With electricity rates rising every year, any small saving 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. Solar Energy
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 thousands of dollars as well as have a positive environmental impact. It does not produce air pollution, water pollution or greenhouse gases.
2. 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 reduce energy usage overall. Comparably, being able to utilise to warm weather outdoors to hang clothes outside avoids the high costs of using a dryer.
3. 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 60-70% improvement in the energy efficiency of a house’s lighting solutions as well as last 3-25 times longer than traditional bulbs.
4. Control the Sunlight in your home
Controlling the sunlight in your home is also an important factor. Heat from the sun can warm the house up by making it quite uncomfortable. The use of blinds will minimise the amount of trapped heat in rooms. Overall, being able to keep room temperature low will help minimise the use of an air conditioner.
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, feel free to contact Bathurst Electrical to see how we can help.