There are many ways you can save on your electricity bills, here are 24 simple ways. Some are daily or weekly, some are less frequent but all of them should result in lower energy costs.
The rising cost of living exacerbated by electricity bills increasing is making life very difficult for many people and you may be one of them, or know someone who is.
Here is a list of a number of actions you can take to help save on your electricity cost. Some of these are little things that you can do every day that add up over time to make some difference, some on a weekly basis, on an irregular basis, and there are those that will save you money for the lifetime in your current home now.
Smaller daily and weekly differences add up over time to help make a difference.
The actions you need to carry out on an irregular basis are important and will make a difference over a longer period of time.
The actions you undertake NOW will make a huge difference (>50%) and will last for the lifetime you live in your home.
Actions That Can Make a Difference to your Electricity Bills
|1||Daily||Turn off lights when not in use;|
|2||Daily||Use your refrigerator properly – keep the door closed;|
|3||Daily||Cook more than one dish in the oven at a time;|
|4||Daily||Turn off the heat a few minutes before you finish cooking your food;|
|5||Daily||Match the burner size with the pot size and cook with the lid on;|
|6||Daily||Wash your clothes at a lower temperature or in cold water. For some, this may be daily or less frequently;|
|7||Daily||Only run a full load of dishes and clothes at a time. For some, this may be daily or less frequently;|
|8||Daily||Run the dishwasher and the washing machine during off-peak times. The frequency will depend on your needs and what energy sources you use;|
|9||Daily||Air dry clothes when you can.|
|10||Daily||Use smart power strips/boards;|
|11||Daily||Unplug unused electronic devices;|
|12||Daily||Ensure your flick mixer is set fully in the cold position if you just want cold water;|
|13||Weekly||Keep your fridge full and well organised. Plastic bottles with water make good thermal mass to help your fridge operate at optimal capacity;|
|14||Weekly||Monitor your usage with a smart monitor (free from some State Governments);|
|15||3 Monthly||Check your refrigerator seal to make sure it is fully functioning;|
|16||Yearly||Compare energy packages with different providers to make sure you are getting the best package;|
|17||When needed||Replace old appliances with the highest energy efficiency you can;|
|18||Now||Make sure all your lights are energy efficient;|
|19||Now||Draught proof your doors and windows with ecoMaster Draught Dodgers;|
|20||Now||Fill gaps and cracks between floor boards, around windows and doors and anywhere else air is passing through;|
|21||Now||Make sure you have good quality insulation that has been well installed in your ceiling and there is adequate coverage;|
|22||Now||If your house is on stumps and you have a wooden floor make sure you have good insulation underneath your floor;|
|23||Now||ecoGlaze secondary glaze your single glazed windows. If your windows are not suitable for secondary glazing use heavy drapes with an Invisible Pelmet;|
|24||When you can||Install Solar Panels and consider battery storage.|
Put an energy efficiency plan in place now and start saving significantly on your electricity bills.
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- Make sure your energy bill is based on “actual” not “estimate”;
- Clean the filters on your reverse cycle air conditioner;
- If your fridge / freezer is not full, fill them with water bottles;
- Get an Energy Monitor installed (free from State Government);
- Instead of working teenagers / young adults paying board, make them responsible for the energy bill. It’s amazing how efficient they become – overnight!
We hope this article has helped you learn how to use simple ways to save on your utility bill. This in turn will help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.
Next, explore some easy ways to Permanently Slash Your Utility Bills.
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