Most people don’t know this, but lighting only makes up about 6% of your electricity bill!
So where is the rest of the electricity going? Let’s take a look.
- Did you know that approx. 21% of your electricity bill goes to hot water?
- That’s almost a quarter of your overall electricity costs.
- Approx 33% goes to appliances like fridges and freezers.
- Heating and cooling count for approx. 40%
The best way to reduce your electricity bill is by reducing your overall electricity usage.
- Be careful with your devices, and unplug anything that’s not in use.
- Try setting your air con a few degrees higher – setting it between 24 and 26 degrees could lower your consumption by a whopping 10-15 percent!
- Keep your fridge at about 4 degrees and your freezer at -18 degrees for the best results. Just one degree colder could cost you 10% more!
You can also try switching to solar electricity, which is a better option than ever before, and not only is it environmentally friendly, it is a straightforward way to reduce your costs if your usage is already efficient or can’t be reduced.
Investigate your options – look at all the different electricity companies and compare them, to find out who can offer you the best rates and the best service. Look at whether they are local, what level of customer support they offer, and what their best rate is. You could save just by switching your provider! Contact us now to find out if we are the best option for you.
Make sure your home is well insulated. Insulation makes a huge difference, because it keeps your home at a stable temperature, meaning you have to do way less work to keep it warm or cool. If you can’t improve your insulation, keep your doors and windows shut so that your house is as stable as it can be. You can also try installing blinds or thick curtains over windows that are in the sun all day will help to keep your house cool in the summer. Minimising draughts in the colder months can help keep you warm!
Another thing you can do is turn to the experts, and chat with your electricity provider about your options, to make sure that you have the best setup possible for your home. They are the experts in the field, and they should be able to help you with tips and tricks to keep yourself saving power!