Saturday, July 19, 2014

How to Save Energy in Your Kitchen : Select Right size Rice Cooker



Do you aware that electric rice cooker is the second largest power consumption in our kitchen ?

Do you ever bother to check rice cooker name plate? Are you using  correct size electric rice cooker to prepare for 1-4 people meal daily?

Today, cost living in Malaysia is getting expensive and most of the household ladies begin to shift from eating out to home cooking dining for their family in order to cope the reduction of disposable income.

Smart kitchen lady is one of the key person at home to save energy and electricity bill.

Take a good example for typical small size family to serve 2-4 person meal daily.


Which size of rice cooker you will choose?
 

1.0 Litre Rice Cooker rated at 450W 
A typical rice cooking  time about 15 Minutes to 30 Minutes depend the types of rices, water content and number of servicing.
Let say smart kitchen lady cooking for two meals per day and each time last for  30 minutes,

30min/60min x 2 times x 0.45kw  x RM0.40 (Electricity Tariff) x 30 days =RM5.40 Per month 




How much this family will spend if using the bigger size rice cooker with same amount of servicing?

1.8 Litre Rice Cooker rated at 832W


30min/60min x 2 times x 0.832kw  x RM0.40 (Electricity Tariff) x 30 days =RM10.00 Per month



Conclusion:
1 litre Rice cooker is good enough to serve meal for 2-4 person daily. So, why waste energy  and  use big rice cooker to cook small amount of rice?

Bigger size of rice cooker not doubt will consume more power consumption. In this example, 1.8 Litre Rice cooker consumes almost double electricity compared to 1 Litre Rice cooker.

Time for all kitchen ladies changing their mind now. Big is not always good in this case :-)

Saving of RM60 per year in your electricity bill will give a boost in your home saving fund.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Toyota Prius Fuel Saving Tips


Prius's Fuel Saving Tips: ( Eco Mode / Highway )

Discover the formula that works for me.

Uses the least aggressive method to travel.

( Recommend staying at 90 ~ 95 km/h )


courtesy : www.foosolar.com

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to save energy for your smartphone: Using power saving app


Do you want to have a powerful battery while you enjoying game or whatsapp with your friends using smartphone?

Power saving application for android give users good choices of power plan such as smart, endurance and normal mode selection.

If your battery is running low, Endurance mode is the best option to prolong your smartphone power with longer duration if you don't have power bank with you.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Feed In Tariff : How to make money from solar without losing your money?


One of the popular passive income today is selling your solar power to TNB, Malaysia Grid daily and collecting your monthly payment from SEDA via TNB payment system direct to your personal banking account.

However, how to ensure your solar system always working hard for you during sunny day or cloudy day without interruption?

What will happen if your  solar inverter ( convert DC supply from solar panel to AC) is not working? There will be no income for you as long as your inverter is tripped and alarm is raised with message " Missing Grid". Your inverter system is totally shut off from system and no energy is exporting to the TNB system if you are not aware of this problem. 


For those Fit owner, please keep an eye to your inverter system from time to time. If your inverter's alarm is raised, please take a look on the inverter screen to find out what is the issue. Most of the inverter technology today is implementing self diagnosis feature and the screen will display what is going wrong in your solar system.

The most common problem such as " Missing Grid" code come out from the inverter screen mainly  due to the tripping of Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker (ELCB) during lightning strike. If your ELCB is tripped , just push back your ELCB back to switch On position and your inverter will back to Normal again. The inverter alarm will clear and your solar system will continue to work hard for you to make money!


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