Summer is the time to enjoy all things outdoors; however, its scorching temperatures can mean higher energy bills. But don’t fret, there are ways you can enjoy this season and save on your bills at the same time.

Read on.

 

5 Energy Saving Tips To Consider This Summer

 

Switch off lights and unplug electronics

Did you know that your lights and electronics devices can still consume power even when it is not in use? This happens when they remain plugged into a wall socket. 

Some may think that the obvious solution is to turn off the lights and unplug electronics when you leave the room, but most people don’t and forget to do it. So rather than doing this, one of the better ways to save money on electricity bills is with something called “light switches,” which can actually turn off all of your light bulbs at once. You can also use timers or motion sensors for electronic devices so they’ll automatically shut down after periods of inactivity.

 

Install solar panels for alternative power source

Since summer is all about the sun’s heat, why not take advantage of it with the help of solar panels. It’ll let you enjoy running your air conditioner without worrying about blowing up your electric bill.

The process of installing these may seem daunting, but with the right help and guidance from professionals in this field, you can start saving your energy today. All you need is the space in your roof for installation.

 

Place a fan in front of an open window to keep cool air from escaping

It’s hot. Too hot to sleep, too hot to work, and too hot to stay indoors for long periods. With the heatwave expected to last for weeks or even months, here’s another tip you can do to keep your cool and still save your energy bill this summer.

All you need is a fan and some open windows! Place the fan in front of one window so that it blows outside air into the room while another window stays open inside. This will help keep more cool air from escaping through your house or apartment. Try it now and see how much energy you can save.

 

Use the stove or oven less often by cooking more meals outside

We all know that cooking outside is a great way to enjoy the summer, but it can also help you save energy consumption and cooking time. Plus, it’s much healthier for both the environment and your family.

The best part? You can cook almost anything out there! All you need is a BBQ, grill, pot, or Dutch oven with some seasoning. Time to grill those delicious meals!

 

Take shorter showers

Do you know how much water your household uses in a day? You may be surprised. Most homes use an average of 350 litres per person or about 9000 litres per day! This sounds like a lot but it’s not too bad if the water is being used efficiently.

So, if you want to save money on your energy bill, then start by taking shorter showers. You can also turn off the water while brushing your teeth or washing dishes. Saving water means saving energy.

It’s a simple thing that we can all do that can help save this precious natural resource for future generations. So, make sure to always be mindful of using your water. It’s also another way to help save our planet!

 

Conclusion

Hopefully, these tips will help you save energy and money this summer. It’s important to keep an eye on your electrical usage so that it doesn’t blow out the budget. If you have any other tips for saving electricity, we want to hear them! Share with us below!

If you have any questions or want to learn more about our electrical services, feel free to reach out. Call us at (07) 4630 9788.

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