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MEA shares concerns by suggesting how to stay healthy in the heat while saving electricity costs during summer

7 May 2019 204
On April 25, 2019, Mr. Jaturong Suriyasasin, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s Assistant Governor and Spokesperson revealed that due to the fact that the weather in Thailand has been extremely hot, resulting in a maximum demand of electricity in MEA’s areas: Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan and a new record hitting 9,412.56 MW on April 22, 2019 at 14:00 – 14:30 hrs., MEA has been concerned for the public to be aware of hot weather health dangers and has suggested people to drink plenty of clean water to prevent dehydration, to eat freshly made food, to wash hands before eating a meal to prevent gastrointestinal diseases, and, most importantly, to avoid going outside or performing outdoor workouts to avoid heat stroke, which can be fatal. If necessary, it is advisable to use sun protection equipment and to periodically drink clean water to prevent dehydration, particularly for children, elders, people with high blood pressure so they can avoid sunstroke. 

Furthermore, with higher temperatures compared to the previous year, electricity consumption has increased, resulting in harder work for electrical appliances, and higher electricity costs. The most effective way to use electricity for best efficiency and safety is, on top of regular maintenance for readiness and safety, to change your behavior will definitely save your electricity costs by adhering to the principles: “Turn off / Turn down / Turn off and unplug / Turn into”. Turn off the lights when not in use. Turn down your air conditioner to 26 degrees Celsius. Turn off and unplug your appliances when not in use. Turn yourself into a better person by using more effective air conditioners and cleaning your air conditioners at least twice a year for more efficiency. Never close or open the refrigerator too often. Use portable vacuum flasks. Do not overstock the refrigerator and check the refrigerator gaskets to make sure they are in good condition. Use LED bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. Use energy saving products (number 5) and take precautions while using electrical equipment to prevent short circuit. Always switch off and unplug your appliances when not in use. Check your electrical equipment regularly to ensure they are in good condition. If you find a damaged equipment, get it fixed immediately to prevent short circuit, including installation of a circuit breaker equipped with a grounding system for safety.
 
For more information of how to efficiently and safely use electricity, please make inquiries through our social media channels i.e. Facebook: Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) Line@: mea@news, Twitter: @mea_news, and our website: www.mea.or.th or contact MEA Call Center 1130 anytime around the clock - free download at http://is.gd/KlyQKF.