Winter Energy Saving Tips
Energy saving is an important aspect of everyday life. Have you ever looked at your winter electricity bill and thought “how am I going to pay for this?” and “how did we manage to use this much energy?”. Most of us can relate to this, so if you would like to learn how to improve your energy saving skills and lessen the costs to you and the planet at the same time, read on and reap the rewards!
A Good Place to Start
Consider switching to renewable energy. This will help your hip pocket as well as care for our planet. There are a few sources to be aware of such as Wind, Hydro, Geothermal and Solar. You could choose to use one, two or all of them.
Although there is an initial financial outlay, this can often be offset by payment plans and, at times, government subsidies or loans. Check with your solar energy provider for any assistance available. While you are paying for the panels if you have a loan, your energy bills will decrease because unused solar energy is sold back to the grid to further reduce costs. The average time taken for a 5kW solar system to pay for itself in energy savings, in Brisbane is 4 years – according to Choice, (2018). After this 4-year period, your solar panels will continue to save you energy and money. The amount you save will depend on many factors including your energy habits, the time of day you consume power, and your ability to store solar energy.