12 tips to keep your power bill off the naughty list 2017

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Published 7 December, 2017 by Reposit Power

christmas energy saving 2017

The Holiday season is fast approaching. The Christmas music is blasting in all the shopping centres, your in-laws and cousins are due any day now and the school holidays are around the corner.

The entertainment has to be around the clock, your appliances are going to be as overworked as you are, and come next year your electricity bill will sporting a few extra dollars.

Before you panic, don’t worry we have you covered so sit back, relax and enjoy this festive season with all your guests and keep your power bill off the naughty list!

Follow our simple tips to get you through the silly season comfortably without the high electricity bill.

1. LED lights

Ditch the incandescent bulbs and switch to LED lights - they’re more energy efficient and cheaper to run.
The best thing is once installed,  you won’t have to think about them, LEDs last longer, so consider upgrading this year knowing that you may not have to buy another set of lights for a decade.

christmas energy saving 2017

2. Set timers

Set timers for all your outdoor electric lighting.  Set and forget, your electricity bill will thank you.

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3. Solar outdoor decorations

Get solar outdoor decorations, set them up and forget they’re even there. Solar decorations charge when the sun is up and turn on at night, saving you the effort of turning your decorations on, not to mention reducing your electricity bill

4. Cold wash clothes

Wash everyone's clothes in cold water. Although we can’t reduce the amount of washing that is headed your way - especially with all the rellies hanging around, we can reduce the impact it will have on your bill. Switch to cold water and put your clothes outside to dry.

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5. Non-cooking recipes

Change up your Christmas lunch/dinner menu with non-cooking recipes or consider having a potluck. Save time, effort and shave dollars from your power bill.

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6. Gaming consoles and gadgets

Don't leave gaming consoles and gadgets running when not in use. We recommend you check with the kids first though so they don’t lose their level and you keep your sanity!

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7. Standby mode

While we’re on tech, don’t forget that standby mode on your TV, DVD player, stereo and laptop still use energy even when you are not using them, so turn these appliances off at the wall - being plugged in can add up to 10 per cent of your electricity bill.

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8. Air conditioner timer

Keep cool your guests cool by setting your air conditioner on a timer and using heavy blinds to keep the sun out.

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9. Pool cover

Get a pool cover - it can reduce your running costs by up to 50 per cent annually! It’s a simple, quick and effective way to cut your costs. Keep the pool cover on when not in use and reduce water evaporation by around 97 per cent.

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10. Energy efficient appliances

Save time and electricity by using efficient appliances like pressure cookers, slow cooker and electric frypans. They use about half the energy of a full-size oven. Also the smaller the pots and pans the less energy it takes to heat them

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11. Use an esky or two

Entertaining outside? Use an esky or two instead of that second fridge for all your holiday beverages on the big day. Not to mention it keeps your guests from leaving your door open and letting all your expensive cool air from escaping.

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12. Reposit home energy management system

Treat yourself to the best Christmas pressie these holidays with a Reposit home energy management system and you’ll be on the nice list every season.

Smart solar batteries, such as Reposit, let you use energy the way you want while still lowering your power bill. So you can blast the air conditioner without the added cost.

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Working with your solar panels, a smart solar battery system can predict how much electricity your panels will create, and will know when to store this in your battery to lower your power bills.

When your solar battery is full and your solar panels are producing more energy than your household and guests are using, any energy you use at home during this time is essentially free.

Find out more about Reposit smart solar battery systems or get in touch to find out how you can have your pudding and eat it too while maintaining your comfort and lowering your power bills.

 

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