Top Energy Saving Tips Checklist
There’s many way to reduce your electricity bill. Check out our save money tips.
- Always switch appliances off at the wall. Saving power by switching off TVs, DVD players, computers, stereos etc. will ensure standby mode power is not used.
- Turn off lights when not in use.
- Unplug battery and phone chargers when not in use.
- Consider purchasing appliances with the best energy rating and updating appliances when necessary. Is the old beer fridge in the garage an energy vampire?
- Seal all windows, doors and air vents during the cooler months and consider installation of reverse cycle ceiling fans for all year round comfort with economical running costs.
- Change to energy saving globes.
- Avoid opening your oven door during cooking.
- Keep lids on pots cooking on the cooktop.
- Thaw food before cooking to save cooking time.
- Size pots correctly to the hotplate to ensure the hotplate is completely covered.
- Ensure a 5cm gap for air ventilation is supplied for your fridge. Position fridge in a cool location away from direct sun with adequate air circulation.
- Keep your fridge door closed whenever possible and ensure seals are in good working order. To check, place a sheet of paper in between your seals and if the paper does not hold your seals may need attention.
- Use dimmers and timers with lighting.
- Consider installing outside sensor lighting. Not only are they fantastic for security and visibility, they can also help save power.
- Close doors of unused rooms to reduce cooling/heating area.
- Installation of quality curtains and window coverings will assist in keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
- Insulate walls and roof where possible.
- Clean filters in your appliances regularly. Cleaning the lint filter in your dryer, the filters in your air conditioner and rangehood may not only save power, it may also prolong the life of your appliance and reduce the risk of hazzard.
- Always use the clothesline when possible. Sunshine and fresh air are free!
- Always spin dry clothing before placing in the dryer.
- Wash clothing and dishes on lower temperatures of around 30-40c and use a full load for each wash.
- Consider connecting your dishwasher to cold water for optimum energy efficiency.
- Keep showers shorter by switching to an energy saving showerhead or using a shower timer. Did you know household hot water accounts for 25% of average home energy consumption (source: Origin Energy). Switch off your hot water service when you are on holiday to save energy waste.
Still need some advice on how you can save energy in your home? We are happy to help. Your friendly Electrician from Newcastle Electrician Services can provide energy efficienct advice and solutions to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Call us on 0409 077 927 and book your obligation free quote today.
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