The October Power Cost Cutting Challenge
Since I started keeping a budget and trying to live life cheaper I find myself always asking people rather intrusive questions. Most times I don’t even think about it much because I am just trying to find information. Over the last 3 or so months, our power consumption has been rising steadily. No patterns have really changed except switching our our decoder for an Xbox but I can’t help but feel that the power consumption has risen a little too much even though a console does use up a considerable amount of power. Since we’re a two person household, it’s pretty alarming that we are spending anywhere between 2,500-3,000 Kes a month on units (About 170+ units).
We have a prepaid system and while everyone swears this transition has made their power bills cheaper, I’m not having the same experience. At one point, I was actually convinced that we had someone siphoning our power (Incidentally, the last time I suspected this was with the internet and so now we hide our WiFi and configured it for set devices only) but it turns out that that isn’t happening. So in October, I am going to implement a series of tips and tricks from people to see if it helps with the bill. Some are a little ‘captain obvious’ but there are a couple that are gems. Do you want to take the challenge with me? Here is what I will be doing.
Do you have any more tips and tricks? Let me know and I’ll add them to the challenge. Happy power cost cutting!