Energy Saving Tips

17-Mar-2014

Reducing the energy we use around our homes has become a big preoccupation nowadays, along with the use of renewable energy.

By cutting off on the energy, not only we save important sums of our hard-earned money, but we also do something for our Planet, so we should have all the motivation we need to start saving some energy. If you want to start, but aren’t sure where to begin, take a look at the list below. You may find some interesting and practical ideas:


Use power strips to plug your electronics into and turn them off whenever you are done with using those specific electronics. You’ll be glad you did, because they consume energy even when they are in stand by.

Install a programmable thermostat and use your heating and cooling systems in the right way.

Choose a halogen oven. They use with 75 percent less energy  than a normal one and cook those amazing steaks in just 30 minutes. Well, that’s a deal!

Invest in solar panels. They are a great source of renewable energy, their installation costs have dropped considerably and the best part is that every year you get a sum of money back. 

Insulate your roof. According to the Energy Saving Trust, in Melbourne the savings are as high as $375 a year, because by insulating your roof you preserve the heat.

Choose showers instead of baths from time to time and your water bill won’t scare you anymore. Additionally, the Planet will thank you.

Use compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of the traditional ones. They use only 10 percent of the energy used by a normal one. This is pretty impressive, right?

Are you feeling inspired already? Then, go ahead and put into action some of the ideas mentioned above. You will indeed remark a difference when your bills appear and, more than this, you will contribute to the increasing number of individuals who take care of the environment. 

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