The cost of living is rapidly rising, and from food to fuel, insurance, and even a simple haircut, households are feeling the financial pinch. When it comes to energy prices, it’s no different and we’re all looking for ways to save.
Being mindful when it comes to energy consumption can have a significant impact on your power bills, saving you hundreds of dollars every year.
Here are our proven methods for reducing energy use in your home for greater savings and a healthier planet.
5 Ways You Can Lower Your Power Bill
Here are some brilliant tips from our qualified electricians in Brookvale on how to reduce power bills for your household in Australia.
Opt For Energy-Efficient Appliances
When shopping for new appliances, opt for those with a high energy-efficiency rating. As indicated by a star rating out of five, the more stars an appliance has, the more efficient it will be.
It is worthwhile investing in higher-starred items as these appliances are designed to use less energy and can significantly reduce your power bills over time. For assistance installing new appliances anywhere on the Northern Beaches, our Mona Vale electricians are happy to help.
Turn Off Appliances When Not in Use
What if you already have well-running appliances and are not in a position to replace them with more energy-efficient options? Don’t worry, our electricians in Collaroy have a solution for this too.
Wherever possible, we recommend turning off appliances and electronics when not in use. Of course, things like your fridge need to run 24/7, but lights, televisions, computers, and game consoles do not. Ensuring these are turned off can help reduce your power bills and conserve energy.
Install Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs. LED bulbs use up to 75% less energy than traditional bulbs while still offering comparable levels of brightness.
In most homes, the existing lighting fixtures need no alternation to accept an LED bulb, making it an easy switch. As an added benefit, it is estimated that LED globes last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs, saving you money on both power and replacement globes.
Need an electrician in Manly, Mona Vale, or anywhere in between to help you swap out your old globes for LED ones? Our team is happy to help.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks around windows, doors, and other areas of your home can cause heat loss in winter and allow cooler air to escape in summer. This causes your heating and cooling system to work harder to maintain your preferred inside temperature.
Sealing these leaks with caulking or weather stripping can help stabilize the inside temperature. This, in turn, means you won’t have to work the a/c so hard and your power bill is lowered as a result.
On hot days, you may also opt to use fans to circulate air instead of air conditioning. Fans use less energy and can be just as effective in keeping you cool.
Check Your Hot Water Usage
Did you know that heating water accounts for a significant portion of your power bills? An electric hot water tank can account for up to 30% of your power bill.
To reduce this, we recommend switching your tank to only heat water during off-peak hours, such as overnight, when energy prices are lower.
Using less hot water can also support reduced energy usage as your tank is not constantly having to refill and reheat. For this reason, we also suggest checking for leaks and ensuring any are quickly repaired.
At Curran T Electrical & Solar, we are passionate about providing our customers with clean, renewable, and sustainable energy solutions. With our support, you can reduce your power bills, save money on your energy expenses and reduce your environmental impact.
Hoping to take bigger steps towards reducing your energy bills? As trusted Brookvale electrical experts that serve the wider Northern Beaches, we also specialized in the installation and maintenance of solar systems.
Our team can create a tailored solar system installation to meet your needs for greater savings over time and a brighter future for our environment.
No matter which changes you opt to implement, all of them can have a significant impact on your household’s finances in the long run.
If you have further questions concerning your electricity usage or require help implementing these tips, contact your local electrician Curran T Electrical & Solar today at 0439 646 823.