Energy saving tips around the home

The federal government recently allocated nearly $40 million to educate people on how to reduce their energy consumption and save cash on the annual power bill as a result.

Here are some ways on how to not only avoid those rising electricity prices, but also do your bit for the environment as well.

If you have a pool at home, think about installing solar power as a method of heating it. It's an efficient way of ensuring the water is a pleasant temperature and also a good way of avoiding a huge slug on your quarterly invoice.

Think about investing in a high quality dishwasher, one that stores the water from the final rinse cycle and uses it in the pre wash for the following load of dishes. This will not only save water, it will reduce power use and help you save money. While it may be an expense to buy and install one, it should end up paying for itself over time.

Should your family be the kind who enjoys staying up late - think about installing energy efficient light bulbs as a way of saving power and your hip pocket.

If you are unhappy with your energy supplier, talk to a comparison and switching service to see if there is an alternative for you.

Posted by Charlie Moore