A recent survey by a city-based NGO has found that 60 per cent of the total electricity used in a household in Chennai, is towards only cooling. City residents need to be more careful about energy saving, use of appliances.
When appliances are in their standby mode - phantom power is one of the main electricity drains in a household.
Appliances purchased such as fans, tube lights geysers were the highest in Chennai compared to Bangalore, and the awareness to choose the energy efficient option was not high in the city.
When the members checked in on the households surveyed after two months, there was a 6.9% drop in electricity consumption.
Citizen Consumer and Civic Action Group's office located at: Alwarpet