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9 Ways to Save on Electricity Costs

Want to save money on your energy bills? These tips make it easy!

 

Install great insulation

Insulation in your walls, ceiling and under your floor helps to keep hot air out in summer, and keep it inside during winter. Ultimately, it means your heating and cooling systems don’t need to work as hard to maintain your desired temperature.

Go solar

Solar energy is probably the biggest way to reduce electricity costs. By powering your home or office with free solar energy during the day, you can absolutely slash your power bills. While there’s an upfront cost, most systems pay for themselves in around 3-4 years.

Weatherstripping on doors and windows

You can find weatherstripping at most hardware stores and it’s easy to install around your doors and windows. It may not save you thousands of dollars, but it helps to control your home’s temperature and therefore saves money on heating and cooling.

Cook outside

If the weather is nice and you love to cook on the barbecue, why not make it a regular thing? You can save on oven use, and there are so many great meals you can cook on a barbecue. Plus, there’s less washing up!

Energy-efficient lights

Installing energy-efficient lights in your home is a great way to save money. Even if the lights cost a little more than cheap standard light globes, they last much longer and are cheaper to run. Every little saving helps in the long run.

Cut down shower time

Hot water is one of the biggest offenders when you get your electricity bill. Reducing the time spent in the shower is a great way to minimise this expense. A long, hot shower is a great thing, but try to limit the number of times a week you do that. You can even set an alarm on your phone and the annoying sound will have you out of the shower nice and fast!

Install roof ventilation

Especially in summer, heat builds up in your roof cavity without proper roof ventilation. The trapped heat has to go somewhere, so it either condenses and causes moisture problems or somehow makes its way into your living areas. When this happens, your air conditioner works harder and costs you more money. Effective roof ventilation removes hot air the right way.

Reduce clothes dryer use

It’s super convenient to throw your washing into the dryer, but it’s also expensive. When the weather is nice, hang your washing outside and dry it the natural way. Your electricity costs will decrease significantly.

Close off unused parts of the house

Finally, to maintain a good temperature in your living areas and reduce the use of heaters and air conditioners, shut off parts of the house you don’t use. If you’re not in there, there’s no use wasting electricity to heat or cool them!

Need help with solar energy?

RCR can help with all of your solar energy needs, and we can even recommend the perfect system for your home or building. Take advantage of free, clean energy from the sun and start slashing your electricity costs today. Contact us today and find out how we can help with solar installations.

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