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No one likes dealing with high energy bills, right? But how do you keep your home energy efficient and energy use down?

Did you know that you can cut down on the electricity you use instantly and quickly by changing your old lifestyle habits? Particularly those related to the use of appliances, audiovisual equipment, and lighting. Ask a Melbourne electrician based at Precision Electrical and Plumbing about the best way to do this. You’ll probably be surprised how much you can save and improve your home’s energy efficiency.

The first step is to learn the basics about your electricity usage and where the electricity is going. Then find out just what you can do to manage the power demands of your own home sensibly. Generally, you will save by using the smallest appliance for any job. Still, it would help if you kept a meticulous eye on the power-hungry devices that must be run for an extended period – particularly your air conditioner and heater.

So, save money on running costs, and find out the best way to shrink household energy consumption!

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Top Ten Tips To Cut Electricity Consumption (Energy Saving Tips)

  1. Hot water cylinders can gobble up the electricity. If you have a 200-litre unit, it could account for half the electricity used by an average family of four. Set the unit’s thermostat at a level that will allow the water to reach its maximum setting quickly: no more than 60 °C, depending on how many people use it.
  2. If your water heating unit has a time switch, set it to switch on and off at specified times that coincide with when hot water will be required. If it doesn’t have a time switch, Precision Electrical and Plumbing can install one on the distribution board for you. You can also look at installing a solar hot water system, as solar power will not contribute to your energy costs and will save electricity.
  3. Ovens and stoves use up a lot of electricity. Microwave ovens and electric frying pans can help to cut down this bill. If you are cooking on the stovetop, to save energy, always cover your pots to keep the heat inside – though you may not want to do this if you are simmering liquid to thicken it. This essentially modulates how much energy is needed, saving energy and money!
  4. When boiling the kettle, never fill it up to the top unless you make tea or coffee for many people. Only boil as much water as you need.
  5. Check hot water taps regularly. If they leak, the problem may be as simple as a washer. But don’t leave it because a leaking tap wastes water; if it’s a hot tap, it will waste electricity. Give Precision Electrical and Plumbing a call if you can’t fix the problem yourself.
  6. Even though halogen light bulbs don’t generally use much electricity, always switch lights off when not in use. LED lamps and bulbs are best because they are more energy-efficient and long-lasting.
  7. Dishwashers were designed to save water and energy usage, but if you run yours while it is half empty, you’ll waste both. Also, pack it sensibly; it will not be efficient if you shove too much into the dishwasher.
  8. The refrigerator is the other appliance you must take care of, not overload. The more food you store in it, the harder it will have to work to keep everything cold. Don’t store unopened jars in the fridge; let hot food cool thoroughly before transferring it to the refrigerator. When you pack the fridge, spread it evenly in both the freezer and refrigerator sections. Defrost the refrigerator regularly and replace seals if and when they deteriorate.
  9. Set your washing machine to an economical, cool-water cycle.
  10. In winter, keep the doors of heated rooms closed so that the heat generated does not escape. Insulation is a cost-effective way to improve your home’s energy efficiency, helping reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Say Goodbye To Big Electricity Bills

No one likes dealing with hefty household energy use, so follow our tips to save on yours!

Many people think cutting electricity consumption is difficult, but it can be quite easy if you know how. Several simple ways to reduce your electricity usage can lead to significant savings on your bill. For example, turning off lights when you leave a room can make a big difference. You can also unplug electronics that are not in use and invest in energy-efficient appliances. These small changes can add to big savings over time, so it’s worth learning more about them.

If your appliances give problems, have them serviced or replaced them. If the problem is related to your electrics or plumbing, Precision Electrical and Plumbing professionals can help you by sending a qualified Melbourne electrician. We also have a 24-hour emergency service if you have unexpected problems.

Good luck saving on your energy consumption. Until next time!

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