Here’s How You Can Get 50% Off Electricity Bills During MCO

On March 27, Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a tiered rebate for electricity bills of between 15% and 50% for domestic users in Peninsular Malaysia. Almost 90% of residential consumers in Peninsular Malaysia will automatically receive the rebate effect from 1 April 2020 until 30 September 2020. 

It said under the tiered rebate, three million domestic consumers with monthly consumption below 200 kilowatt hour (kWh) would receive 50% rebate; 1.5 million consumers with monthly consumption between 201kWh and 300kWh would receive 25% rebate; and 2.2 million consumers with monthly consumption between 301kWh and 600kWh would be receiving 15% rebate.

(Source: TNB)

For any transaction, users are advised to use the online transaction facilities, including the myTNB portal and app.

In the event of a power outage, users are asked to contact TNB CareLine (15454) and TNB CareLine Facebook.

To get the best out of the discounts, consumers are advised to use electricity wisely. Users can comfortably balance the need to use electrical appliances without wasting electricity with these simple tips: 

> Make sure that all doors, windows and vents are sealed securely when using air conditioning so that cold air does not escape the room. Use a fan to help cool the room so that the air conditioning temperature can be adjusted (for example, between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius) to save energy.

> Users should clean air conditioner filters to maximise the cooling process. Dirty filters prevent airflow and reduce the efficiency of air conditioning.

> Avoid washing clothes with hot water unless necessary and use a full load washing machine instead of half-load.

> Reduce the use of clothes dryers. Take advantage of the hot weather for drying clothes naturally.

> Unplug appliances when not in use, for example, leaving a fan on in an empty room.

> Reduce the time taken for bathing if using water heater for hot shower or hot bath.

(Source: The Star)

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