Smart Energy Saving Tips for Lighting!
By upgrading 10 lights from incandescent to energy efficient LED globes can save you $190 per year*
Lighting usage in the home all adds up! By changing your habits and using energy efficient lighting and design, you could start saving energy!
- Heating or cooling the whole house can be expensive. Ensure to switch off the heating and cooling whenever possible i.e at night or when you’re leaving the house.
- Setting your air-conditioner a few degrees higher or lower may not make a large difference to the temperature, but it can to your electricity bill.
- Dress for the temperature. If you wear the right clothes at home (such as wool or simply wearing layers) you can lower the amount energy you use on heating and cooling
- Install insulation in your roof, walls and under floor if you have the option. This will help maintain a more constant temperature in your home, reducing the need for heating or cooling.
- Ensure that heating and cooling appliances are clean and not having to worker harder than required to hit the optimal temperature.
- Block unused fireplaces, to help maintain the internal temperature.
- Ensure window shading is chosen based on the size and orientation of your window to maintain consistent temperatures within the home.
- If you are upgrading your windows, double glazing can help reduce heat transmission in glazing for windows and doors.
- Remember to check the Energy Rating label when buying heating and cooling appliances. The higher the star rating the more you could save on energy usage. Refer to our Energy Efficient Appliances area.
- Zone your heating and cooling for areas within the house
- Use the Auto setting on you air conditioner instead of the On
- Auto allows the fan to automatically turn off when the thermostat reaches the desired temperature, saving you electricity.
- Passive design principles