8 Ways to Reduce Energy Use At Home

The average electricity bill in Australia is now $1576 per year? That’s a significant amount of money. The good news is that you can do something about it. Simply start implanting some, or all, of the following 8 steps and watch your energy bills go down.

Maintenance

The most important thing you can do for your home energy bills is to have regular maintenance done. This gives your electrician the opportunity to verify that everything is working properly and reduce the risk of a fire. But, it also allows them to check that you don’t have electrical leakage.
Maintenance
You should verify that your electrician has access to thermal imaging services, this allows your electrician to scan your electrical install and make sure everything complies with the current regulations.

Turn It Off

If you’re not using something you should turn it off. This means shutting off the lights in rooms that you’re not using. You can also reduce energy bills by unplugging things that are not in use, specifically phone chargers as they continue to use electricity even when the phone is fully charged.

Reduce the heating

Reducing your temperature of your sub floor ventilation sydney by just 1 or 2° can make a substantial difference to your energy bills, just try it to see it for yourself.

Lower your water temperature

The same is true for your water heater, dropping the temperature of the water in the tank will make very little difference to the temperature of the water you’re washing in. But, it will reduce your energy usage which will make a substantial difference to your annual energy costs.
Lower your water temperature

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Consider a night tariff

Some electrical companies will offer you a dual tariff. This is when you have cheaper electricity for specific times of the day and night. It’s usually offered between midnight and 2 am.

If you have a tariff like this then consider running as many of your appliances as you can during this period, it will help you to reduce your energy bill while maintaining your usual high standards at home.

Wash clothes in cold water

Coldwater has actually been shown to be as effective at washing clothes as hot water. As using hot water in your machine means that it needs to be heated first, using cold water is certain to use less energy, the energy to heat the water is not required.

Insulate your home

One of the best ways of reducing energy usage and therefore saving money on your energy bills is to improve the insulation on your home. This helps the property to stay warm in the winter and cold in the summer. The good news is that it’s not that expensive to do and can save you a significant amount of money.
Insulate your home

Check Your tariff

The final way to reduce your energy bill, not specifically the energy usage of your home, is to check what your energy provider is charging and look at what other firms are charging. If you can find a cheaper or better offer you’ll be able to reduce your energy bill effortlessly.

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