Power Saving Tips from Pulse
8 April 2016
Winter is on the way and that means extra hours of darkness and cooler temperatures. Winter can be an expensive time of the year for many, which is why it is important to become energy conscious in order to keep your power bills down.
Saving energy doesn’t have to be hard, and by following some of our simple Pulse power saving tips, you could save hundreds off your energy bill.
- Open your curtains
during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat up your room.
- Shut the doors
to areas you are not using when your heater is on, to keep the heat in.
- Close your curtains
at dusk in order to keep the day’s heat in.
- Don't dry your clothes
on an indoor rack as the moisture from the clothes will end up in your home.
- Use a cold wash to wash your clothes
A hot water wash uses 90% more electricity than a cold one.
- Use your heated towel rail when only you need it.
By having it on 4 hours a day rather than all the time, you can save $130 a year. Low cost timers are available at most hardware stores.
- Turn off appliances
like your TV and stereo at the wall when they are not in use. Appliances left on standby could cost you more than $100 each year.
- Limit the use of your dryer
and try to dry your clothes using sunlight instead.
- Change your light bulbs
To LED or Flourescent and you could save $100 or more each year.
- Turn off your second fridge
if you have nothing in it, make sure you switch it off.