Ways to reduce your electricity bill
Hot water is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. Almost 25% of household energy use is caused by hot water. The best way to reduce your energy usage on hot water is to have an off-peak storage hot water system.
Using an off-peak hot water system heats during the off-peak time of the day, and stored, and used when you need it. However, the off-peak hot water system is only available with a few electric hot water systems and energy providers so you’ll need to inquire with your energy retailer if you can use this option.
Thermostats are usually a huge energy use factor in our homes. Every degree increase or decrease can affect your energy use by 5% and 10%. Close doors in your house to cool or heat the rooms you’re using.
If you’re using an air conditioner or a heater, choose and purchase an energy-efficient appliance so you can monitor your energy usage.
Appliances contribute around 30% of the energy usage in your home. If you have more than one fridge and freezer, turn them off when not needed and try to consider getting rid of those as they contribute more energy usage in your home.
If you also have a dryer in your home, consider saving energy and hang them on the clothesline.
Reducing the use of energy means reducing the cost of your electricity bill, which makes Mother Nature and your wallet happy. I hope this article has taught you tips on how to save energy, and reduce the cost of your monthly electricity bill.
If you’re looking for professional electricians to help you fix some household issues that may be contributing to a rise in your electricity bill, contact Saunders Electrical Group on 0423 326 572.
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