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7 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill By 15%

As the government promotes social distancing to help prevent the progression of COVID-19, many of us are encouraged to spend more time than usual in our homes.

While working and studying at home, aside from the fact that we are avoiding the virus, we are also using more energy that results in an expensive power bill every month.

As electricity rates in the headlines are spiralling out of control, the need to reduce household bills is very important when you are worried about your monthly budget. Through the idea of reducing the amount of energy usage in your home by 15%, it will help you save up and enjoy the amenities without worrying about the next bill. 

Here are the 7 ways on how to effectively reduce your electric bills by 15%.

Switching to Energy-saving LED Lighting

With lighting covering the 15% of your electricity bills, LED lights are your best solution to cut that percentage off your bills. Such bulbs are 80% more efficient and energy-saving than incandescent bulbs and can also last up to 20 times longer. LED light’s quality and lifespan make it an enticing offer for Sydneysiders to actually reduce their bills.

Dimmer Switches

These are efficient in lowering your power consumption, particularly when using LED bulbs since you can use 50 % less power if you dim an LED bulb to 50 % of its full brightness. However, incandescent bulbs when dimmed are not giving good and stable lighting because they operate most effectively at 100 percent luminance. But replacing all incandescent bulbs with LED equivalents and then adding dimmer switches, that will be your best alternative.

Beware of Energy Vampire Electronics

We all deserve to have enjoyment and relaxation after a long day of an energy-draining work or activity. With the appliances consuming much of energy like computers, TVs, game consoles, and sound systems giving us access to relaxation, it surely has a big contribution to our bills. To make sure that these appliances will help you reduce your electricity, you can use a laptop instead of a desktop computer, turn off “energy vampires” appliances or avoid standby power use. With that, you will surely cut down your bill by 15%.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

One of the most energy-efficient appliances to have in your home is a programmable or smart thermostat. Throughout the day, many people consume energy because they forgot to turn off their thermostat when they leave the house and sometimes go to bed. Through the programmable thermostat, you can pre-set your home’s temperature at various times of the day.

You can, for example, keep your home all day at a certain temperature, and set the thermostat to heat your home or decrease the temperature one hour before you get home. This plan would help you to lower your energy bill and conserve power.

Purchase Energy-Efficient Appliances

We all know that with energy-efficient appliances, we save money on our power bills. However, it doesn’t imply that we should throw out all our appliances and replace them right away. It basically means that when your appliances need to be replaced or when buying brand new appliances, it’s best to search for the most energy-efficient versions.

Adjust Hot Water Heater Down

If you’re using electricity to warm your water, you already know that the higher your water temperature, the more it will contribute to your energy bill. If you want to save a large amount of money on your power bills by lowering it by at least 5 degrees, asking an electrician to check the thermostat of your hot water system and adjust the temperature is not a bad idea.

Schedule Regular Check-Ups and Appliances Maintenance

If you do periodic maintenance for all your appliances, surely it will work more effectively and save you energy. For instance, when air conditioner filters are clogged, it will provide you with lower cold temperatures causing you to raise the temperature. But if you allow it to be cleaned, you can get enough cold air at a minimum temperature without adjusting the filter. This is the same method as a dishwasher, tumble dryer, and other devices, so it’s better to schedule maintenance to effectively reduce electricity bills.


A way to reduce your concerns about your intolerable energy bill is to conserve electricity. This is one way to help the atmosphere and your wallet adjust to everyday costs. The above tips are just some of the ways that you can raise money in the future for your other goals. Who knows if this easy action like turning off the lights and appliances works, your energy bill will really make a difference next month.

But if you’re too uncertain about where to start, or interested in the installation of equipment that saves energy and emergency repairs, Sydney North Shore Electricians’ level 2 electricians will give you a hand. 

With our highest quality of electrical services, expertise and mastery in all electrical works, you may leave all electrical matters in our hands and turn your attention to other things that would benefit you, your family and business.

Furthermore, wherever you are in Sydney, working with your local electricians means faster response time.

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