How To Save Money On Your Electricity Bills
With utility bills going through the roof in recent years, saving on your electricity is not only the smart thing to do, but it’s relatively easy too. Here are 5 simple ways to make sure that you’re pleasantly surprised when you next open up your electricity bill.
Compromise on your air conditioning
Although the winter months in Brisbane can be pleasantly warm there are certain days during the summer when it’s far preferable to stay firmly indoors with a long cool drink. As a result the thought of switching off your A/C in favour of a fan may be making you sweat. Why not compromise and turn down the A/C a few degrees and switch on a fan They’re far cheaper to run and not only that, the breeze will cool off your home and will also circulate that lovely cold air better.
Switch to energy saving bulbs
If you really want to save on your electricity bills then switch to energy saving bulbs. For instance an 18w energy saver will give off as much light as a standard 60w bulb but only use 18w. Power saving bulbs are more costly initially, but they’ll save you a ton of money in the long-term.
Replace your old appliances
Did you know that many old appliances often use far more electricity than their modern counterparts? Most new appliances are made to strict energy standards, which are far cheaper to run. Again, just like the energy saving bulbs, they’ll cost a bit to replace, but you’ll get your money back and make impressive savings before you know it.
Turn down the water heater
How many of us step into the shower and have to turn on the cold tap because it’s too damn hot? If this is the case and you have an electric boiler, then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve got it set too high. By turning down the heater a few degrees until it’s reasonably hot instead of scalding, you’ll not only have a nicer shower, but you’ll save yourself a few dollars in the process.
Use a power strip
You may think that your TV, DVD, X Box, and a whole host of other appliances aren’t using electricity when they’re turned off, but there’s a pretty good chance that they’re probably in stand-by mode. This being the case if they’re plugged into one power strip then at the end of the day, it’s far easier to remember to turn off one switch on the power strip than go round checking every appliance.
If you want any more advice on bringing down your electricity bills then contact Static Electrics on 0429 139 039 and let us talk to you about off-peak tariffs and switchboard upgrades.