From minor improvements like adding curtains to more ambitious projects like repainting your house, there are plenty of energy saving opportunities to increase your home's comfort for you and your family and still lower your power bill.
We’ve made it easier with three simple home energy saving ideas, that’ll get you on your way to maintaining your comfort and reduce your electricity bill.
1. Go star gazing
When it’s time to upgrade your appliances aim for the stars - energy rating stars that is!
The more stars the better, according to the Victorian Government, for every extra star on the appliance label, you can save around 25 per cent in running costs. Sometimes high star-rated models cost a little extra but choosing a cheaper appliance with fewer stars can cost you more in the long run.
Also think about where you’re going to put your appliances. A fridge that is placed near an oven will need to work harder to remain cold and will use more energy.
2. Powered by the sun
Save money on your heating and cooling and reduce your power bills by installing a smart solar battery system.
A Reposit smart solar and battery system means you can stay cool by blasting your air conditioner, turn on your power hungry appliances when you need to, guilt-free without the added cost to your power bill.
Working with your solar panels, a smart solar battery system can predict how much electricity your solar panels will create, and will know when to store this in your battery to lower your power bills.
Some electricity plans charge different prices at different times throughout the day for using energy. A smart solar battery, will store the electricity generated from your solar panels in your battery for you to use at night when electricity is most expensive.
When your solar battery is full and your solar panels are producing more energy than your household is using, any energy you use at home during this time is essentially free.
Improving your home’s comfort while saving energy is even simpler by investing in a solar battery with Reposit Power’s smart software. It will save you money while letting you enjoy your air conditioner, day or night. Sit back and relax, without the stress about your upcoming power bill.
3. Keep looking
Australian electricity prices are currently one of the highest in the world. We’re paying between $100 to $200 more for electricity than what should be considered reasonable, while a recent McKell Institute report found this could rise by up to $430 more on average by the end of 2019.
And they’re on the rise! With no relief in sight there’s never been a better time to take a closer look at your power bill and think about switching your electricity company.
Here are some points to consider:
A. Review previous bills to determine the current charge per kilowatt hour (kWh).
- Look at your fixed supply charges, whether you currently receive any incentives or discounts as well as late fees.
- It’s worth considering other additional charges too, as some suppliers will charge you for certain payment methods when the time comes to pay your bill.
- Once equipped with this information, you can begin to develop a side-by-side comparison of each company to establish which one is going to meet your household’s energy needs and get you the best value for money.