SOLECO shares ways to conserve electricity consumption

  • April 18, 2017
  • Marcelo M. Pedalino

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, April 18 (PIA) - The power distribution utility in this province shared some valuable inputs so electric consumers can save on energy costs, especially with the high cost of electricity now prevailing.


The sharing was done through three ranking personnel of the Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SOLECO) during the taping of the Action Center Kapihan sa PIA cable TV program Tuesday at the Senor Citizens office, barangay Tagnipa.  This will be aired this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, at 9:00 in the morning.


Foremost, and the most basic energy conservation tip, is to turn off gadgets and other home appliances when not in use, said Benson Mindajao, member services department head.


A television used for 24 hours certainly consumed more electricity than one that is turned off regularly when no one is watching, Mindajao said by way of giving a concrete comparison and example.


In using an air-conditioner these hot summer days, Mindajao advised that this must be turned off when the cool air is already felt, although he hastened to add that most air-con units now sold carried a built-in timer that automatically shuts off when the right temperature is reached.


Without this feature, a conscious effort of manually turning off the air-conditioner in the room is necessary to cut on electricity expenses.


Allan Ferrer, member development officer, offered a different take on how power consumers can maximize the use of their appliances, in particular the refrigerator.


At this time of the year when demand for ice is high, so why not stock the freezer with ice for sale - this way the income out of the sales can help in paying off the power bill, Ferrer explained, as he encouraged homeowners to consider his business-wise approach.


Ferrer also urged the use of voltage regulators to shield appliances from fluctuating currents brought about by sudden power interruptions.


Francis Basco, head, system planning and design, called on those who are ironing their clothes using electric iron to do it during non-peak hours of the day, usually the early hours of dawn.


Meanwhile, Basco also reported that the brownout experienced last week especially in the Panaon and pacific area of the province was caused mainly by an electric post somewhere in Libagon that had to be transferred due to its dangerous inclining position.  (ajc/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)

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