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Manila (Philippines) - December 1, 2017 -- Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management an automation, has come up with a list of five simple tips that consumers can use in time for the Christmas season.
Christmas is a holiday that Filipinos celebrate as soon as the “Ber” months kick in. As early as the first week of September, you can already feel that Christmas is in the air. Homes and offices start to be filled with Christmas decor, malls and public establishments begin installing Christmas lights, and everywhere you go, you hear the timeless classics of Jose Mari Chan on repeat.
But as preparations amp up for the holiday celebrations, it is important to keep in mind that this is also the season when electric bills start spiking because of all the grand displays of Christmas lights, parols, and for some even an entire Nativity scene. So, here are some quick Schneider Electric tips that can help you save money on electricity and spend more on gifts for your loved ones.
Tips to Save Electricity this Christmas
1. Use LED Christmas lights.
When choosing your Christmas lights, make sure to get ones with LED bulbs. This helps you save 90% more energy compared to the usual incandescent lights. They also have a longer shelf life, making it usable for the succeeding Christmas celebrations.
2. Limit the time when lights are on.
As much as we want to appreciate the beauty of our Christmas decorations, we need to consider if we are able to maximize their use. These lighted decorations will not provide the same effect during the day as they do at night. So, why not illuminate the night when they can shine brightest like the stars in the sky.
3. Use other light sources less.
We already know how bright Christmas lights can get. You may have a lot of lighted Christmas decorations and may not need more lamps and lighting fixtures. If you have other lights turned on, why not try turning them off to save electricity and enjoy the full effect of your decorations. And also, remember to always turn off other electronic components and not just the lights when you leave a room.
4. Don’t leave your appliances plugged in.
Got plans to celebrate the holiday season elsewhere? No worries because you can still secure savings while you’re out of town. Before leaving your home, make sure that all your appliances are unplugged. If there’s one way to ensure safety even if you’ve forgotten to unplug your appliances, it is installing a socket that is versatile, adapts to user preferences, and guarantees maximum safety for your family.
Quick fix: Schneider Electric’s ZENcelo enables electro-mechanical switches to achieve the same full-flat form factor, in a slim profile at an affordable price. In delivering on this promise, ZENcelo even features a clever mechanical devices called "Ondicator" to tell if such a switch is on or off.
You don’t only save energy, but also your home from the risk of fire from electric shortages.
5. Invest in a good surge protector at home
During Christmas season, your home is full of devices that are susceptible to power surges. From your computer, decorations down to the appliances, anything that is connected to the main switch is at risk of damage due to power surges. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to stop the unsafe voltage fluctuations from happening, but there is a really simple way to protect your home electronics against power surges-- it’s just a matter of investing on a good surge protector at home.
Quick fix: Schneider Electric has a Back-UPS battery backup that offers guaranteed power and surge protection for wireless networks, computers, gaming consoles and other electronics in your home. It has an audible alarm and LED status displays that provide notification of changing utility power and power conditions. It does not only offer protection, but also peace of mind to homemakers that they are protected and at the same time, cost efficient when it comes to energy usage at home.
With these Schneider Electric energy and safety tips, Christmas will surely be a worry-free holiday where everyone wins and there’s extra savings to boot!
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