Thanks (or no thanks) to the past two months of Circuit Breaker, you’ve probably noticed a rise in your utility bills as the whole family has been spending most of their time at home. This means you’re tapping on a lot more water and electricity, especially if you have multiple people plugged in to work from home.
So even though you’re saving on things like the daily commute, you’re also spending more elsewhere. To help cover utility costs, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on May 26 that the government will give $100 to all households with at least one Singaporean member, as part of the new $33 billion Fortitude Budget. Known as the Solidarity Utilities Credit, the one-off sum will be credited into your utility bills in July or August and covers all property types.
But why wait till then? Here are some practical tips to save on utilities at home now (and for the long run), without living in the dark and melting in the heat.