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10 easy tips to reduce energy and save money: A simple guide for Aussie homes

Hack your house with 10 simple yet effective ways to reduce your energy consumption and cut down on those pesky household bills.

In Australia, where energy costs continue to rise, implementing these practical tips can make a substantial difference in both your wallet and the environment (it’s a win-win!). From heating and cooling to kitchen practices and lifestyle adjustments, let’s dive into the best ways to save energy while contributing to a greener future.

1. Set your heating and cooling on a timer: Save up to $100 per year by scheduling your heating or cooling system to kick in a few minutes before you return home, preventing unnecessary energy waste.

2. Limit your showers with a two-song timer: Sing your favourite tunes while conserving water and energy. Did you know this could result in a potential savings of around $70 per year.

3. Optimise your oven usage: Cook multiple dishes simultaneously to minimise preheating time and save on energy costs.

4. Heat or cool specific rooms only: Only heat or cool occupied rooms instead of wasting energy on the entire house, potentially saving up to $200 annually.

5. Turn off things at the switch: Is it annoying? Yes. Will it make a difference? Also, yes.

6. Fine-tune your thermostat: Adjust your heating or cooling settings by just one degree to save up to $100 per year without sacrificing comfort. For each degree heating or cooling is increased, energy use will increase by about 5% to 10%.

7. Switch to energy-saving LED light globes: Energy-efficient globes could save up to 80% off your lighting costs. This is because LED bulbs use less power and last longer. That’s lit!

8. Leverage off-peak electricity rates: Take advantage of lower-cost periods to run appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.

9. Maximise energy efficiency with curtains and blinds: Did you know that up to 40% of your home’s heat can escape through windows? By closing curtains and blinds, you can create a layer of insulation, keeping the warmth inside during winter and blocking excessive heat in summer.

10. Embrace cold water washing: Hot water is responsible for around 25% of the average household energy bill. Choosing cold water settings for most laundry loads could result in annual savings of approximately $80.

Bonus tips that we thought we’d throw in for those looking to up their game with help from our team.

11. Upgrade to an Electric Heat Pump: Say goodbye to hefty energy bills and hello to savings! By switching to an electric heat pump, you can reduce your energy usage by up to 80%, saving you hundreds of dollars annually.

12. Go Solar and soak up that Aussie sun: Harness the power of the sun and watch your energy bills shrink! Installing a solar system with a battery can slash your electricity costs by up to 80% or sometimes 100%, putting more money back in your pocket.

13. Swap energy providers for the best deals: Don’t let high energy prices drain your wallet! By switching to a more cost-effective energy provider, you could save up to $500 per year on your electricity bills. Carbon Savers makes it easy to find the best deals and secure lower rates, ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. And it can be done with just one phone call. Get ready to enjoy more savings and less stress!

By implementing these energy-saving practices into your daily routine, you can make a positive impact on the environment and save an average of $890 per year on energy bills (wow!). Start making small but impactful changes today for a greener and more cost-effective future. Your wallet and Mother Earth will thank you for it.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Did you know that the choices we make in our daily lives can have a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions and safeguarding the health of our planet?