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Ways to save in winter weather

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It's coming into winter and while for the vast majority of Australia this does not mean snow, it does mean that increased amounts of heating will be needed and that you will be spending more time inside. 

To save your cents for fun in the winter season rather than for extra dollars on your power bill, here are some simple ways you can cut corners and costs.

Feeling breezy

If you have drafts coming through your home, it's going to be a lot colder in the winter and you'll probably end up spending more money on heating to make up for it.

Dodge high electricity prices by plugging up your drafts. Roll up a towel or blanket and place it at the bottom of any doors that a letting a chilly wind through, and you should be feeling warmer in no time.

Turn it down

While in winter the idea of a hot shower can be very appealing, in many cases households have their hot water turned up to unnecessarily hot levels.

Turn down the temperature of your water heater as low as you can go and you'll make some significant savings on that power bill.

Layer up

Okay, so this one's a little obvious, but it works a charm. If your house is feeling chilly, to avoid the need for switching on heaters, try and first layer up with some woolly clothing.

The bonus of this is that you will feel snug as a bug in your comfy winter clothes, and if you're lounging at home why not consider curling up with some soft blankets?

If you're feeling brave you could even don a 'onesie' for a truly toasty outfit.

Compare prices

Did you know that there are electricity comparison services that can help you find the best deal on power prices?

Consulting one of these services is a great idea as it means if you find your current power plan is not the cheapest available, you can switch over to get yourself a better price package.

This saves you the time and hassle of shopping around yourself - it's really that easy. 

Close it up

To save on heating costs for when it's really cold, close the doors of any rooms that are not in use.

This will heat the rooms you are using up faster and won't waste money and energy on heating up rooms that aren't in need. Every bit counts!

Posted by Matthew Cole