Let’s face it – we live in a modern, technology driven world. The result of that is the constant use of appliances – home heating and cooling, clothes drying, water heating, smart tvs, wireless appliances, ample lighting, multiple computer devices. The list goes on!
If you’re at the point of dreading the arrival of that quarterly power bill, perhaps now is the time to take steps to minimise your power usage. From turning off lights and appliances to switching your pool tariff – we have a few great little tips for how you can switch off and save!
Here are top tips:
Switch off and Save
Appliances on sleep mode are still drawing power so take the time to hit the switch to off on any appliances that are easily accessible such as computers, kettles, toasters and TVS.
Don’t forget to turn lights off in the rooms you aren’t in. Sounds simple because it is!
Keep Your Cool Consistently
Try and keep you air conditioning at a consistent temperature at 24 degrees.
Do Some Maintenance
Get your hot water heater checked to make sure it is operating at the optimum temperature.
Don’t Splash Cash On The Pool
Pools can be a large source of energy wastage. Make sure your pool cleaner is operating at the right times (preferably off peak) and switch to a more efficient tariff such as Economy Tariff 33.
Turn It Down
Turn the fridge temperature down a notch and make sure that your freezer is defrosted so it can operate more efficiently.
Love LED Lighting
We love LED lighting – not only does it look great but LEDs can save you a fortune – particularly if you have a home peppered with down lights. LED bulbs will set you back a bit more than normal bulbs but this will be quickly offset by the energy you will be saving.
Take these simple steps around you home and enjoy the benefits of a more affordable power bill.