The mercury is soaring and we see you reaching for that aircon remote.Here’s your friendly reminder that every extra degree of cooling is adding a greater cost to your energy bill.
What’s the recommended reading? Set your thermostat between 22 to 24 degrees celsius and ensure your aircon filter is clean. Use your aircon sparingly and if you can, run it to cool your house when you get home, or your bedroom before you go to sleep rather than blasting it 24/7.
According to a recent article by news.com.au, approximately 13% of Australians have already asked for, or were planning to ask for an extension on their energy bill.
If you’re looking to reduce the cost of your next energy bill, here’s some fast facts from the Department of Energy to save you in other areas of your home.
- Turning off, or ridding yourself of a second fridge could save you around $172 a year
- Switching off the game console when not in use could save you up to $193 a year (this goes for all appliances you’re not using)
- Using the clothesline once a week instead of using the dryer could save around $79 a year
- Installing a water-efficient 4-star showerhead could save around $315 a year on water bills (you’ll also save on your energy bill as less water will need to be heated)
- Shop around for the best deal from energy suppliers, don’t assume you’re automatically on the best plan.