July 14, 2021
Almost everyone will know that the way light usage rates have been regulated has changed since the beginning of June
So, like it or not, it’s something we have to adjust to so we don’t overpay and even save money.
In this post, we will clearly and openly analyze how these changes affect the price of electricity, and in return we will give you some recommendations so you can reduce your bill.
In order not to complicate ourselves with too many technical details, the point is that this regulated price affects all of you who have contracted electricity in a regulated market and your power is less than 10 kilowatts.
The new regulated price or PVPC is based on hourly discrimination, that is, depending on the time you turn on the light, it will be cheaper or more expensive.
The cheapest watches are called off-peak. They include weekends, holidays and weekdays from midnight to 8am.
Therefore, if you want to save as much as possible, we recommend that you try to change your spending habits a bit to adjust the use of the most expensive devices at the cheapest time.
For example, you could do laundry and iron during the weekend, and even prepare all the weekly menus at once and store them in tuppers.
Planning meals for the week and cooking in just a few hours is a very modern practice, which in addition to saving you a lot of money on energy consumption, also allows you much more free time during the week because you don’t have to wash pots every time you cook.
On the other hand, peak hours when energy is most expensive are from 10 to 12 hours and from 18 to 22 hours. That is, the last hours of the morning and the last hours of the afternoon.
We recommend taking advantage of natural light in the summer months, as there is really no need to spend on lighting until 10am at night. It seems irrelevant, but it all adds up and at the end of the month you’ll be happy to see a much lower bill.
Finally, here are some energy-saving tips so you can cut costs even further:
- If the device has the ability to automatically adjust the operating time, put it in a period that is not the highest.
- Try to get used to putting on a washing machine, ironing or cooking on weekends or at night.
- Choose a low-power energy-certified device. We recommend that you visit the Mister Hogar portal, a website specializing in reviews of all types of appliances and other products related to housing.
- It’s a good time to buy an electric car if you had an idea, because you can refuel it for a small price, given that most people refuel at night so they can drive during the day.
- Consider the idea of self-consumption through solar panels, they currently have a fairly competitive price.
If you follow these little recommendations, have no doubt that you will pay less for your electricity bill.
You just have to try to plan your daily tasks a little more, but once you gain a routine, we’re sure it will cost you a little effort and you’re sure to notice a significant improvement.
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