Category Archives: Saving tips

Inverter Appliances

We’ve invested in some inverter appliances to conserve energy and lower our monthly expenses.

They were a bit pricey, but we are after the long-term benefits. Fortunately, we got them during a mall-wide sale (for the ref) and online sale for the three other items.

These purchases are not an overnight decision. Hubby and I have been discussing it for quite some time now. 

We bought our Samsung Digital Inverter refrigerator about five years ago to replace our two-decade old ref. 

Last December, we purchased two more inverter appliances – an electric fan and a microwave oven. Both are necessary devices at home. We regularly use the microwave oven to reheat food and sanitize food delivery. 

But what exactly inverter technology does to home appliances?

Based on the 101appliance.com website, an inverter is a device that controls the frequency of the incoming electrical current that goes to the appliance, thus consuming less electricity. They also tend to make the appliance more durable as the motor or the compressor is used less.

The website added that inverter technology is more efficient, has a longer lifespan, and has a silent operation. While inverter appliances cost more upfront than non-inverters, the savings in electricity and a longer-lasting motor will pay you back in dividends as time goes by.

Hubby said the appliances helped reduce our electric bill by approximately P500 – P800 per month. It means we have additional funds to buy groceries, vitamins, and maintenance meds.

We also bought an automatic washing machine last month. Although it’s not the inverter type, it’s still energy efficient. We are only using it for a month, but we noticed a decrease in water consumption from 24 cubic meters (in December) to 18 cubic meters this month. We are expecting a lower water rate by the end of the month.

We replaced our 11-year-old manual washing machine, so doing laundry now is a breeze. We are keeping the old washer as it still functions. 

(Big thanks to N for her contribution to this project.)

Huion: A Good Alternative for Ipad Pro

My kids purchased Huion Display Tablets last year. They’ve been using the gadgets for online work and school, respectively.

They wish to own an Ipad Pro because it’s known for its good graphic display. However, they found an alternative in Huion Kamvas 20. It’s inexpensive but functions like an Ipad Pro.

She said Huion is affordable and can compete with other leading tablet brands, and easy to use

Kamvas 20 GS1901 Tablet

Huion Kamvas has all the necessary features and functions you need for school and work. They purchased the Huion display tablets on sale from Villman.   

If you are interested to know more about the specs of the product, you may check about it here: https://huionph.com/products/kamvas-20.

Recycling for livelihood projects

I saw this announcement by Papemelroti on their Facebook page last year. I think the recycling program is on hold due to general community quarantine (GCQ). However, this is still worth sharing.

The purpose of which is to reduce, reuse and recycle items found in our homes to lessen the trash accumulating on our landfills and seas.

For any inquiries, please go to this page https://shop.papemelroti.com/pages/contact-us

Store locations https://shop.papemelroti.com/pages/locations

The following items are being accepted by the company for donations. They must be clean and in good condition for them to reuse the items for their livelihood projects.

• OLD EYE GLASS LENSES
• SCRABBLE TILES
• DOMINOES
• COMPUTER KEYBOARD
• TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
• CLEAN PLASTIC BAGS
• HARDBOUND BOOKS
• PLAYING CARDS
• OLD WATCHES
• BUBBLE WRAPPING

Only the items listed will be accepted – Papelmeroti