The rising cost of household utilities is of concern to many Australians. Fortunately, your home is part of an Energy On Embedded Network, meaning your electricity rates are already competitive to those that would normally be available from a traditional retailer. Even so, there are still many ways you can reduce your energy usage and have a positive impact on your invoice. Here are 7 useful ways to manage your energy usage.
1. Peak v Off Peak v Shoulder
2. Turn off when you leave
3. Turn it down (or up) a little
Try using a different setting on your heating or air conditioning. A little cooler in winter or a little warmer in summer can make a big difference. Keep doors and windows closed and covered when you can to keep the temperature even.
4. Stand by for Appliances
5. Shine light on your invoice
6. Clean up in the laundry
Using cold water to wash can save a lot as can washing only when you have a full load and air drying rather than tumble drying. Running appliances during Off-Peak times will also help.
7. What’s cooking in the kitchen?
Note: These are just a few tips that you can use to make a difference in your invoice. A lot has to do with the sort of home you have and how many people are in during the day and at night but try a few of these and we’re sure you’ll see a difference.