Saving money on electricity does take a little time and effort. Thankfully none of the tips I written about need a huge sacrifice on your part. Have a look around your home to see what's plugged in. Do you need it ?
Here are another 10 tips to help lower your electricity bill -
* Turn off your Google Nest or other smart home displays. You know you don't use them too often. We turn ours on when we want to play music.
* Turn off your Wii, xbox and other gaming consoles at the power point when not in use.
* Defrost food in the fridge over night instead of using the microwave.
* Close ducted heating vents in Summer and cooling vents in Winter. If they can't be closed, see if you can slip in a piece of cardboard.
* Close heating / cooling vents in rooms not being used.
* Use blankets, doonas or sleeping bags over windows to keep heat in a home at night and heat out in Summer. Before we had evap cooling I pegged all spare blankets and sleeping bags over our lounge and dining room windows during heatwaves in Summer. It really did make a big difference.
* Match your saucepan to the right sized cooking element on your stove top.
* Don't use delay start functions on your washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and other appliances like slow cookers and all in one pots. Fill up the washing machine when you get up and if need be, turn it on when you get home.
* Turn off your pool / spa lighting when not in use. There's no point in impressing your garden with a light display.
* In Winter ( especially ) eat dinner at the kitchen bench if you can and utilise the kitchen lighting you have on . This is instead of turning the dining room lights on too.
|Close vents when not in use|
|Use the sized right pot and cooking element|