How to save money on electricity this summer

Many local Geelong residents hesitate to have an air conditioner installed in their homes due the financial pressures that can come from using electrical devices.

With the wide variety of energy efficient options available, you and your family can cut back your electricity usage, and in turn save money on your electricity bill.

Start With Your Light Bulbs:

A common piece of advice is to turn your lights off when you don’t need them. However, you can also save money by purchasing energy efficient light bulbs. An LED light bulb is longer lasting and uses 75% less energy than regular incandescent light bulbs. LED light bulbs are also known to create light with better quality. You can dive deeper in the energy efficient lighting by considering the idea of getting a dimmer switch in your home. These switches decrease wattage which means you will save money on your electricity bill.

Examine Your Thermostat:

The thermostat in your home is the central heating and cooling system for your home. By resetting your thermostat when you don’t need it, you can also save money on your energy bills.

It is important to ensure it is working functionally and programmed correctly. If this is not the case, you could be spending more money than necessary and using more energy than what you should be. Investing in a smart thermostat is also a great way to become more energy efficient. Updated and modern models of thermostats can cut down your energy bill by 10% compared to those that are the older models.

Compare Your Energy Providers:

It makes a big difference shopping around and taking the time to compare your energy rates with the rates of other providers. As energy providers charge different rates for different areas across Geelong, it is important that you chase up which energy provider is more cost effective for your location. o make this comparison process easier, the official Victorian energy compare website is a useful tool to help you find the best energy providers for your location and the prices they can offer you.

Fan Installation:

You can choose to invest in fan installation to save you some money this summer. For an effective model to install in your home, look for the models with multiple speed and a reverse function feature. This feature enables you to switch the direction the blades turn in. Using the reverse function and changing the direction of the blades will prove useful in winter as they push hot air upwards. In summer or the warmer months, the reverse function can then be changed back to circulate cool air back around the room. A ceiling fan can cost less to run than other methods of cooling. However, using a ceiling fan with an air conditioner can also effectively cut your costs while sustaining a cool room.

How Albert Corn & Son Can Help You:

If you need help or assistance in finding the best and most energy efficient air cooling system for your home, Albert Corn & Co can help you. Being a family owned Geelong business for over 70 years, Albert Corn & Co take pride in providing caring and reliable service to homes across the region. Get in touch with our friendly staff today.