5 Tips To Lower Your Power Bill In Your New Home
Receiving your power bill isn’t something anyone looks forward to, but it will be a much more pleasant experience if you are using less electricity.
Whether you're building or moving into a new home, you have a unique opportunity to alter your house to ensure that it is as energy efficient as possible.
There are numerous ways to reduce your electricity consumption… and your wallet will thank you for it in the long run.
1. Have the Right Appliances
Energy-efficient appliances can have a huge impact on how much power you use.
If you need to buy appliances for your new home, have a look at their energy rating before you do, as this will save you money in the long run.
Additionally, make sure they aren’t on when they don’t need to be and they are on the right setting so they don’t use power they don’t need to be using.
2. Install A Skylight
Using lights has a bigger effect on your electricity usage than you may think. If your house isn’t well lit, it’s likely that your electricity usage will increase by turning on your lights during the day.
Installing a skylight will bring the outside in and eliminate the need for using electricity to light up your house when the sun is shining. In turn, this will drastically decrease how much you pay for your electricity.
Check out our blog on the Pros and Cons of Skylights if you’re tossing up whether to install one in your new home.
A properly ventilated home means a reduced need to use power to cool it down... something that is particularly important in sunny Queensland.
Ventilation products remove the heat that rises to your roof space and cools down the rest of the house. In winter, it will also remove any build up of moisture and save you the hassle of dealing with mould.
Talk to the experts at Roo Roofing to find out what ventilation product is best for your home.
4. Turn to Solar
Although it can be costly to install, Solar Power will reduce your reliance on energy retailers if you produce enough of your own power. In the long run, the move to green energy can actually make you money so it is an investment you should consider.
5. Insulate Your Home
If your home is too hot or too cold, you are more likely to use your fans, heaters or air conditioners. To fix this, look at the insulation of your property.
Good insulation will keep your house cooler in summer and warmer in winter by stopping or slowing the flow of heat and cold. This will lessen the requirement to control the temperature artificially and reduce your power consumption considerably.
Get a professional to have a look at the insulation of your walls and roof to see how well they are insulated. At Roo Roofing, our team are insulation experts and while we’re at it, we can also install a skylight or ventilation system.
If you want to drop your power bill, book a free roof consultation today!