Like many people, your electricity bill takes a significant part of your household income. With the rise in electricity price, you’re always looking for ways to cut your energy costs down. Here are some tips to help reduce your energy consumption and save a ton of money on your electricity bill:
Use energy-efficient light bulbs
Lighting accounts for more or less 18% of an average household’s electricity bill. Since most homes normally use standard and or spotlight fittings, using energy-efficient light bulbs are the best cost-effective alternatives for most lighting requirements.
Replace your regular incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient ones such as Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) bulbs. CFLs use about 75% less energy and last 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. LED bulbs, which is more energy-efficient compared to CFLs, will fit most fittings and can be used to replace spotlights and dimmable lights.
Changing incandescent light bulbs into energy-efficient bulbs will significantly reduce the electricity used by your lighting systems and will be more cost-effective in the long run.
Buy and use energy-efficient appliances
With the advances in technology, there’s a lot of energy-efficient appliances that you can choose from. These appliances may be quite expensive, but they consume 20% or 30% less electricity than regular appliances.
So, when you’re thinking of replacing an old appliance such as your refrigerator, shop for an energy-efficient one as it uses less energy and slashes down your electricity bill.
Clean and maintain your air conditioner
Cooling and heating systems, such as air conditioners, are essential to keep you cool or warm indoors. However, these systems take up almost half of your electricity bill. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce costs and still stay comfortably warm or cool in your own home.
Ensure your air conditioner is cleaned regularly and by a Technician who is professionally trained in the cleaning of air conditioning systems. Regular cleaning of filters and a HydroKleen will ensure your unit operates efficiently and cost effectively. Call the professionals, HydroKleen, as they have the proper training, a purpose-built machine and the tools to thoroughly clean your air conditioner.
If your condenser unit outside is in direct sunlight, consider providing shade as the heat will cause the unit to work harder and therefore increase your electricity costs.
At HydroKleen, we have a team of specialists who are experts in removing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould, and mildew in air conditioners. These are harmful toxins that are responsible for making you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning cleaning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean to reduce the probability of sickness caused by organisms trapped in your air conditioners. Not only will you enjoy good health, you’ll also lengthen the shelf life of your air conditioners.
If you would like to book in a clean, please call 1300 608 318 or to know more about the HydroKleen System, please go to www.hydrokleen.com.au