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Energy-efficient Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Published June 6th 2020
Are you working from home & worried about your energy bill?
@paige_cody

As many of us are working from home this winter, we are all wondering about how we are going to manage our increased energy costs. But staying warm and comfortable in winter doesn't need to break the bank as there are many simple and unexpected solutions that that will instantly reduce your energy bills!

@haleypowers

Check out some of our top hacks that will save you energy and money at home now:

  • Set your heating to 18-20 degrees. Each degree over that uses about 10% more energy!

  • Keep the heat inside with curtains or blinds. Windows can cool warm air by up to 40% – especially during winter months.

  • Consider installing energy-efficient, double glazed windows around the house.

  • Check your fridge is set between 3-5 degrees and freezers are set at -15 degrees. If you are running a second fridge, consider turning it off.

    @squared_one

  • Use a cold-water cycle to do the washing & air dry your clothes.

  • Replace old incandescent and halogen light globes with energy-efficient globes. And make sure to turn off any light globes in rooms you are not using!

  • Got numerous electronic devices on standby? Consider switching appliances off when they're not in use.

    @jenskreuter

  • If you have hardwood or tile flooring, use rugs to warm up your feet.

  • Get solar panels.

  • Consider adding roof insulation or

  • Seek advice and testing from an accredited thermal energy rater to see how you can not only save money but also help out the environment. Click here to find an energy rater near you.

    For even more handy tips and hacks visit: www.energy.gov.au/household-guides/winter

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    Our family definitely needs to consider some of these options. Thanks for sharing.
    by Kerenza Korostovetz (score: 2|163) 24 days ago
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