Do you want to save energy this summer? Look no further, we have a few tips that will not only help reduce your utility bills but also contribute to a more sustainable environment and help you save energy during the hot summer months:
Switch to LED Lighting
Making the switch to LED is a great energy-efficient choice that can help reduce your electricity consumption and lower your energy bills. Not only are they energy efficient, but they also have a longer life span, with the average LED light lasting between 50,000 and 100,000 operating hours, making them 2 to 4 times longer lasting than traditional lighting.
Have your hot water and pool equipment on a tariff
Putting your hot water and pool equipment on a tariff helps to save energy in the summer. It encourages the use of these energy-intensive appliances during off-peak hours when the electricity is typically cheaper and less strain is placed on the grid, reducing the overall energy consumption and costs.
This helps reduce the load on the grid during peak daytime hours, when energy consumption is at its highest due to air conditioning use.
This will help save on energy costs and contribute to the overall grid efficiency and sustainability by distributing energy consumption more evenly throughout the day and reducing the need for additional power generation during peak periods.
Saving Power While Using Your Aircon
What degree is your air conditioning set to in the hotter months? Having your air conditioner set to 24 degrees in the summer can help save power by striking a balance between comfort and energy efficiency. Maintaining a comfortable temperature without overcooling reduces the workload on the AC unit, resulting in lower energy consumption.
Another big factor to consider is making sure your air conditioning unit is the correct size for the room.
Always confirm with a qualified technician the best size for your area if it is not already specified. Having an air conditioner that is too small for the room can increase energy consumption. This is because the undersized unit will struggle to cool the space adequately. Not only will you have the unit operating for longer hours, but it will also cause higher energy usage as it attempts to reach the desired temperature it may not reach.
Lastly, make sure to clean your air conditioner filters regularly. This is essential to saving energy, as dirty filters can restrict airflow, making the AC work harder, which will cause the air conditioner to consume more electricity to cool the same space effectively.
Our team can help you with all these solutions to save money off your electricity bill!