Why is your electric bill so high?
It’s no secret that electricity isn’t cheap. We all feel your pain when you open your electric bill each month.
What if there were a way to slash that power bill? Don’t worry, we don’t mean sitting in the dark or taking cold showers. We actually got some effective, practical tips from an Adelaide electrician on how to slash your power bill. Check them out here!
There is a reason that environmentalists love LED lights. These bulbs are a great way to enjoy quality lighting while using less energy and fewer resources.
As far as the cost goes, replacing just 10 halogen light bulbs in your home with LED bulbs can reduce your electric bill by about $65 a year. It doesn’t sound like much, but don’t forget the savings will be more if you replace all your lightbulbs.
If you live in Adelaide contact Precise Services for help with setting up your new LED lighting system.
Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling account for the largest portion of most household energy bills. Thus, if you can use less energy for these tasks, you can see some serious savings.
There are many ways to use less energy. First, check your thermostat. Every 1 degree of extra heating or cooling increases how much electricity you use by about 5 or even 10%. If you can stand to lower or raise the thermostat by a degree or two, this is an easy way to save money.
You can also depend on more energy-efficient ways of heating and cooling your home. For example, open the windows and use ceiling fans to cool your house in the summer.
You can also open the drapes wide on the sunny side of the house and keep them closed on the shadow side during the winter. This allows you to take advantage of the sunrays, weak as they may be while insulating colder windows.
Add insulation to your attic or other areas of your home to better keep heated or cooled air inside your home. Check your weatherstripping around windows and look for cracks that should be sealed or damaged siding that should be replaced.
You can also generate your own electricity by installing a solar panel system. After the initial upfront cost, which you can offset with rebates and discounts, the energy your system produces is basically free. Install a big enough system and you can run your whole house on solar energy, essentially reducing your electric bill to nothing.
Enjoy the Electric Savings
It’s amazing how little differences can come together a make a big change. By making adjustments to your energy usage you can enjoy significant savings on your electric bill.
Now that’s something we all can get excited about!