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Summer Saving Tips

The 2022/23 summer is soon upon us and with the rising costs of living, your electricity bill certainly won't be spared. Here are some tips to have some spare cash in hand.

Handy hints and how to stay cool without burning your cash:

Tip 1:

Replace existing halogen down lights to LED down light kits. Not only does this save up to 75% of power but you get more light output for your dollar. On average a normal halogen globe will give you 500 lumens (light measurement). The new LED down lights can give you 850 lumens. If you are concerned with your house being too bright I highly recommend a dimmer. Gives a great ambiance to a movie room or dining setting. Many LED down light kits are now tri-colour which means they have three light warmth settings to choose from namely Warm, Neutral and Cool. So if you fancy a change in scene down the line you don’t need to fork out extra cash.

Tip 2:

Try and sacrifice a degree here and there when it comes to heating and cooling. If you have your AC set to a slightly warmer temperature it can save you dollars down the line. The same goes with the heating with a lower setting. If you find yourselfwearing shorts and Tees in the middle of winter then slap on a sweater and pants instead and lower that thermostat.

Tip 3:

Try and not leave lights on for the ghosts. If you are not in a room then switch the lights off. It sounds like old advice but anything that is not being used, turn it off!

Final tip:

Try and use less water when boiling the kettle as no need to be boling a Litre of water for a quick cuppa. The longer it takes to boil the smaller your savings. Remember, anything that heats is expensive to run.

Hopefully these cool tips will keep you from getting hot headed over rising power costs!

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