A big number of families use huge amounts of electricity in their daily routines. This should not be a surprise, as almost every activity in our lives require electricity or is far easier with the use of electrical appliances. The easier our life gets – the more electricity is consumed. Essentially, our electricity bills go higher but at least we know for what. What if we told you that there is even a better approach?
In this blog post, we are going to share a couple of power-saving tips that will also save you money. Try them out and see the difference on your bill!
1. Off Peak Electrical Pricing
If the price of electricity usage is lower at night than during the day you can easily turn on the dishwasher, washing machine or dryer during the night. Having a built-in timer in these appliances will definitely make this task easier.
2. Turn off any Unused Appliances
We should not even mention this point but there are still people who leave many electric devices ON even when they are not used. This is probably the easiest and most logical tip to lower your electrical bill.
Turn off the lights and heater when you are not in a room. Unplug any computers, TVs and other multimedia when you are going on a vacation as they consume energy when on standby mode.
3. Energy Ratings
Those energy-rating stars that you see on new household appliances are there for a reason. There is not just a marketing trick to increase the price of a certain gadget. All new refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines must have a clearly described energy efficiency rating.
The more stars are has labelled, the less energy it consumes and the lower it's gas emissions are. Therefore, it is worth to pay more for a six-star household appliance because you will save a lot of money in the long run.
4. Use the Power of the Sun
On a sunny winter day open all curtains and let the sun enter your rooms - close them before it gets dark. That way you will benefit from the sun rays and you can let your heater rest a bit.
The same applies to your air conditioner during the winter. Close the curtains during the hot part of the day and open all windows during the night. That way you will let the fresh breeze come in and help your cooling appliances.
Additionally, you do not need to use the dryer during the summer days – just put your clothes on the line and let the sun dry them.
5. Using Solar Power
Electric water heaters consume a huge amount of electricity. This is why if you live on a relatively sunny terrain it is a good idea to invest in a solar panel and connect it to your boiler. You will need a certain budget but in the end, it will all pay off.
6. Embrace Infrared Heating
Heating is one of the heaviest electricity consumers in your home. On the other hand, using gas or burning wood emits bad emissions that harm our lungs. This is why many of us prefer electric heating. The bad thing about electric heating is that uses a lot of electricity to keep a room warm.
This is why if all the tips above are not enough you need to consider switching to FAR infrared heating – this is the answer!
Infrared heaters consume far less electricity than traditional electric heaters. FIR has a 100% natural energy conversion, meaning that all the electricity you use is transformed into heat. They have the benefit to power up and start producing heat immediately.
This means that you can turn them ON right after you enter a room. Never again turn your heater hours before you to enter a specific room, just to feel your feet warm while using the computer or watching TV. Using FAR infrared heaters in zones with a thermostat would reduce your heating bill by 65% which is a huge difference.
In addition, FAR infrared heaters are the most eco-friendly form of heating there is. They do not produce any CO2 or other bad emissions and are even gentle to people with bad lung conditions.
FIR does not heat the air in a room but rather the matter in it – meaning that no bad particles are transferred during air movement. It does not add any humidity to the air but dries it out, meaning that it will help any mould problems.