There has been a lot of focus lately on excessive costs in electricity and discussion on how to save money on your monthly or quarterly power expenses in Perth and the Western Australia regions. The cost of power can at times be one of the highest of any bills you may encounter in the family home. Power bills can be so high at some parts of the year that you can run up hundreds of unnecessary dollars. For large families thousands of dollars of extra cash in cost’s if you are not careful.
With temperatures rising in the summer and winter fast approaching, along with the costs of power going up. How will anyone be able to afford these high prices anymore? The truth of the matter is, eventually some of us won’t be able to. So, what are we supposed to do? What are some of the things that you can do to save money on your power bills? Just imagine all the extra dollars you could keep in your pocket if you were able to save up to possibly 60% of your power bill every month.
Westline Electrical Services who are experienced Perth based electricians have compiled some handy tips that you can use to help you save money on your power bill, many of which are very easy to carry out.
The first thing is to upgrade your lighting
There are different energy-saving lights in many markets that can put out brighter light, yet with little wattage at cheaper prices.
Energy-saving lights such as LED Lighting use only one-fifth of power and can last 8-10 times longer than incandescent bulbs or halogen lights. These fittings can also save you money up to hundreds of dollars in running costs
Natural lights like skylights and solar lights too can light up your room in the daytime without electricity and they are free. We also advise getting into the habit of turning the lights or electrical appliances off when they are not needed. All the electrical appliances in your household consume little amounts of power even while they are switched off, so unplug them from the wall when they are not in use. Though only a small saving can be made there, it’s going to add up. Did you know it also helps you eliminate the risks of electrical fires?
You could also start utilising green energy for your home
With green energy, you start to produce your own source of power. Green energy is clean, cheap, easy to use and renewable. Using green sources of energy for generating your power is dirt cheap if you want to go natural, but can cost you an initial outlay, if you want to get a professionally installed system. At less than $100, you could make your own natural power from green energy.
All you must do to start is to have your green energy system set up and running. This has been easily made possible now by readily available DIY green energy guides. These green energy guides provide you with your own possible source of natural power and everything you need to know about it, all in one place. With around $100, you will ensure yourself with a lifetime of savings. You will not have to rely on your local utility company for a source of power as you will be able to generate your own. Again, going green with green energy is one of the best ways to save our planet while forging a new path of financial security for yourself and family. And the good news is that it is getting much easier to do.
Make use of cold water more often over using hot water
Heaters utilise quite a bit more power than just using cold water, which doesn’t require any electricity. In many households across Perth and Australia, we do our laundry services on a regular basis, especially homes having younger children. Always make sure you use a full washing machine and try not to constantly wash small loads. Again, using a cold wash can save you a huge amount of electricity and power bills over time. This is again only a small saving however using just a handful of tips can make significant savings.
Make use of an efficient heater during the winter season
Try and use the most efficient electric heater that’s readily affordable for you and use the heater for the rooms that only need it. You can save a lot of money on your power bills by keeping the heating thermostat between 19-21 degrees Celsius. Were you aware studies have shown that every 1-degree Celsius increase on your heater increases your heating bills by approximately 10%? So, keep your thermostat consistent and at reasonable level if using air-conditioning or central heating.
You could also save money by wearing a jumper or hoodie whenever you feel cold along with some warm sox. You can then keep thermostats lower and just simply take the chill out of the air and in turn save money.
Insulate your home against rising power bills
A good home insulation can help you reduce the need for heating and air conditioning your home. Because insulation ensures your home is kept at a more even temperature, this can reduce your winter heating costs by as much as 40%. Insulation installation can save you money on your power bill. Investigate the best types of insulation to suit your needs. It may be an initial outlay but will save big dollars in the long run.
We hope these tips will help you save some money on your next power bill. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Westline Electrical Services.