There is a lot of discussion about the rising price of energy at the moment. The costs of generating electricity have risen significantly over the past 12 months due to a mix of local and global challenges.
If you are using a fitness tracker you are probably seeing the benefits of small changes to habits having big impacts on your health and wellness. The same applies to your home electricity or business energy. Understanding how you are using energy is a great first step and seeing how you use energy can also really help.
However, there are ways to make sure you’re #EnergySmart in your home, farm or business:
9 ways to become #EnergySmart:
- Boil only what you need
- Only wash with a full load
- Don’t take too many sneaky peaks into the oven
- Turn off devices at the socket
- Just charge what you need
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room
- Take showers rather than bath
- Use LED bulbs
- Use your Pinergy App
1. Boil only what you need
When boiling water in a kettle or in a saucepan, make sure you only boil what you need. So if you’re making a cup of coffee, just boil what you need for the cup – not the full kettle!
2. Only wash with a full load
When you put on your washing – dishes or clothes – make sure to have a full load, otherwise, you’re only wasting energy.
3. Don’t take too many sneaky peaks into the Oven
When you’re baking those scones or cooking a roast, try to limit the number of times you open the door of the oven to check your cooking. Every time you open the oven you release heat that has to be replaced by more electricity!
4. Turn off devices at the socket
Avoid the red-light monster of stand by TVs or other appliances. Even a small trickle of electricity is required by these devices to be ready for you. Just switch them off at the socket.
5. Just charge what you need
When you’re charging your phones or other devices. See how much electricity they need and just charge what you need. It is good for your electricity spending and their batteries.
6. Turn off the lights when you leave a room
When you leave a room, don’t forget to turn off the lights. It just makes sense, but we all forget to do it from time to time. Why use electricity when you don’t need to!
7. Take showers rather than bath
Showers use less energy than filling a bath and if you’re smart sing a song for three minutes and you should be done! You could also talk to us about our partnership with climote where you can avail of a low-cost way of heating your hot water.
8. Use LED bulbs
Many homes now have LED bulbs and they are a great way to reduce energy consumption particularly when there are shorter daylight hours. LED bulbs can reduce the cost of your lighting by as much as 80%.
9. Use your Pinergy App
Your Pinergy App is the best way to see what energy you used yesterday. Why wait for a bill from a traditional energy company when you can see what you used yesterday.