Energy savings tipsWhen you understand how you use energy, you can make simple changes which can help to reduce your power bill.
Try these simple changes around your home
Air-cons account for up to 40% of the average household's energy costsHere are some tips to run your air-con as efficiently as possible.
- Put your fan on first to push the hot air out. The air flow created by a fan can feel like the equivalent of reducing your temperature by around 3°C - but fans use less energy and are cheaper to run.
- Then turn your air-con on a little earlier in the day and, depending on where you live, set it to around 21 to 24 degrees. Each degree lower (in summer) or higher (in winter) can increase your power bill by up to 10%.
- Don't forget! Close any rooms you aren't using so you don't cool them unnecessarily, or block off the ducting outlets in unused rooms if you have a ducted system.
- In colder months, setting the temperature between 18˚C to 20˚C is comfortable for most people.
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