Summer has definitely arrived!

“Hon, I think you installed the air conditioner backwards!” (Not sure if this image is
clear enough).

So what can you do to remain comfortable and save on your Summer energy bill? Summer energy bills are typically the second highest bill people receive during the year. Try switching on a fan instead of the air-conditioning. Fans have a much lower wattage and assists to keep you cool by evaporating the heat from the surface of your skin. If you haven’t installed a ceiling fan as yet, there are a number of retailers with sales on ceiling fans at the moment.

If air-conditioning is the only option you have, try setting it between 23 and 26 deg Celsius. In those really high 30 something to 40 something degree days, this will still be very cool in comparison. Every degree lower than 23 deg Celsius will cost 10% more to use. For more advice on saving your energy use and bill costs around your home,contact Energy Ninja to arrange an appointment today!

For more advice on saving your energy use and bill costs around your home, contact Energy Ninja to arrange an appointment today!

How can you save more energy and $ while on holidays?

Leading up to, during Christmas and through the New Year festivities, our fridges
have been fairly well stocked with a combination of food and beverages. After the
silly season comes to a close, most of us tend to pack the family up and go on
holidays. So what has this got to do with energy saving and saving a few dollars on
your power bills?

Loads!
One of the items on our checklist to complete before leaving our house usually, is to
clean out the fridge of disposable items, thus leaving it predominantly empty. Great
right? Not quite.

Problem?

Cleaning the fridge out is a great time to be wiping down those fridge seals and
checking to see how well they work (if they hold a piece of paper in the door while it
is closed, then you’re good, if not, consider getting new seals). However, an empty
fridge and or freezer whilst it is still being powered, is a much harder working fridge,
and this will reduce its longevity as well as chew up electricity supplies to try and
keep the emptiness inside it cold. So how do we keep it running without food
spoiling while we are away?

Problem Solved.

Our fridges operate most effectively if the cool temperature it produces is maintained
by enough thermal mass to create a temperature equilibrium, which is also why
appropriately fitting seals are important. So therefore in non-physics terms, keeping
the fridge full with items such as bottles of water or other beverages will maintain the
correct temperature and thermal mass dynamics in order, reducing the fridge’s need
to use more electricity and keep it happier for longer increasing it’s lifespan in your
kitchen. Second fridges are recommended to be turned off completely if it is only for
the benefit of beverages when guests visit.

So there you have it! Keep your fridges full when you are away, and you will save
more on your next Summer energy bill. For more tailored information on energy
saving around your home, book a consult now at : candice@energyninja.com.au, or
call:0414887025

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