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How Do I Stay Warm This Winter?

How To Reduce Electricity Bills This Winter?

Winter in Brisbane can bring cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours, which means many homeowners and businesses rely more heavily on electricity to stay warm and productive. Unfortunately, this also means that energy bills can quickly skyrocket during the cooler months. However, there are many simple steps you can take at home and in your commercial premises to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your electricity bill when it starts to get colder. Sparc Electrical have put together a handy list of tips so you can rest easy knowing you’ll keep warm in the most energy-efficient way possible this winter.

And if you’re looking for a friendly local sparky you can trust, please get in touch with us today. We offer residential and commercial electrical services throughout the Brisbane northside and Sunshine Coast regions. We also have 24 hour emergency electricians available 7 days a week for those times you need help urgently. To book a service, please contact us on 0404 213 806 or email now!


Install Energy-Efficient Heating Systems

One of the most effective ways to save power in winter is by using energy-efficient heating systems. Reverse cycle air conditioning can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter using the same unit. Even better, today’s modern units are quite energy efficient and can actually keep you warmer cheaper than some electric and gas heaters. They’re also a safer alternative to older style heaters which have a bad reputation for being the cause of many housefires. Simply contact us today for professional advice and to find out just how affordable a reverse cycle air con can be for your home or business.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks in your home or office can cause drafts and make the space a lot colder. You’ll then need to use more energy to heat it to a comfortable temperature which will in turn increase your energy bills. By sealing up air leaks around windows, doors, and other areas, you can keep the warm air inside and the cold air outside. Simple draft stoppers can be surprisingly effective and can really make a difference in your heating bills.

Make Use of Natural Sunlight

During the winter months, the days are shorter, and the sunlight is weaker. However, natural sunlight can still provide warmth and light to your home or office. Make sure you open up curtains and blinds during the day to let in natural sunlight. Not only will this reduce your reliance on artificial lighting and heating, it will also help improve your mood and make you more productive!

#4: Malfunctioning Switches and Outlets

Problems with malfunctioning switches and power points are annoying and also a safety risk. Signs to look out for include outlets not working or being hot to touch. If any of these symptoms are present, it’s important to have them looked at by the team of professional north side electricians at Sparc Electrical asap.

Use Energy-Efficient Lighting

LED light bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, and they can last up to 25 times longer. This means you will save money on your energy bills in addition to replacing bulbs over time. Make sure to turn off lights when they are not in use, and consider using motion sensors or timers to automatically turn off lights in rooms that are not frequently used. Another great idea is installing dimmers on your light switches to further reduce power consumption.

Insulate Your Home or Workspace

Insulation is the  best way to keep the warm air inside your home or office during the winter months. By insulating your building, you can reduce heat loss. This makes it easier to warm your environment and can result in large savings on your utility bills.

Service Your Air Con

Regular maintenance of your AC can ensure it is working at its peak efficiently. This includes changing the air filter and having a professional inspect and tune up the system at least annually. I fact, without a yearly service by a qualified and licensed electrician, your air conditioner’s manufacturer’s warrantee may become null and void. If you need another reason to book an air conditioning servicing and maintenance service, remember that a well-maintained system can save you up to 15% on your power costs.

Use Energy-Efficient Appliances

Energy-efficient appliances can save you money on your bills year-round, not just in the winter. Look for appliances with the highest possible Energy Star rating, which indicates they meet Australian energy efficiency standards. Appliances that are more efficient use less energy, which reduces your bills over the long run.

Reduce Hot Water Usage

We all like hot shower in winter but by making them a little shorter, it’s possible to enjoy big savings. Hot water usage contributes to higher energy bills, especially in the winter and having quicker showers, fixing leaks in taps and pipes as well as using cold water to wash clothes can all help. Low-flow showerheads and tap aerators also reduce the amount of hot water you’ll use. These simple steps can reduce hot water usage by up to 60% with comparative savings on your quarterly bills.

Unplug Appliances When Not in Use

Many appliances and electronics continue to use energy even when they are not in use. This is called phantom energy, and it can really be a drain on your home or business electrical system. The simple act of unplugging your devices and appliances is another effective way to cut energy costs this winter. This only takes a second and quickly becomes a money-saving habit.

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If you’re scouring the internet and Google for a good electrician, you’ve found it. Sparc Electrical are quite simply the best local electricians in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. With a team of friendly, professional and licensed Master Electricians – it’s easy to see why we have over 100 five star Google reviews and that number is quickly growing. We pride ourselves on our total focus on customer service and making sure every job is completed with the highest quality workmanship. As licensed electricians, we have an important responsibility to meet all electrical codes to keep yo and your loved ones safe and sound. We take the utmost care in everything we do and stand by our work 100%.

If you live in Brisbane northside or the Sunshine Coast and you’re looking for trustworthy electricians that you can rely on to do a good job, please get in touch with Sparc Electrical today. To book a service or simply discuss your needs, just call 0404 213 806 or email!