Winter is coming! Get ready with our 6 cosy energy saving tips

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Published April 30th, 2018 by Reposit Power

Winter is coming! Get ready with our 6 cosy energy saving tips

Fire up your heaters, winter is coming.

Winter is coming and we all know what that means - shorter days and falling temperatures. It also means we’ll be firing up our heaters while dreading that high electricity bill in the coming months.

But the good news is Reposit is here to help with some simple energy saving tips that will keep you warm and cosy.

Did you know the average Australian household uses about 40 per cent of its energy on heating?

So even small changes to the way you warm your home can lead to some great savings. By applying even just a few of these energy savings tips for your home, you’ll be well on your way to reducing your electricity bill this winter.

Get winter ready with these cosy energy saving tips!

1. Curtains or blinds 

More than one-third of winter heat can leak out windows. Use curtains or blinds to keep the warm in and the cold out - heavy curtains and blockout blinds are great to stop that cool breeze from getting in.

Hot tip: Harness the sun - the natural warmer. Open curtains and blinds on sunny days to let in the heat  and close all the curtains and windows at sunset to trap the warmth in your home.

2. Become a draft dodger 

Air leakage can account for 15 to 25 per cent of winter heat loss at home and is the main culprit in summer by allowing the cool air generated by your air conditioner to escape.

Avoid up to 24 per cent of heat loss by sealing cracks, installing draught sealing tape around doors and windows, and using door stoppers.

3. Only heat the areas you need 

Reducing the areas you need to heat by closing the doors to rooms you aren’t using, such as laundries and bathrooms, means you’ll use less energy to heat the rest of the house.

4. Lower the thermostat

Transporting ourselves back to summer at the touch of a button might be tempting, but during winter it’s best to set the temperature between 18 and 20 degrees, so set your heating systems thermostat in this range. Every degree you reduce your heating can save up to 10 per cent on your energy use.

Hot tip: If your heating system doesn’t have a thermostat, a room thermometer can help you keep your home cosy and in the perfect temperature zone.

5. Insulate your roof, walls and floors

Save on your electricity bills by installing insulation in your roof, walls and roof. According to Sustainability Victoria, a fully insulated home could save you up to 45 per cent a year on energy usage, as well as ensuring you’re perfectly comfortable this winter with minimum heating.

Your comfort or cheap power bill? Why not have both with a solar battery!

6. Maximise your comfort this winter with a Reposit smart solar and battery system

Finally use energy the way you want while still lowering your power bill.  Blast the heater guilt-free without the added cost to your electricity bill. 

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.

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.

Investing in a solar battery with Reposit Power’s smart software will save you money while letting you enjoy your heater, day or night.  You can sit back and relax, without the stress about your upcoming power bill.

Find out more about Reposit’s smart monitoring software, or get in touch with Reposit today.  We can help you find the right system for your home to help lower your power bill without compromising on your comfort so you can stay warm and cosy all Winter long.

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