Improve Your Home or Office with Energy Efficient Electrical Services by Peak Electrical Canberra
Updated: Jan 16
What do you mean when you say ‘energy-efficient’?
In this article we will learn about how to improve your homes energy efficiency by hiring a local Canberra, Queanbeyan or Tuggeranong electrician for electrical work and services.
We see the term energy efficient used a lot these days. Specially on appliances like refrigerators, washing machines etc. Energy efficiency is simply consuming less energy to do the same task, thereby eliminating energy wastage. Being energy efficient helps you lower your energy costs, and you can contribute your share to make the planet a better to live. This does not mean you have to compromise on an appliance or what it does for you. Newer appliances are made to be more efficient than older models. So a new fridge will keep your food just as cool as an old fridge, it’ll just consume less electricity, thus, will charge you less for it. Being energy efficient will help you reduce your electricity and gas bills, and also make you feel better about doing your part to conserve exhaustible resources.
Do I really need to do this?
If you have ever wondered “Why is my energy bill so high?” this is a good habit to get into. So you can make sure you are not only paying as little as possible for your electricity but also being charged fairly for the amount of energy you consume.
How to reduce my energy bill?
There are many simple ways you can begin to conserve energy in your household or workplace. Many of them do not require an additional expense from you and none of them will turn out to be a bad investment for your life.
Consult your electrician:
Talking to your electrician about your energy requirement will help you
understand your appliances and your energy billings better. Contact Peak-Electrical now for your
energy related queries. We have over 10 years of industry experience with residential and commercial
electrical services. Ranging from switching your electrical fittings to re-wiring your house, we offer
cheap, affordable services all over Canberra and Queanbeyan, NSW.
Check your meter:
Your electricity meter shows the electricity you have consumed during the month. Learning to read the meter is quick and easy, it will help you keep a tab on your energy consumption so you have more of a hold on how you are being billed. It also saves you from getting ripped off from your electricity supplier.
Turn off your appliances when not in use:
There are some appliances in your house that need to keep running all through the day like your refrigerator or alarm systems, but other appliances like television sets and washing machines should be turned off when not in use. Turning off your appliances from the socket after you have used them is a good way to save up on energy and energy costs. At Peak-Electrical, we can help you install better power points for an overall neat look and ease-of-use when it comes to using multiple appliances.
Ask for energy-efficient lights:
Different lights and light-bulbs can consume different amounts of energy even when they are turned on for the same amount of time. At Peak-Electrical, we can help you with downlighting, pendant lights, sensor lights and even re-doing your lightings entirely much more at affordable prices so you can make the best choice by selecting the type of lights your property needs. The more energy-efficient the light, the better.
Cut down the cost of heating/cooling your home:
Heating and/or cooling an entire property consumes a lot of energy if you use air-cons and heaters to do the job. It is more energy-efficient to get your house insulated. This will ensure that your house remains at an optimum temperature the year round, i.e. warm in winter and cool in the summer. Reducing your energy costs drastically.
Regular inspection and maintenance checks:
If your fittings, are no longer meeting Australian standards, it is necessary and safe to get them changed. Getting regular checks done by professionals for your electrical fittings, and wirings ensures that you take as many energy-efficient steps possible and remain safe in your residential or commercial property. Peak- Electrical offers affordable prices for all electric services including renovation, upgrade, replacing and installing electrical fittings.
Replace old appliances:
Replacing old appliances is a good way to ensure all your appliances are up to speed with the latest environmental codes and the equipped with the most energy-efficient systems possible. However, instead of throwing away usable appliances that are old, it is good sense to replace the appliances and fittings after you have utilized them completely. This reduces waste and is more environment-friendly than buying new electrical appliances right-away when there is no urgent need to do so. Letting a professional take a look at old appliances can also help with elongating your appliance life. At Peak-Electrical, we can replace or renovate your Power Points, install ceilings, hot-plates, and even switchboards.