Everyone wants to save money on household energy bills. Also, these days we are much more aware of the environment, and we want to do everything we can to help prevent climate change. This means thinking carefully about the ways we use energy at home and doing our best to reduce our energy consumption.
Here are six simple changes you can make to reduce your energy usage at home and save money on your bills.
1. Switch off anything you’re not using
This may sound obvious, but it’s amazing how much energy your devices use when they’re on standby. If you’re not using your television or games console, switch them off.
2. Install residential solar panels
The cost of electricity has risen dramatically in recent years. If you want to save money on your energy bills, residential solar systems are the way to go. Install residential solar panels in place of an electric water heating system, and you’ll soon see a welcome reduction in your energy costs. Arise Solar will be happy to advise you on this.
3. Turn off the lights
It’s important to get into the habit of turning the light off every time you leave a room. If nobody’s in there, you don’t need to leave the light on. Plus, there’s no need to leave a light on while you sleep. You’ll be amazed at how much money you can save by simply turning off the lights when they aren’t needed.
4. Change to LED lightbulbs
If you’re still using halogen lightbulbs in your home, you’re wasting a lot of energy and money. Halogen bulbs are inefficient as they produce heat as well as light, so they use more energy, and you have to change them more often. By switching to LED bulbs, the average Australian household will save $650 over 10 years.
5. Choose low-energy appliances
Don’t just buy appliances based on how they look. It is important to look at the energy ratings and choose the models which use the least energy. This will not only save you money, it will also help save the planet.
6. Avoid air conditioning and heating as much as possible
You can save a lot of money by ensuring your home is properly insulated and ventilated. During summer, keep the curtains or blinds drawn and install a ceiling fan to lessen the use of air conditioning. In winter, turn the heating on early rather than waiting until your home gets too cold. This way, it will have less work to do.
There are plenty of ways to reduce your energy consumption at home. By following these simple tips, you can potentially save yourself a lot of money — and the planet will thank you for it!
If you would like more information and advice about residential solar systems, please call Arise Solar on 1300 274 737 or visit our website https://arisesolar.com.au for more details. We’re always happy to help!