Check out the 10 things homeowners could do to cost effectively reduce their electricity bills.
SAVING ENERGY ISN’T JUST ABOUT HELPING YOU TO SAVE ELECTRICITY OR BE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT, IT IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY.
1. Use sunlight to your advantage
On a sunny day, open your curtains/blinds and let the warmth into your property. Don’t forget to close your curtains/blinds when the sun goes down to keep the heat in.
2. Choose Energy-saving Lighting
Replace 5 of your property’s most frequently used lights with energy efficient ENERGY STAR bulbs, and notice the effect on your electricity bills. Remember to turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.
3. Switch to energy star appliances
Use ENERGY STAR certified products within your property, and help reduce your electricity consumption.
4. Help your fridge and freezer
Keeping them full means they don’t have to work as hard andtherefore they use less energy. Empty space in your fridge or freezer wastes energy.
5. Use your cooker wisely
Cook your meal using the right pan on the right ring and avoid wasting energy.
6. Reduce energy for water heating
Lower your water heater’s temperature and reduce your energy consumption.
7. Shrink your electricity bills, not your clothes
90% of a washing machine’s energy consumption is used on heating the water. If you wash your clothes at 30-40°C you’ll save energy and money.
8. Hang up your laundry
Air-dry your laundry rather than tumble drying it, especially if there is warm or windy weather.
9. Maintain your heating and Cooling system
Check and replace your air filters regularly and arrange for annual maintenance with a qualified technician.
10. Switch off and save energy
Use suitable extension leads to switch off appliances that you do not use regularly, even chargers continue to use electricity when idle. Appliances left on standby mode are guaranteed to waste energy.