Cut The Cost Of Using Appliances - 29th July 2014
Cut the cost of using appliances
Appliances left on when you don't use them waste electricity - a few new habits can help trim this:
Appliances that use standby power can account for 7% of your power bill.
Major culprits are home entertainment appliances, like TVs, stereos and DVD players Plug them all into a multiplug board so they can all be turned off properly with one easy flick of the switch.
If you have a heated towel rail, only use it when needed.
By having it on for four hours a day rather than all the time, you could save $180 each year*.
You can buy timers for towel rails that come on automatically at certain times of the day.
Got a second fridge? Chances are it's an old more inefficient one and doesn't really need to be on all the time -especially if you're just using it to keep a few drinks cold.
Check your fridge door seals - if the door doesn't seal properly your fridge will be using more energy than it needs to.
*Assuming an electricity cost of 26c/kWh.
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