Energy saving tips
Published: October 10, 2019 Last Updated: November 06, 2020
Conserving energy has been a catch cry for many households and businesses as the cost of living continues to rise without a reprieve in sight! Local electricians, Watmar Electrical Contractors, based on the Gold Coast, have been providing a range of energy efficiency solutions for homeowners and business owners for many years now.
To save energy usage and ultimately your energy costs, Watmar Electrical Contractors share some energy saving tips that you might find useful:
Turn off any lights that aren’t being used
Turn off at the wall any appliances like TV’s that are sitting on standby power
Place refrigerators and freezers in well ventilated spots
Keep temperature gauge at a reasonable level
Only run the dishwasher when full
Ensure the washing machine has a full load before running and use cold water
Air dry clothes where possible rather than using a clothes dryer
Iron clothes in one go, rather that turning it on for one thing at a time
Replace halogen lights and downlights with LED lights
Keep curtains and blinds drawn in colder temperatures to keep heat in
Only run air conditioning when necessary and at a maximum of 24 degrees in summer. If leaving the room turn it off.
Install ceiling fans to reduce running of air conditioning
Install water saving shower heads so less hot water is used
Use sensor lights outside to avoid outdoor lighting being left on all night
Install solar power to save on electricity costs
To discuss how to more energy efficient at your home or business, contact the team at Watmar Electrical Contractors. We are local electricians based on the Gold Coast, ready to assist you with any electrical needs.