5 Simple Steps for Saving on Your Next Electricity Bill

Whether it’s upgrading your appliances or simply turning off those additional light switches and fans, reducing your energy usage doesn’t have to be a costly or time-consuming task. When it comes to improving your carbon footprint and reducing your electricity bill, the effort may be minimal, but the impact is often huge.  

As an electrical company with over 20 years’ industry experience, here are our top 5 tips for reducing your next electricity bill:

1. Fill it

Regardless of whether it’s your dishwasher, dryer or washing machine, be sure to only run full loads. Instead of wasting electricity and water on half loads, wait an extra day to ensure it’s full. You'll be surprised by how much this will save you in a quarter.

2. Switch off unused Appliances

If you’re not using an appliance, get into the habit of switching it off and unplugging it from the PowerPoint. When certain appliances, such as your TV and computer, are left in standby mode, whereby you’re not using them but they’re still switched on at the wall, they will continue to use electricity, which will add up over time.

3. Turn off your dishwasher after washing

Instead of getting your dishwasher to dry your dishes, simply switch it off, open the door and let them air dry naturally. You’d be surprised by how much you can save by trying this simple tip!

4. Don't turn a blind eye to the Energy Star rating system

Did you know that appliances can count up for up to 30% of your entire home energy use? Whether it’s kitchen goods or laundry appliances, be sure to look for anything with a high star energy rating – the energy efficiency will drastically alter your bill. Did you know that energy-efficient refrigerators have been proven to use around 20% less energy than older models? The newer and more efficient the product, the less energy is required for heating. 

5. Make sure your fridge is full

Believe it or not, having a full fridge requires less energy to stay cool than an empty one. So when in doubt, be sure to stock up on all your favourite drinks and snacks – the fuller your fridge, the less energy required. The same also applies to your freezer!

If you’re interested in improving your environmental impact while also cutting costs around your home, be sure to get in contact with Denman PAC to discuss our electrical services in Brisbane. From energy efficient air conditioning units to electrical upgrades, we will ensure you are getting the best appliances with the quality service to match. For more information, please call our friendly team today on 1300 137 043 or simply fill out our online enquiry form.