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Are you sick of paying energy retailers hundreds of dollars? Well, you need to cut your energy use and consume less energy!

Today’s small step can help reduce your energy bill and save our planet!

Energy Saving Tips

After all, high energy consumption has wreaked havoc on the environment. On an individual level, it often drives a hole in your pocket. Heating and cooling devices, outdoor lights, and pool pumps are some of the major contributors to household electricity consumption. Even then, it has almost become impossible to do without them.

If you are cautious, you might avoid paying hefty energy bills every month. But it does not have to be that way. Today, we will discuss some tips to save energy at home (and money)!

Let’s look at how you can save energy at home and improve energy efficiency!

Home Energy Saving Tips

Changing Led Light Bulb

1. Bring Changes To Your Everyday Behaviour

Before you make significant changes in the household to save energy, focus on how changing daily habits can significantly help. Indeed, investing in energy-efficient products can dramatically bring down your power costs.

But before you do all that, start simply by turning off an appliance (a ceiling fan, for instance) when not in use. You can also reduce your electricity consumption by doing certain things manually instead of using an appliance.

For instance, washing clothes in cold water or putting them on the clothesline for hang-drying instead of using a dryer to dry clothes. And open windows to let natural light in during the daylight hours instead of switching on the lights unnecessarily.

We know you love warm air in the winter, but even small changes like turning down the heating a little during or reducing the use of an air conditioner during summer can reduce your energy bills. After all, thermostats, hot water systems and air conditioner models can significantly increase your energy bill. Installing fans is a great way to reduce cooling costs and the energy needed to keep the heat down.

As a new homeowner, you might not know which appliances usually drive up energy costs. In such cases, you can check the back of the appliance or the instruction manual for its wattage and energy consumption range. By adjusting its usage, you can achieve optimal energy efficiency. For example, removing a second fridge can make a big difference.

If you are cautious and make a few lifestyle changes focused on reducing energy usage, you will surely be able to reduce energy costs.

2. Make Use Of Smart Power Strips

Turning Safety Switch

You would be surprised to know that one of the major sources of consumption in every household is the “ phantom load.”

When turned off or placed in standby mode, appliances consume electricity. This accounts for almost 10% of the power consumption in every household. So, standby power consumption determines how much energy you spend monthly on energy use.

Consider installing smart power strips to avoid this problem and reduce your energy bill. This will limit energy and electricity consumption by reducing the phantom load. So when you turn off a device, it is turned off entirely without using any energy.

One of the best things about using smart power strips is that they can turn off automatically at a pre-assigned time. You will waste no energy, and you can save money.

3. Use The Right Light Bulbs

You might have seen traditional incandescent lights when visiting grandparents. They may help you achieve a vintage aesthetic but are not energy-efficient.

Energy Efficient Led Bulb

Our recommendation is to replace incandescent lights with energy-efficient options like LEDs. These variants use 25-80% less energy than the former and are designed to last much longer.

You can even consider choosing bulbs that use solar panels for solar power as their energy source. These light fixtures can further help you reduce your energy bills, saving energy.

4. Choose Appliances That Are Energy Efficient

Life today is almost impossible without installing a few electrical appliances (if not many) at home. Much energy consumption is directly related to appliances like hot and cold water systems, air conditioning, heating and cooling systems, etc.

You must pay close attention to two things to ensure that electricity costs do not burn a hole in your pockets. First, take a look at the price of an appliance. Second, remember to take its operating costs into account. If the energy ratings are high, rest assured that you will be able to save a lot on the annual operating costs even when the purchasing price of the products is high.

When purchasing energy-saving appliances, always look out for the star labels. The higher the number of stars, the more energy-efficient they will be.

Energy Rating Logo

5. Cut Down On Your Water Heating Costs

Water heaters are a significant source of household electricity consumption; only some have a solar hot water system installed. So, how do you save electricity and reduce your carbon footprint?

To reduce the electricity bills, you can switch on the water heater less frequently, keep turning the hot water thermostat down occasionally, or insulate the pipes. You can also take shorter showers to avoid wasting enTo reduce running costs, ou can consider replacing the older hot water system model with a n costs. When purchasing a new water heater, check if it is energy-efficient and meets your requirements.

For instance, small families should consider switching to tankless water heaters. This will ensure that the machine heats only the water needed and that no electricity is wasted.

Switching Instant Hot Water Unit

However, these devices are not ideal for large families as they cannot manage the simultaneous need for high water loads. In this case, you can opt for a larger tank where the water will heat up in one go. Then, you can switch off the heater and use the water from the tank. In this way, you can limit your water usage.

Another point to note is that the newer models you find on the market help save energy more than their older counterparts. Always make sure that you check their power wattage before you make the purchase.

Slash Your Energy Bills: Expert Tips and Fixes from Bright Force Electrical

Energy efficiency is easy (if you know how). Our suggestions will be in vain if you have poorly insulated or open windows that let cold air in. These make the heaters work extra hard to ensure the temperature is comfortable within the home but increase your power bills.

Also, consider investing in more energy-saving appliances. And get them serviced occasionally to prevent any significant damages. It would be best to consider things like your fridge temperature and pool pump. And make sure to shop around to choose the best energy retailer.

If you have tried everything and the problem persists, contact our Bright Force Electrical professionals. We have the best team to identify what is causing your electricity bill to soar. Our Sydney electricians will check your power points and conduct regular maintenance to ensure your appliances work efficiently. We hope you enjoyed our blog on ways to save energy!

Until next time!

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