Have you been getting sky-high electricity bills lately? Perhaps it's time to have a look at your water filter.

Selangor Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) retail head Ismail Lathifi Teh was quoted telling Bernama that water filters equipped with heating and cooling functions consume more electricity, especially during warmer weather.

"In hot weather like this, machines with compressors will use up more energy to maintain temperature.

"So the more frequent we open and close our fridge door, and the more take cold water from the water filter, the more electricity the device is going to consume," he was quoted telling the national news agency.

Besides water filters, air conditioners and refridgerators also consume electricity.

For instance, a water filter works extra hard to cool water everytime its tank is refilled, he added.

Ismail advised consumers to set their air conditioner temperature between 24 and 25 degress Celsius, to save electricity.

"Set the timer on your air conditioners, to shut down the latest by 2am daily, as the weather will cool down by then and consumers can switch to using a fan," he said, further urging frequent servicing on the cooling devices.

The country is currently undergoing a hot spell, with yellow-level heatwave warning issued for at least 10 areas in Peninsular Malaysia.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has warned that temperatures, during the final phase of the North-East Monsoon period, can reach up to 37 degrees Celsius!

Source: Bernama
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