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Simple Energy Saving Tips for Your Home or Business

Simple Energy Saving Tips for Your Home or Business
March 6, 2017 Kozco

When you save energy, you save money.  These energy efficient tips can help you have lower bills.

1.  Make your home weatherproof

When your home is not airtight, cold air comes in during the winter and hot air comes in during the summer.  The heat from your heating system and the cool air from your air conditioner do not stay indoors.  Your heating and cooling systems are less effective, wasting energy and money.

The way to correct this problem is by making your house airtight and weatherproof.  In addition to good insulation in the walls and ceiling, seal every crack and opening from your basement to your attic.

2.  Unplug appliances and electronics at night

Whether you have a microwave, computer, or a power board for your electronics, it drains energy even when it is not in use.  A special concern is any appliance with a light that stays on when you are not actively using it.  You can conserve energy by unplugging it.

3.  Make each room energy efficient

If there are rooms in your home that you do not use on a regular basis, they do not need to drain energy.  Limit cooling, heating, and lighting to the rooms you use.  Close the doors on rooms that are unoccupied.

Kozco Energy Group supply ducted air conditioning with zone control, allowing you to only heat or cool the rooms you need. These clever ESP PLUS and ESP PLATINUM PLUS ducted systems by ActronAir reduce power consumption based on the number of rooms the system is programmed to work in. This gives you complete control over your energy consumption, saving you up to $900 in energy costs every year. These savings are based on NSW energy tariffs, so should you live in a state like South Australia with extremely high power costs these savings would be much greater again.

4.  Choose energy efficient lighting.

LED light globes use less energy than traditional light globes.  They also tend to last longer.  Replace halogen lights and old-fashioned lights with this energy efficient alternative.

Picture of LED Light

LED Lights have huge efficiency benefits.

5.  Adjust your thermostat.

Heating thermostats can be decreased, and cooling thermostats can be increased.  Wear appropriate clothing for the time of year it is, to stay comfortable.

6.  Save money and energy with your laundry.

When you wash clothes, use cold water.  Instead of using a clothes dryer, dry your clothes on a clothes rack or a clothes line.

washing machine dial

Reducing the temperature and wash size load can save a lot energy and water consumption over a year.

7.  Save time and energy when you cook.

A simple way to faster meals is to keep lids on your pots when you are cooking.  When meals are prepared faster, you will use less energy every time you cook.  

8.  Use the dishwasher and washing machine only when they are full.

When you wait until you have a full load of dishes or laundry, you will save electricity and water.

An energy audit can help you save, too.  You can contact Kozco Energy Group today to request an audit.  We are ready to help homeowners and businesses in Adelaide learn more about energy efficiency, and the changes you can make that will make a difference.