With inflation and the cost of living on the rise, Australians need to save money when possible. This is not just in your neighbourhood but a global issue we are facing, to combat this we have created 7 tips to save you money around the home that you can implement today.
We get it, production costs have skyrocketed, labour shortages, demand issues, and the list goes on, however, unfortunately, these things we cannot control! There are some things around the home you can do to lift the burden from the crazy inflation and save money right away
Reasons are abundant for why switching to LED lighting may be better for your home.
Compared to incandescent, halogen and even compact fluorescent (CFL), LED bulbs to use less energy and last up to five times longer while only using 2 – 10 watts of power.
This means that switching all lights in your home to LEDs will save you energy thus saving you money.
This can be done simply by yourself if you do your research to safely replace the bulb, If this task seems too daunting, it may be best to call in the professionals to ensure it is done safely and efficiently.
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Various hot water systems may be installed in a home. The main difference between these systems is their source of power. Common hot water systems use gas or electric power, and while this is still very effective and widely used, it is not as energy efficient as heat pumps.
For energy-efficient systems such as heat pumps, you can seek a rebate for the purchase and installation. These symptoms also save on energy costs. On average, households expect to save $110 annually on energy bills and the average business can expect to save $3,700.
If you are unsure where to start, Service Today Electricians now offers onsite evaluation, heat pump supply and installation, and removal of the previous unit and will assist in claiming the rebate (which is known to be a timely and complicated process). So if your home is ready to switch to a heat pump, speak to the Australian Experts Service Today.
Stop drinking soft drinks, juices and other beverages and stick to fresh water. Installing a water filter system in your home can save you on your bottled water costs, and promote healthy hydration.
You would be amazed how much money can be saved by converting your water system at home to a filter. Providing fresh clean drinking water makes buying disposable water bottles a thing of the past.
Water filtration systems also remove potentially harmful chemicals such as chlorine while removing odours and particulate matter.
Heating and cooling
Australian homes use from 30-40% of their energy on heating and cooling. This makes it a great source to save money. Regulating your use of a ducted air conditioning system will save you loads on your power bill.
Simple tricks such as closing the blinds to retain room temperature will allow you to limit the use of the system due to temperature retention.
While using your air conditioning system, keep temperate from 24-26 degrees during cold months and 18-21 degrees during hot months. This allows the system to operate at an energy-efficient level compared to lower or higher temperatures.
Home Removalists Saving
When it comes to moving to a new home, hiring a professional removalist can be expensive. To save money on home removalist services, consider these strategies:
Plan Ahead: Book your cheap removalists in Sydney well in advance to secure better rates and availability.
Declutter Before Moving: Reduce the number of items you need to move by decluttering your home. Donate, sell, or dispose of items you no longer need.
Ask for Quotes: Get quotes from multiple removalists and compare prices. Look for hidden fees and ask for a detailed breakdown of costs.
Pack Yourself: Packing your belongings can save you money on packing services offered by removalists.
Choose Off-Peak Times: If possible, schedule your move during off-peak times or on weekdays when rates may be lower.
Assure that your washing machine is as energy and water efficient as in your budget. Each energy rating star saves you on your power bill. Always wash with cold water as it saves energy. And avoid using your dryer when possible.
Does your shower head or tap have a constant leak?
A dripping tap may waste 2,000 litres of water in a single month! Assure that all leaks are your home are fixed to ensure saving on your water bill. This is a simple job that any qualified plumber would have no issue fixing.
Keep in mind that not all leaks are visible; it’s a safe practice to check under your sink to assure there are no leaks further down the pipe; this can be observed by water puddles building up at the base of your piping.
One certified way to save on a power bill is to disconnect appliances when not in use. These devices are still using small amounts of power consistently.
Appliances connected to power when not in use are responsible for a large contribution to our electricity bills, even when they are seemingly not using power. Unplugging these devices when not in use can save you hundreds annually, depending on your consumption.
When we leave devices plugged into an electrical outlet, we are unknowingly using small amounts of energy constantly. Eventually, this leads to an entire house of devices being powered 24/7, adding unnecessary power use to your bill.
To combat this, you can purchase powerpoint timers, these devices turn off a powerpoint by a set time. Saving you the hassle of constantly turning devices on and off while not in use. These powerpoint timers are a very effective and cost-efficient solution, basic models costing as low as $5 each from your local hardware or superstore.
Group jobs together
A great benefit of working with a multi-trade business such as Service Today is that you can fix multiple units in the home with a singular call.
Service Today specialises in plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling. This means to avoid paying multiple call-out fees and wasting time, it is more cost-efficient to keep a list of jobs that need to be performed around the house so they can all be performed in a single call-out.
This will keep your home up to date and prevent emergencies in the future.
If you require a plumber, electrician or heating and cooling technician, look no further.
Service Today is an Australian-based and operated family business. Our focus is on the customer’s experience, striving to supply an outstanding WOW service the first time, every time.
Our team of experienced, highly skilled licensed technicians can be at your house the same day for any job, no matter how big or small.
Call us or book online today. See for yourself why thousands of Australians have given Service Today their 5-star tick of approval!