5 Ways To Lower Your Energy Bills
Most homeowners are constantly searching for ways to lower their energy use, for how it impacts their wallets as well as its effect on the environment. So what can we do to save energy? To save energy, there are a number of different ways that people can save energy around their houses. However, you will want to select the most effective ways to make the most significant difference without having to make major changes in your lifestyle. The following are five ways for saving energy that Brisbane homeowners can use lower their energy bills.
1. Be Careful With Your Cooling And Heating
To cool your home quickly, you shouldn’t just crank the air conditioner up. It is more efficient actually to leave your air conditioner going so that it just cools one to two degrees lower instead of needing to wait until it is terribly hot and then having to cool the whole house as soon as possible. The same thing works for heating your home. To save even great amounts of money, homeowners can take full advantage of the sun as well as the insulation in their homes to improve the temperature inside the house. At mid-day, all window shades should be kept closed and any drafts should be covered, so that during the summer the extra heat is kept out of the house.
2. Use Electronics Very Carefully
Rather than letting your television run all day long, be sure to turn it off when nobody is watching it. Although it is true that an energy-efficient television uses less energy compared to a standard television, when you turn it off whenever you aren’t using it and use it less overall, it can make a significant impact on your energy bills. Another thing you can do is unplug your devices that aren’t used frequently, like a video game system or mobile phone chargers. That way they won’t be pulling energy when they aren’t being used. Energy saving applies also help to reduce your bill. Consider a product’s energy rating whenever you are buying an appliance for your house.
3. Don’t Overuse Or Overheat Hot Water In Your House
Another significant part of a house’s energy bill goes into heating the water used for various household purposes. You can lower the thermostat so that the heater doesn’t need to heat the water to a higher than necessary temperature without affecting the ability to clean with hot water. A homeowner also needs to be careful about the water heater getting emptied out since the hot water remaining inside can help with heating the new water that comes in. Once the hot water all gets used up, it takes more energy and a lot longer for the water coming in to get heated to the right temperature.
4. Kitchen Appliances
Whenever homeowners are wanting to reduce their energy, they have a tendency to forget about their kitchen appliances. Make sure all of the appliances run as efficient as they possibly can. The seals that are on the refrigerator should be check, any dust that collects on the back should be removed, and the freezer should be defrosted so that less energy is used. Another thing that is important to do is to not overfill the freezer or refrigerator so that they can work efficiently.
5. Select The Proper Lighting For Your House
Whenever a homeowner would like to save money on lighting expenses, it isn’t necessary to sit in total darkness at night or replace all of their fixtures. During the day, windows can be opened so that as little lighting is used as possible. Natural lighting can be used instead. BE sure to turn off any lights in rooms that aren’t being used. Motion sensor lights can be used outdoors so that they don’t get left on all night. It is also worth considering energy saving lights, in addition to energy saving light bulbs. Energy saving downlights can be considered for mood light. LED lights are a great way to save energy in your home.
Select an Rapid Air Conditioning
All of the tips above include a couple of small things that can be done by a homeowner in order to help conserve energy. When you pay attention to those points it can help you save as much as you possibly can. Typically you will see the results on your next energy bill. During the summer, for the average house in Brisbane, the largest consumer of energy inside the house is the air conditioning system. Give us a call today to see how we can optimise your current air conditioning set up, or install a more energy efficient solution for you.