Autumn is slowly bringing the cold breeze. The outside temperature is slowly dropping and very soon our need for energy consumption will also increase.
With this in mind, you’re probably thinking of ways to conserve your energy. Well, we’ve got good news for you because according to a published report in Conversation, electricity bills will go down by as much as 20% in Queensland by 2021.
But do you know you can further increase your savings with the following energy efficiency conservation tips:
Autumn Energy Conservation Tips
Here’s how you can keep all the warm air inside your home this coming autumn and winter:
Cover your fireplace damper
Your fireplace is a large route where the hot air can escape, so covering it will stop the heat from escaping through it.
Use window film
One of the best energy efficiency conservation tips is the use of window films. Window films are known to reduce the escape of heat by 40% from the house.
Close unused rooms
Keeping the vents and door of unused rooms will help to divert heat to the spaces where you need really need it. There’s no point of warming an unused room.
Cover holes where the heat can leak
Covering holes on your doors, windows, vents, pipes, and even the sides of your air conditioner can help trap the heat inside your home, thus, keeping your home warm.
Additional Winter Energy Conservation Tips:
Here are other energy efficiency conservation tips that you can do on a daily basis.
- Close curtains during the night and leave them open during the day. This allows the sunlight to enter your house and warm it up. Then at night, keep your curtains close to trap the warm air that had accumulated during the day.
- Switch on your ceiling fans.
Yes, this may sound bizarre? But hot air stays up while cool air stays below. So when you turn on your ceiling fan on its lowest speed, this circulates the hot air above and mixes it with the cool air below; This helps you warm your room better while using less from your heater.
- Change the setting of your heater a little degree cooler than the usual, especially if you’re going out of the house.
You may also wish to wear warmer clothes inside your home to add warmth to your body. That is if it will not make you feel uncomfortable.
- Forget about long showers. Rather, practice in taking a quick shower. Not only will it decrease your use of your water heater, but it also prevents your body from dropping its temperature.
- Use your dishwasher and washing machine on full load only. This will allow you to reduce the energy consumption from frequent use on small loads, so it’s better to use them on full loads only, especially during wintertime
How To Manage Your Lights More Effectively During Autumn
Your use of light can help you efficiently conserve energy. Here are some tips to consider:
Convert to energy-efficient light bulbs
Energy-efficient light bulbs such as LED lightings consume only a little electricity, thus helps you conserve energy. Do you need help in installing new switches to your home? Contact us.
Use timer for your lightings
By using a timer for your lights, you can set your light to turn off when you leave the house and turn on only when you’re about to come home. This will also help if you are one of those who always forget to turn off the lights when leaving the house or office.
Switch to motion-detector light for your outdoor lighting
Motion-detector lights will only lit up once it detects something instead of normal lights that are switch on all the time. This reduces your energy usage.
Hopefully, you can use these tips to ensure that your home is warm while keeping your energy consumption at the average rate.
Should you need any electrical assistance, call us now. We’re glad to help you.