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9 tips to be #EnergySmart this winter

04 October 2021

There is a lot of discussion about the rising price of energy at the most. 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 or business energy. Understanding how you are using energy is a great first step. 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.

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 of 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.

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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. Its good for your electricity spends and their batteries.

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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 ways 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. If your new smart meter arrived recently you can avail of our new range of Lifestyle energy plans.

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