Winter is here and we thought we would try and help you save money on your power bill here at glimp!
We have been busy doing our homework to find you some handy tips to help you save money on your power bill this winter.
During the coldest months of the year, households use the most energy which means these are the most expensive months in regards to your power bills. Companies like Contact Energy do have options like ‘SmoothPay’ which helps by keeping your bill’s around the same cost each month and we will cover this topic in more detail in our next blog release.
It’s important then to make sure that you use the power you do pay for as efficiently as possible to keep those pesky power bills as low as possible.
Right let’s get right in to it and start saving you some money ☺
Windows and doors can be a magnet for letting heat escape and the cold in. Follow these tips below to keep the cold out!
Even well insulated homes can be hard to heat if draughts constantly replace hot air with cold air. Blocking up draughts is usually cheap and relatively easy to do. There are simple tricks for finding draughts - on a windy day look for curtain
movement, or use a candle to trace the source of your draughts.
Common sources of draughts and simple solutions
This can be a real problem with older style downlights installed before mid-2012. We recommend replacing these older downlights with surface-mounted or suspended light fittings, or modern IC or IC-F rated LED downlights that are better sealed and can be covered with insulation.
Check your underfloor insulation to make sure it hasn't shifted over time, and that there aren't any gaps.
If you can access your underfloor area, have a look for insulation. There are 3 things you might find:
Heating you house accounts for about 30% of your power bill so it is vital you don’t waste any of the heat you pay for.
It is paramount to minimize moisture in your house over winter. It increases the chances of mould taking its’ grip which has potential health risks and the chances are it will be relatively cheap and easy to fix or prevent.
Lighting is one of the easiest places you can save energy around your house.
Coupled with smart use and good lighting design, energy efficient lighting can brighten your world and lighten your power bills. Energy efficient light bulbs use up to 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, so you start saving money the moment you make the switch
Heating water is expensive, so using less hot water has a big impact on your energy bills.
So there it is! We hope we have help you save money on your power bills and if you would like to save even more then compare power prices at glimp.co.nz/power.
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