There’s never a bad time to think about adding some energy-saving upgrades to your home. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and little cash upfront and you’ll soon be making that back in savings for years to come. To really get the most saving for your investment it’s best to hire a professional Perth residential electrician. Perth’s a sunny city with lots of great ways to save energy, let’s take a quick look at 10 energy-saving tips for your home.
- The Bulbs – One of the simplest things you can do is make sure all the light bulbs in your home are switched over to energy-efficient bulbs.
- Smart Bulbs – A step above just getting energy-efficient light bulbs is getting smart bulbs that have wifi control. These smart bulbs are not only energy efficient but with mobile control, you can make sure you never leave unnecessary lights on.
- Let The Light In – Take advantage of natural light whenever possible. Not only is it good for your electricity bill it’s been shown to have positive effects on your health.
- Switch Off At The Wall – When you’re not using countertop appliances in places like your kitchen or bathroom shut the powerpoint off at the wall. There’s no need to have a hairdryer or rice cooker powered on and ready to use if you’re not drying your hair or cooking rice.
- Skip The Dryer – You’ll save energy if you skip the dryer and instead hang your clothes on the old Hills Hoist.
- Go Solar! – Perth is a sunny city and there are a few different ways you can take advantage of that. Installing solar panels on your roof to help provide electricity is a great start.
- Take A Cold Shower – It can take a lot of energy to heat enough water for a hot shower. Try taking cold showers in the morning, it can be a great way to wake up your mind and body. If that sounds like a terrible idea to you then consider getting a solar hot water system installed, you’ll save on your energy bill and you’ll be able to have all the hot showers you want.
- Respect The Fridge Gap – It’s important to make sure that your fridge gets enough air circulation around it. This helps it maintain temperature consistency. To achieve this all you need is a small five-centimetre gap around the fridge. Easy, energy efficiency.
- Use Solar Passive Heating Strategies – Open and close blinds and windows to heat and cool the house naturally, without having to turn on electric heaters.
- Less Screen Time – Use your free time to go outside, read a book or learn to play an instrument (except the keyboard or electric guitar). There are lots of activities you can do that don’t require a screen or electricity. If you’ve got a solar system make sure to charge your devices during the day when there is lots of extra power.
Hopefully, these tips have got you thinking about saving energy and other ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home.