Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations are something we wait for the entire year. Just as December begins we start to feel the holiday vibes and prepare for the Christmas vacation and New Year feasts. We certainly consume a lot of energy during December to mid-January from preparing planning holidays to hosting the New Year parties. Despite the careful planning and budgeting to work those extra hours to save for Christmas and start the New Year with a bang, the expenses in January do come as a shock.
A lot of us received higher electricity bills this month due to several reasons including but not limited to using a lot of energy in the home for the lighting, keeping the devices always ON and rising energy prices. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to cut down on our energy use at home and at work so that we can recover and get back into the swing of being environmentally responsible. Here are three methods to start 2023 and conserve energy and save money this summer.
1. Consider the Nature
Now that the New Year celebrations are done with and considering everything has kicked off well for you, think of conserving energy and considering nature. Summers can be tough for sure, but you can surely enjoy the morning sun. Open those curtains and windows in the early morning to let the natural light inside the home or your work building, not only does nature bring positivity, it is also essential for our health. This can help cut down on indoor lightning and reduce the energy spent on lights and bulbs. Summers can be amazing to have great garden time in the evening after a long day at work, consider enjoying the more daylight you get and use the valuable energy.
2. Install a solar PV system
Investing in a solar PV system is one of the smartest investments you can make this year for your home and workplace. Think of this, your electricity prices are ever rising and during these times when the inflation rate in 2022 was the highest in 32 years i.e. 6.5%. The average income of the household decreases as the employment rate i.e. 3.5% is constant despite the rise in the graph of inflation. This means there needs to be some way to reduce certain expenses and electricity expenses are one of the major expenses of an Australian household as energy costs here are among the highest in the world. We would like to simply get into the savings part to help you analyse the numbers.
Suppose you install a 6.6kW solar system in Melbourne, it might cost you approximately $3700-$5500 and you can save up to $900-$1500 annually on your electricity bills. The investment would eventually pay off within 5-7 years, helping you generate clean and free electricity for the lifespan of solar. The Victorian government is offering eligible homeowners a solar PV rebate of up to $1400 and an interest-free loan for the same amount for installing solar PV systems and reducing the upfront cost of going solar.
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3. Turn on the Timers
Timers work wonders with or without solar. Set the timers for those LED lights or other electrical appliances in order to save money and energy. As keeping the appliances ON for the entire day can lead to more expenses and energy wastage. Use right and efficient electrical appliances that save energy and money.
Even with solar, using most of the energy the solar PV system generates can help save more money, so timers can play an important role in it. Set the timers for the dishwasher, washing machine and other electrical appliances and use your major electric appliances in the day time to consume the power generated by solar.
Kick-Start your New Year with Solar Miner
These three suggestions are just a few of the ways you can renew your commitment to practicing environmental responsibility in the New Year, both at home and at work. Solar Miner is here to help you develop sustainable energy practices. Solar Miner is your reliable solar partner and one of Victoria’s leading providers. We are committed to supporting our customer’s solar journeys, get an obligation free quote today.