The feeling of more intense heat in recent days proves that it is already summer in Rio Grande do Norte. The hottest season in the southern hemisphere officially began this Wednesday (December 21) and the forecast from the State Agricultural Research Corporation (Learn) is that average temperatures reach 35ºC, and can reach 40ºC in the interior of the state.
During this period, the trend is for increased consumption electricity due to the greater number of fans and air conditioners running for longer periods. With this in mind, Neoenergia Cosern listed tips for conscious consumption to avoid shocks with your electricity bill.
🇧🇷In our state, there are no defined seasons like in other regions of the country. The feeling is that we are always in summer, but it is not so. Today started the hottest period of the year and the population should be careful not to exaggerate energy consumption with fans and air conditioners on for so long and follow safety rules to avoid the risk of short circuit, e.g.🇧🇷 points out Daniel Burgos, electrical engineer at Neoenergia Cosern.
To avoid surprises that could endanger the family budget, Neoenergia Cosern recommends the efficient use of electronic devices. Hot weather causes most people to mitigate the discomfort of high temperatures by opening the refrigerator more often, for example. Efficient behaviors in the use of energy, in addition to attention to waste, are essential for consumers to avoid surprises, without necessarily giving up comfort.
Check out tips to save money on home appliances
🇧🇷 Avoid using electric shower in summer🇧🇷 But if you can’t put aside the warm bath, set the electric shower to the summer position. The higher the water temperature, the higher the consumption;
🇧🇷 Set the air conditioning temperature to 23°C🇧🇷 Use the timer (timer) and avoid unnecessary operation of the device;
🇧🇷 After cooling the room, the consumer can use fans to maintain a pleasant climate.🇧🇷 It is important to remember to clean such devices regularly. In addition to hygiene, the measure contributes to a more economical performance;
🇧🇷 In the case of refrigerators, when they are in bad condition, they represent 30% of household consumption🇧🇷 Also, freezers and refrigerators must be installed in ventilated places, with a minimum space of 15 centimeters from walls and cabinets. It is important to periodically observe the sealing rubber which, after drying, causes a great loss of energy;
🇧🇷 Electric ovens and irons should only be used when necessary.🇧🇷 It is important to optimize this device, take advantage of the heat, avoiding frequent switching off and reheating of the device;
🇧🇷 Arrange to use the washing machine once a weekcollecting all bed, table and bath linens that need to be washed.
In addition, Neoenergia Cosern advises consumers to pay attention when buying equipment. It is important to choose products that present Process Seal – which show the most efficient devices that consume less energy. We recommend using LED bulbs, which save around 80% of electricity and last longer compared to inefficient bulbs.
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