Save energy, save money & keep warm this winter

It is about that time of year again when the bathers and beach gear gets packed up and the jumpers and woolly blankets come out.

As tempting as it is to put on the oven, heater and clothes drier all at once you need to be conscious of how much electricity you use so you don’t get a fright when you get your electricity account. Below are a few practical solutions when it comes to keeping your household warm this winter.

  • Set your thermostat to 20 °C, It can save you as much as $150 on your power bill
  • Use a timer for your reverse cycle air conditioner so it is not operating when it isn’t needed
  • Before you turn on the heater consider putting on a warm jacket and socks
  • Close off doors and corridors to areas that are not being used, there is no point wasting energy on heating areas that are not being used.
  • Seal Gaps around doors and windows this will prevent warm air from escaping
  • Close curtains when it starts to get cold to keep the warm air from escaping through the glass. Open the curtains during sunshine periods to help warm the rooms.
  • Consider insulation, It will keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Install solar hot water or gas hot water this can save you on your water heating bills. In Brisbane, the average household energy account uses around 38% for heating water.
  • Have a 4-minute shower instead of a 7-minute shower. This can save up to 13800 litres of water a year, not to mention the heating costs!
  • If you are going away then turn off the hot water system.
  • Switch off lights and make the change to energy saving globes.

Fallon Solutions understand the importance of being “Green” not only can it have amazing benefits for the environment but in most cases can save you money. Our teams of trained master plumbers and electricians can offer your practical advice when it comes to installing new products for your home that are energy efficient.

If you are considering changing over your lights to more energy-efficient globes, installing heat lamps in the bathroom or upgrading to gas hot water then let our team provide you with reliable solutions and great advice backed by our years of experience. Call Fallon Solutions today.