As Melbourne’s temperatures go down our electricity usage goes up. We have all felt the change in seasons in Narre Warren.  It creeps up on us as we consider that extra layer as we plan our day’s activity.  A sudden cold snap in June and Narre Warren is running toward the heating controls. Before we know it, we can be halfway through the winter before we consider our increased energy consumption. Many people will have experienced the dread as the next electricity bill arrives as we recall our sudden need to keep warm.

Here are five energy saving tips in Narre Warren to reduce bill-shock this spring.

Light Fittings

light fittings Narre WarrenAs needed replace your older light fittings with energy efficient bulbs.  As the days get shorter approaching the middle of the year, we use lights and lamps for longer periods of the day.  If switched to energy efficient long-life bulbs this additional illumination won’t hurt your hip pocket as much. Encourage family members to switch off lights as they leave, even if dim light awaits them outside, it will benefit the purse strings in the long run.

Timed Heating Solutions

Localised heating using gas solutions.  Not every home in Narre Warren is equipped to use gas and fewer have a fireplace.  Put your heating system on a timer and keep your thermostat at a lower temperature to avoid a spike in heating bills.

Zone

Don’t heat the whole house. It is common for doors and hallways to be open during the warmer months but try to keep areas closed off. Opt for spending time in family areas where you can keep the heat in and your family warm.

Insulation

Check your insulation. Most new homes in Narre Warren are insulated to prevent heat from escaping. But older homes may be drafty and less insulated.  In these homes, there would be a tendency to crank the heat on high to remove the chill. But savings can be made if insulation is updated and nooks and crannies are better blocked from the drafty night air.

Maintain or Update Heating Appliances

Lastly, remember to keep your heating appliances in good working order.  If running inefficiently or overloaded a heater can add up the kilowatts at a rapid rate.  Speak to your friendly residential electrical contractor at CJES on ways to reduce your electricity bill and to receive the advice you need so you enjoy this colder time of year.

Your local Narre Warren electricians: CJ Electrical Solutions is your expert, so you know you are in safe hands!