High electricity bills? Why you should do an energy audit
How can you tell if you’re managing your household energy in a way that’s both productive and proactive? It’s not as simple as it seems, especially if you have solar panels. You need to have a comprehensive plan in place and the right tools. But you can manage your energy consumption effectively enough to reduce your power bill, with a home energy audit.It's a vital initial step to determine and measure your household’s energy consumption to evaluate if there are concerns and make the right adjustments to see notable differences in your electricity bills.
The less energy you use the more money you save on your energy costs. Thinking about how and when you use your energy can drastically slash your electricity bill to put you in the driver’s seat.
What is an energy audit? And how can it help you?
Put simply, an energy audit is a useful way of knowing how much energy your household is consuming and if there are inconsistencies in your electricity bills.
How can it help? It allows you to calculate your energy usage so you can control your energy consumption and reduce your power bills. It also measures your power hungry appliances - allowing you to make important decisions if upgrades are necessary.
A good way to do this is with a Home Energy Audit Toolkit. There are free audit kits in most capital cities that you can borrow from your local library.
What is a Home Energy Audit Toolkit?
A home energy toolkit has tools and helpful information so you can measure your energy consumption. Find out how energy is being used in your home to better control your usage and make savings on your power bill. It's a practical and proactive approach to just how much energy your household is using to reduce your electricity bills.
You can use the guide/manual to explore your energy usage in more detail. You can measure your appliances’ energy use, running costs and even their greenhouse emissions. From there you can tailor your own home energy plan to meet your needs.
Most home energy toolkits contain:
- Appliance meter
- Infrared thermometer
- Spirit thermometer
Monitor your energy usage with Reposit First
Take charge with a smart energy management system, like Reposit First. You can monitor your household’s energy usage in real-time, and even get predictions for your household energy usage. Letting you plan the best times to use energy to reduce your electricity bills.
Knowing how much energy your household consumes and when, can result in some serious savings on your electricity bill.
If you are one of the more than 1.64 million Australian households with solar panels on your roof, you can reduce your energy consumption by using your most energy draining appliances such as the dishwasher or washing machine when your panels are producing more energy than your household is consuming.
If you don’t have panels, you can monitor your electricity consumption and reduce your electricity bill by using your energy draining appliances at times when electricity prices are lowest. Some electricity plans charge different prices at different times throughout the day for using energy. By timing your appliances to come on when energy is cheapest you have greater control of your electricity bill.
With smart energy monitoring like Reposit First , you can monitor your household's energy usage in real-time, and even get predictions for your household energy usage. Letting you manage and plan the best times to use energy and still reduce your electricity bills.
Keep track of how much your electricity consumption is costing you and manage how you use your appliances to gain better control by monitoring your electricity consumption.