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Home Energy Saving Tips

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Increasing Power Prices

With power prices expected to rise significantly, now is the best time to start thinking about how you can reduce the amount of electricity you use in your home. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but you’ll also end up saving money on your utility bills which is a concern everyone faces.

Sparc Electrical are all for saving energy and have put together this list of top 5 tips to help you decrease the amount of power used in your home. Read on to find out how you can ensure sustainability of our common power resources and save money at the same time.

If you’d like to save money on your power bills and help look after the environment, please contact Sparc Electrical for a home energy audit on 0404 213 806 or email info@sparc-electrical.com.au today!

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

1. Turn Off All Appliances At The Wall

You might not realise that even when not in use, some appliance still use a significant amount of energy and leaving them on contributes to your home electricity consumption. If any of your appliances or devices are powered but not in use, you are wasting money by paying for electricity you’re not actively using or getting benefit from. Therefore, it’s a good idea to switch off all items you’re not currently using at the wall. Even better, you might like to unplug them completely.

2. Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances

Technology, by its very nature, loses efficiency as it gets older. Appliances that you’ve had for a long time will most likely be less energy-efficient than newer devices. Sometimes, older items can use double the amount of power to do the same thing. As technology becomes obsolescent, it’s important you consider upgrading your appliance with new models that consume less energy.

3. Invest in Solar Power

Alternative energy sources such as solar are a great option for reducing dependency on coal. By making use of the free energy from the sun, solar power is a much greener option with significant financial benefits. Although there may be some short-term upfront costs, these are outweighed by long-term savings as power generated pays off the system over time. Installing a battery with your solar system also helps ensure you’ll have backup power in the event of power outages. Additionally, consider investing in an EV charger and future-proof your home.

4. Change Your Habits

Nowadays, we depend on our electrical appliances for so many tasks – from washing the dishes to washing our clothes and so much more. However, somethings can still be done by hand to save power. For example, by washing the dishes by hand sometimes instead of always using the dishwasher, you can save power. Even washing smaller clothing items by hand can contribute to decreasing your carbon footprint. Another big area where electricity savings can be made is sun-drying your clothes instead of depending on using your clothes dryer every time.

5. Install Energy-efficient Lighting

Lighting is essential in all homes but with modern advances in technology, we can make significant savings here as well. For instance, LED lights are a lot more energy efficient and last a lot longer than traditional incandescent lighting. Other options to reduce lighting power consumption include installing dimmers and putting some lights on a timer.

Contact Sparc Electrical Today

It’s everyone’s responsibility to be considerate of the amount of power they use to ensure sustainability of our resources. Sparc Electrical are north Brisbane’s best Master Electricians and we can come to your place to offer helpful advice to help reduce your electricity consumption. From helping you install a solar system or energy-efficient lighting to connecting new appliances, our team are ready to help. Please give us a call on 0404 213 806 or email info@sparc-electrical.com.au today!

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