6 Ideas For Saving Energy In Summer
Are you concerned about rising electricity bills? Do you want to save money on your energy bills in the summer months? Electricity prices and energy costs are rapidly increasing and rising inflation has made ever-increasing energy bills more painful than ever.
Fortunately, there are ways for you to bring down your electricity bills and save money. In this blog post, we will explore a few ideas to help you bring down your electricity bills.
1). Invest in solar panels
One of the best ways for you to bring down your electricity bills substantially is to invest in solar PV panels. Today, you don’t have to worry about the installation costs as costs have come down substantially, especially when you consider the rebates and feed-in tariffs.
Most Australian homes today go for a system with a capacity of around 7 kW though you can always go for bigger systems with the initial cost being within reach of almost every Australian home.
Macedon Ranges Solar Power is the premier installer of solar panels in the region. We have installed thousands of solar panels for home and commercial use. We are CEC accredited and have partnered with the most reputable solar panel manufacturers to deliver the best quality products to our customers.
With a good quality solar power system, you should be able to save anywhere from $1,000 to more than $1,500 each year on your electricity costs and should not take you more than 5 to 6 years to get back your initial investment. Since solar panels are rated to last at least 20 to 25 years, you will be earning money for close to 2 decades with an affordable initial investment.
2). Use the air conditioner judiciously
Air conditioning costs a lot of money and today, Australia’s scorching summers make it hard to remain comfortable inside without proper air conditioning. However, it does not mean that you should run your AC full blast 24 hours a day.
Raising the temperature by even just 1°C has the potential to save quite a bit of money. Also, you should try to make a habit of only running the AC when it’s really needed. Ideally, maintain the temperature of your air conditioner between 23° and 26°C.
If you are running your air conditioner full blast and allowing the cold air to escape outside, you are wasting money on cooling down the air that is simply escaping from your home.
Good quality insulation will not only help you save money on electricity during the summer months but also during the winter months. Also, check for any leakages around the doors and windows to ensure cool air is not able to escape.
4). Replace appliances
Modern appliances are much more energy efficient compared to older units. Take a close look at your fridge, washing machine, freezer, as well as your air conditioner. Check the energy rating label.
A higher energy rating means more efficiency. If you are planning to replace some of these appliances, always go for five-star rated models to save a lot more money in the long run.
5). Get heavy curtains
Most people are surprised to know how much heat enters their home through the windows. If you get a lot of natural sunlight, is important to block out that heat with heavy curtains during day time. Once the temperature goes down in the evening, you can open them and let the breeze flow in.
6). Double-glazed windows
If you have a lot of windows in your home that allows natural light to filter in, consider investing in double-glazed windows. This will allow the natural light to come in without heating up the inside air.
Electricity prices in Australia are increasing considerably. It is estimated that wholesale electricity prices have risen several times as compared to just a year earlier and that means Australians are now forced to pay much higher than expected electricity bills.
There are ways for you to bring down your electricity costs. Consider investing in solar power. Solar power is affordable with the available rebates and other discounts and it will help you save a substantial amount of money over the next more than two decades.
Macedon Ranges Solar Power is the premier solar panel installer in the region. We have installed thousands of solar panels in the region over the past decade.
Please give us a call today on 1300 693 113 to learn more or make an enquiry.