Summer is coming in HOT! We are one month into spring and Queensland has already reached over 30 degrees.
While some of us are soaking up the sun, there are many worrying about how high their air conditioning bill will be this summer.
Lucky for you, Silver Asset Services has collated our top 5 energy saving tips for the summer:
- Air conditioning
Air conditioning seems to be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to high electricity bills. One tip that is often overlooked is to clean the filter. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool and the cost savings will be reflected.
Our second favorite air conditioning tip is to add a couple of degrees onto your usual setting. Every degree counts! We recommend having your temperature set at around 25 degrees in the warmer months.
And finally, opening your doors and windows to get the initial heat out before turning on the air conditioning will work wonders.
- LED lights
Make the switch to LED lighting, the bulbs are cool to the touch and use a fraction of the power used by fluorescent bulbs. A good way to replace all the bulbs in your home is to buy a few per month until you have replaced them all. Just a reminder to turn off the lights once you leave a room, this is a tip that everyone knows but often forgets!
- Washing machine
Summer means more washing. But with these energy saving tips you can keep your energy bill down. You’d be surprised how much you can save by waiting until the washing machine is full before turning it on. Using cold water for your washing is also another game changer.
Another tip is to put your beach towels outside to dry. Putting them in a dryer will use a lot of energy as they take extra long to dry.
- Kitchen Fridge
One of the best things about summer is the fresh food stacked up in the fridge. You can reduce how hard your fridge works by ensuring there is plenty of space around your fridge, checking the fridge seal keeps the door closed properly and making sure the fridge isn’t overfilled.
- Switch of appliances at the wall
For those lucky enough to be taking long beach trips or travelling over the summer this tip is for you! Make sure you turn all your appliances off at the wall, some will keep using energy if you don’t.
If you are energy efficient but are still receiving high electricity bills it is time to contact SAS. We can offer you a free review of your current electricity bill to find if there is a better deal out there for you.