5 Ways to Lower Your Energy Billsby Tint Fx Home, Glasses, Window, Tinting
Winter is almost upon us and the cost of our energy bills is rising. If you want to get your bill under control before it’s too late, take a look at our five easy ways to reduce your energy consumption from lowering your thermostat to installing window film insulation.
Get to Know Your Thermostat
Did you know that reducing the temperature of your room can save you tens of dollars? By simply turning it down by 1oC you’ll not only save money, but you’ll reduce your carbon emissions too. If you feel a little chilly, before you consider turning up the heating, think about putting on an extra layer of clothing or snuggling under a cosy throw.
Replace Light Bulbs
We’re probably all aware by now that replacing old-style light bulbs can have a dramatic effect on your energy consumption. While energy saving light bulbs may cost more than incandescent bulbs, they last much longer and use almost 90% less energy. If you do still have old lightbulbs, consider replacing them.
Stop Heat Escaping
Preventing heat from escaping through gaps can reduce the amount of energy you use. Professional draughtproofing is your most effective option but even simple measures such as adding strips around window frames, using draught excluders on doors and filling gaps in floorboards can help. Thermal or interlined curtain can also help to keep heat in your room.
Improve Your Insulation
Which leads us on to insulation. Increasing the insulation level in your home will reap dividends. You may want to consider adding extra wall or loft insulation or installing double or triple glazing if necessary. However, smaller projects such as applying window insulation to your Sydney windows can help to not only keep your home warmer in winter but cooler in summer too with minimal outlay.
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances
If you need to replace a home appliance, always choose the most energy efficient model available. Look out for energy ratings on the machine itself or in the manufacturer’s description. If you already own an energy efficient appliance, get to know your machine and how to use it to its best effect. For example, don’t run your washing machine and dishwasher unless they’re full and choose the energy efficient program. If possible, dry your washing outdoors rather than in a tumble dryer, and don’t leave your gadgets and appliances on standby.
Small Changes: Big Savings
Some of our tips may seem trivial but over time small changes can add up to big savings on your monthly energy bill.
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