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6 easy ways to save $700+ on your energy bills this year

Posted: 31 January 2022 8:11 am
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Energy prices are the lowest in a decade but if you're still not seeing any savings, here's how you can rectify your situation in 2022.

Don't let your household finances run wild, especially not your electricity bills.

We've got 6 easy ways for you to save $700+ over the year that you can put towards a well-deserved future holiday.

    1. Turn off your appliances and save $100 a year.
    2. Ditch the clothes dryer and save $79 a year.
    3. Buy a water-efficient showerhead and save $210 a year.
    4. Raise your aircon's thermostat by 2 degrees and save $50 a year.
    5. Shave an hour off your heater use and save $46 a year.
    6. Switch energy providers and save $300 a year.

Keep in mind. Power consumption will vary between households and your savings figure could be higher or lower than the ones mentioned in this article.

1. Turn off your appliances and save $100 a year

No one really bothers to turn off appliances when they're on standby. Perhaps, the possibility of saving 10% off your energy bill or around $100 per year could change your mind? It might not seem like a lot of money but it's just one easy way to get your power bills down.

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2. Ditch the clothes dryer and save $79 a year

It's easy to chuck clothes in a dryer and call it a day but just hanging them on a clothes line once a week could save you $79 a year. If you did it more frequently the savings figure could be much higher.

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3. Buy a water-efficient showerhead and save $210 a year

Showers are one of the biggest water users at home. By using a water-efficient showerhead you're reducing your overall water consumption and heating costs.

A family of 4 could easily save $210 a year with a 3-star showerhead which could cost you $20 and above.

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      • Limit your shower to 5 minutes or less to further save on your water heating costs.

4. Raise your aircon's thermostat by 2 degrees and save $50 a year

Just by raising the your air conditioner's temperature to 22 degrees from 20 degrees can cut 20% off your energy use and could save you at least $50 a year.

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      • A ducted system will be cheaper to run than multiple split system air conditioners if you want to cool your whole house.
      • If you want to cool some key living spaces in your home, having a couple of split systems will be cheaper since you likely won't be running them as often as a ducted system.

5. Shave an hour off your heater use and save $46 a year

Keeping the heater on for 3 hours instead of 4 each day during winter could lower your energy use by 25% and save you up to $46 a year.

Top tip:

      • Buying an energy efficient reverse cycle air conditioner means you won't have to spend on multiple appliances to heat and cool your room.

6. Switch energy providers and save $300 a year

According to the latest research, you can save between $180 and $300 over the year if you switch from a standing to market offer.

Top tip:

      • Always compare deals and negotiate with your current energy provider by giving them a call.

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