Consumers have been advised to use efficient appliances to reduce bills from energy suppliers.
According to the Economic Times, a reduction of just a couple of units of energy usage has the potential to significantly reduce bills, helping consumers rein in their expenditure.
The publication recommended purchasing appliances such as compact fluorescent lamps, which consume 75 per cent less energy compared to conventional incandescent lamps.
Replacing a 55W tubelight with a 15W compact fluorescent lamp could save around 7.2 units per month, while a 31W electronic tubelight saves 4.3 units per appliance every month compared to a 55W tubelight.
Similarly, replacing energy guzzling refrigerators with more efficient models could save a minimum of 18 per cent of electricity and up to 50 units per month.
Some energy efficient appliances may be more costly, but the price is ultimately recovered within just three to four months.
Many households have received record winter gas and electricity bills of over £500 this week, because they were forced to increase their heating during the cold spell.
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