Saving resources and cash has become a common theme in our day-to-day lives. Technological advancements have made it easier to communicate, collaborate and even save energy at home. Understanding your electrical consumption and getting a plan in place will ultimately lead to more cash in your pocket. Here are five ways to save energy.
Service Heating & Air Conditioning:
Keeping your home at the perfect temperature can happen without increasing your energy bill during the summer or winter months. Servicing your air conditioner and heater will yield effective cooling and heating. If you are running a machine that is inefficient, the outcome will be more consumption and higher energy bills.
Reduce Pool Pump Hours:
Limiting the amount of hours in which your let your pool pump run is another wonderful way to save electricity. Try reducing the hours on your pool pump to 6 hours a day. Performing pool maintenance on a regular basis, changing pool filters, and using pool covers will limit the amount of energy needed to keep your pool clean.
Lower Electronic Power Consumption:
Let’s face it, we all have multiple electronics plugged in at once each consuming energy. Consider installing power outlets that make it easier for you to turn your electronics of at the wall. Instead of having electronics consume energy when not in use, simply turn the power off at the outlet to save. Consider unplugging battery chargers, laptop chargers, and cell phone chargers. A majority of device chargers on the market today consume energy continuously even when not in use.
Upgrade Interior/Exterior Lighting:
Standard lighting is becoming obsolete as bulbs that are more efficient flood the market place. Changing light bulbs to newer LED or CFL (Compact Fluorescent), bulbs will save money and minimize risk. LED & CFL bulbs are very energy efficient, easy to install and last longer than the conventional light bulb. CFL bulbs use 75% less power than conventional incandescent bulbs. The Plumbing & Electrical Doctor’s technicians can provide light replacement and installation to save you time and energy!
Use Green Energy:
Technology has made it easier for consumers to utilize the new green technology on the market. A switch to green energy is a great way to cut your electric bill in half. Solar panel installation and solar hot water system units are two of the best ways to become a low energy consumption individual.
There are many other ways to lower the amount of energy you consume on a day-to-day basis within your home. Finding a balance and implementing the five tips above is a great start to keeping more cash in your account at the end of each month.
The Plumbing & Electrical Doctor’s electricians can also perform a courtesy energy inspection on your property to see if there are any other areas where you can save money. Serving areas in Canberra, Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens. Just give them a call at 13 10 91.