Top tips on saving energy around the home

Eco friendly items such as reusable shopping bags and reusable coffee cups are great for helping out the environment and making some cost savings – but what about saving on energy and bills around the home?

Yes, helping the environment at home can definitely benefit your budget too.

It certainly can't hurt to save a few dollars here and there while doing something good for the world around you.

So, what are some of the measures you can take in your household to reduce your energy usage?

Turn it off

Everyone knows they should turn off the lights when they're not using a certain room, but do you really always do it?

What about switching appliances off at the wall every time when you stop using them or head to bed for the night. That includes your laptop or computer, and television too!

Soon it'll become a habit and the energy and cost savings are most definitely worth it.

Shut in the heat

As we're coming up into winter, you want to avoid having to pay through the roof for the extra heating you need to stay warm.

It can be a good idea to leave your curtains and blinds open during the day so rooms can be heated up by the sun, but be sure to draw your curtains at dusk, as this keeps the heat in overnight so you won't have to use so much power.

Turn it down

Did you know that you can make cost and energy savings by simply turning the thermostat down on your hot water cylinder?

If you set your water temperature even just a little bit lower, you can still save big time on heating expenses.

Extra effort

If you're super keen on being eco friendly and energy efficient, you can always follow in the footsteps of celebs like Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts and install some rooftop solar panels!