Have you ever looked at the monthly electricity bill of your house and thought that you will have to do at least another job to keep up with the payments? If the answer is yes, keep on reading and you will find out how you can minimize the bill without compromising your comfort or affecting your daily routines.
There are some items that you do not need all the time
First of all you need to understand that all your electrical equipment does not need to be working all the time. So, if you are not using something, switch it off. Make it a habit and you will see a huge difference in the bill.
The A/C is not human
You can make an air conditioner intelligent artificially but it will not understand everything the way we do and, therefore, needs your assistance. Do not install the A/C in a place where you get direct sunlight or is otherwise hot due to the placement of some equipment. If you do this, the sensor will keep on sensing that the area has not reached the temperature you have set and, thus will be working continuously.You can also assist the air conditioner by window tinting in Melbourne so that the glare and the heat in the area will be considerably less and the amount of energy needed to cool the place is lower. The same effect can be achieved by having blinds or curtains drawn but, then the room will be too dark and you will be compelled to use artificial lights throughout the day.
Insulation is the key
If you do not let heat or cold out, the energy spent on achieving the ideal temperature will be less. So think about insulating your roof, if you have one and keeping the doors, etc. closed.
Opening the fridge frequently consumes a lot of energy
Even when you were a kid, your parents would have shouted at you to close the fridge and keep it closed unless you need to use it. That is because every time you open the fridge, the temperature inside changes and it has to consume energy to bring the temperature back to the desired level once you close it.
Glass tinting in Melbournewill be quite useful for reducing the energy consumption of the fridge as well. If the outside temperature is lower, the amount of energy needed to cool the items inside the fridge is also lower.
Consider target lighting
Unless you are having a party or something you do not need to light up the whole house right? So, think about table lamps, etc. that will provide you will target lighting for the task you are doing. As the light beam is focused, you will need less energy to get more light. However, if you used overhead lights, you will need a lot more energy to get the same effect.
If you do not want to keep the rest of the house dark while you are doing something, opt for energy saving lights and for lower Watt bulbs.
As you can see, cutting down on the electricity bill does not have to be too hard and you do not have to live like a creature from the primitive era without using any of the devices you spent so much to buy.