5 Ways to Save Energy in the Central West

5 Ways to Save Energy

With electricity rates rising every year, finding ways to save energy can make a big difference. The warmer months of the year will typically see an in increase in the use of electrical appliances to cool down our homes. Here are some tips that will help you save on your electricity bill this summer:

1. Save Energy with Solar 

Solar Energy Power uses energy released by the sun which is converted into electricity. It is considered the best tool in this field, as it is a long-term finance saver, as well as an environmental one. Long term, this tool will help you save energy and thousands of dollars as well as have a positive environmental impact. It does not produce air pollution, water pollution, or greenhouse gases.

2. Save Energy: Use cold or warm wash settings for washing Machines

Different settings on your washing machine use different amounts of energy. For example, 90% of the energy used by a machine goes towards heating. Using warm and cold settings will allow you to save energy and reduce usage overall. Comparably, being able to utilise warm weather outdoors to hang clothes outside avoids the high costs of using a dryer.

3. Save Energy with LED Lighting

When comparing different types of bulbs, traditional incandescent bulbs use excessive amounts of energy in comparison to LED lighting. Led lights have become more popular over the years, as they are much more energy efficient. These lights can result in a 60-70% improvement in the energy efficiency of a house’s lighting, as well as lasting over 20 times longer than traditional bulbs.

4. Control the Sunlight in your home

Controlling the sunlight in your home is also an important factor. The heat from the sun can warm up the house – causing it to be incredibly uncomfortable, as well as resulting in the need for extra cooling to be used. The use of blinds will minimise the amount of trapped heat in rooms, helping to keep room temperature low and minimising the use of air conditioning.

5. Clean your Air Conditioner

Over the years, you will find that a lot of grime will build up in your air conditioner’s filter. This disrupts airflow and takes 15% more energy to power the unit. Cleaning the filter a few times per year will bring down your power usage and will help save you money in the long run.


For further tips, contact Bathurst Electrical to see how we can assist you.

Whether you live in Bathurst, Lithgow, Orange, or anywhere in between, the team at Bathurst Electrical can help!

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