug the ref every night, then replug it in the morning. When my food started smelling bad, and the ice kept melting and produced puddles inside, I thought it was time to just shut it off, stop storing and cooking my food and just eat out. There were however an addition of 2 computers, one is a desktop with a gigantic LCD, the other is a laptop. I guess those things didn’t make much of a dent compared to the aircon and the ref.
Of course I ought to have a functioning fridge soon for my food. At the rate I’m eating out, I’ll get fatter and fatter and I just feel so unhealthy with all the pork and MSG going down my system. I need to cook my own daily grub.
Next year, I hope to move to a bare apartment so I can buy new appliances. The ones in my current apartment are old and run-down. Thus they eat up unnecessarily large amounts of electricity but their output is less optimal.