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Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips for Daily Living in your home

Here’s a few simple things you can do that will benefit your bank balance and, in most cases, make your home warmer and healthier too!

  • Take that old, energy guzzling beer fridge to your local authority for recycling and save up to $150 per year.
  • Turn your heated towel rail off in warmer weather and save up to $80 per year - or even better, install a timer!
  • Wash your clothes in cold water and you could save up to $270 per year.
  • Replace four of the most frequently used standard light bulbs in your home with energy efficient  light bulbs and save at least $65 a year.
  • Try and run your dishwasher or washing machine only with a full load.
  • Use thermostats and timers on your heaters so they switch on when you need them and switch off once they reach the right temperature.
  • Use as much FREE sunlight as you can – keep windows clean and free of shady branches AND dry your washing on the line.
  • Check the thermostat on your hot water cylinder is set to the recommended 60°C temperature.
  • Heat pumps are usually the most efficient electrical heaters available however they cost more than portable heaters. If using portable electric heaters use the right kind - e.g. fan heaters for quick heat, radiant heaters for big rooms and column heaters for background heat.
  • When replacing appliances consider the models with more ENERGY STARS. They're the cheapest to run.
  • Check you’re on the best electricity rate for your circumstances — most power companies offer a cheaper daily fixed charge /higher usage unit price for those living alone and using less than the household average of 10,000 kWh per year.

For further hints or advice book a free home assessment.

Energy Saving Tips