Daily Bulletin

Daily Magazine

  • Written by Samantha Ball

As a homeowner, you will know about the rising costs of electricity due to repairs to equipment, growth in population, and the ever-increasing need for reliable electricity supply.

So how can you reduce your electricity costs effectively? We’ve put together these six tips that everyone can follow for lowering your electricity bill.

1. Take ownership of your home energy

Find out how energy is performing around your home by booking a home energy assessment. The assessor will look at how your house is built and how your appliances use energy and will give you tips to cut down on your electricity costs. You will also get a star rating for your home so you can see how it performs against others.

2. Shop around for energy deals

Comparing energy providers could save you hundreds of dollars a year.

The free Energy Switch service provided by the New South Wales government compares plans from all providers, as well as helping you to switch over.

3. Reset your thermostat

Adjusting your thermostat by just a degree or two can make a big difference. In winter, set it to 18 to 20 degrees, and in summer, to 26 degrees or above for maximum energy efficiency.

Also, consider using ceiling fans instead of an air conditioning system. And if your system allows it, only heat or cool the rooms you are using on a regular basis.

4. Get insulated

Insulating your home could save you up to 20 per cent of your heating and cooling bills by cutting down on heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

It also dramatically reduces condensation to help keep your home dry, and pays for itself in savings in just a few years.

5. Harness the sun’s energy

Installing a solar system to convert the sun's energy into electricity will reduce your need to buy energy from a supplier.

You can fit solar photovoltaic panels on your roof to convert the sun’s light into electricity or use a solar thermal energy system to capture heat for use in a hot water system.

Check out the Clean Energy Council's guide to finding an approved solar retailer.

6. Be kitchen-savvy

Your fridge should be set to around 5 degrees Celsius, while your freezer should be running at -15 to -18 degrees.

For cooking, use your microwave as much as possible as it uses less energy than a conventional oven. Keep lids on pots and pans when you’re cooking on the stove to cut down on cooking time and batch cook to reduce time spent using appliances.

Wash your clothes on a short, low-temperature cycle and make sure your machine is full before use.

Avoid using a dryer. Instead, choose a high spin setting and line-dry your clothes, weather permitting.

Save money and be kind to the planet

With these energy-saving tips, you’ll be slashing your electricity costs before you know it. What’s more, you will be reducing your carbon footprint, doing a favour to both yourself and the planet!

Writers Wanted

StickyWilds Casino Review


Guide to the classics: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier — gender, gothic haunting and gaslighting


Food, tools and medicine: 5 native plants that illuminate deep Aboriginal knowledge


The Conversation


Prime Minister Interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News

KIERAN GILBERT: Kieran Gilbert here with you and the Prime Minister joins me. Prime Minister, thanks so much for your time.  PRIME MINISTER: G'day Kieran.  GILBERT: An assumption a vaccine is ...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

Did BLM Really Change the US Police Work?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has proven that the power of the state rests in the hands of the people it governs. Following the death of 46-year-old black American George Floyd in a case of ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

Scott Morrison: the right man at the right time

Australia is not at war with another nation or ideology in August 2020 but the nation is in conflict. There are serious threats from China and there are many challenges flowing from the pandemic tha...

Greg Rogers - avatar Greg Rogers

Business News

What Few People Know About Painters

What do you look for when renting a house? Most potential tenants look for the general appearance of a house. If the house is poorly decorated, they are likely to turn you off. A painter Adelaide ...

News Co - avatar News Co

Important Instagram marketing tips

Instagram marketing is one of the most important approaches for digital advertisers. If you want to promote products online, then Instagram along with Facebook is the perfect option. After Faceboo...

News Co - avatar News Co

Top 3 Accident Law Firms of Riverside County, CA

Do you live in Riverside County and faced an accident and now looking for a trusted Law firm to present your case? If yes, then you have come to the right place. The purpose of the article is to...

News Co - avatar News Co

News Co Media Group

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion