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How to Save on Electric Bill

Sometimes our electricity bills can be shocking. We all do our best to save money, but is there more that can be done to reduce an electricity bill?

Our 10 tips for how to save on electric bill

You’re probably spending more than you need to on electricity. As electricians, Gimpel Electrics knows some easy ways to lower your electricity bill. We are the electrician Brisbane southside residents trust. To help you save some money we put together this list of 10 simple things you can do to reduce your electricity bill.

How to save on electric bill – lighting and window coverings

Every household uses a lot of electricity on lighting, so here are some tips save money based on lighting and window coverings.

Get blackout window coverings

Australia gets a lot of sunshine, and that sunshine is getting into your rooms through the windows and heating your house. A great way to counter this is by getting blackout window coverings. These type of window coverings are very energy efficient because they totally block out the sun, which will reduce your air conditioning bill and save you money.

Turn off the lights in empty rooms

We’re sure you are probably already doing so, but even we forget to do this sometimes. So, remember to turn the lights off in rooms that are not being used. And if you’re in a room watch the TV, do you need all those lights on? Turn some of them off to set the mood for movie night and save some money while you’re at it.

Let in some natural light

This is a tricky one because sunlight can heat a room, which will cost you money to cool. But if it’s early in the morning or later in the day, you can let in some natural light and turn those electric lights off. Sunshine is good for the soul and it can be good for your electricity bill.

Ways to lower electric bill – a focus on water

This article is about electricity, so why are we writing about water? If you have an electric water heater or an electric clothes dryer then you are using a lot of electricity. Here are some ways to reduce that cost.

Hang your laundry to dry

Your clothes dryer uses a lot of electricity, so why not hang your laundry to dry. We think you’ll find that your clothes will last longer too, which is another great way to save money.

Wash your laundry in cold water

While we’re on the topic of laundry, let talk about the temperature of your laundry water. Every load of laundry doesn’t need to be done using hot water. Try using cold water. You probably won’t notice a difference in how clean your clothes become, and you’ll be saving money on the energy used to heat the water.

Shower efficiently

What do we mean by shower efficiently? We mean don’t waste time in the shower, take shorter showers, and turn the water off when you lather up. It takes a lot of energy to heat water, and most of that goes down the drain when you take a shower. Shorter and more efficient showers will save you money and get you just as clean.

How to save on electric bill – appliances

When you think of electricity you probably think of your appliances. They do use electricity, and sometimes quite a lot. Here’s some tips to get the most out of your appliances without using a lot of electricity.

Adjust the thermostat

In the summer months, air conditioning usage can make up the majority of an electricity bill. A simple solution to this is to turn up the temperature on the thermostat by three degrees. You think that will make it too hot? Try only two degrees and put on some shorts. You’ll be surprised what a big difference such a small adjustment in temperature can make in your overall electricity bill.

Get a new TV

If you have an old CRT TV from 20 years ago, then you have to get something more modern. That thing is sucking the electricity. But even if you have an older flat panel TV, it might be worth an upgrade. There has been a lot of advances in energy efficient TVs, and a new TV is sure to save on electricity. Plus, this is a great excuse to get that newer bigger TV you’ve been eyeing.

Get energy efficient appliances

While you’re at the electronics store getting your new TV, it might be a good idea to look at other energy efficient appliances. That old refrigerator might be costing you an unnecessarily large amount of money in electricity. A new fridge and a new microwave oven could go a long way in saving you money.

Unplug electronics when not in use

That Blue-Ray player or stereo system that you have plugged in but are not using are still drawing electricity. Not a lot, but enough that it does add up on the electricity bill over time. So, unplug those electronics when you’re not using them. A power strip with an on/off switch is an easy solution to the same problem, but without the need to plug a bunch of devices in every time you want to use them.

All the ways to lower electric bill

Who better to get advice on ways to lower your electric bill than from an electrician? Gimpel Electrics provides electrical services Brisbane residents depend on. If you are interested in electrical advice or services, get in touch with us. You can call us on (07) 3343 4066, email us at, or you can contact us by filling in the online form.

Contact a Professional Electrician for Your Electrical Problems

We have presented this information to educate the reader about the causes of a tripped circuit breaker – not as DIY repair instructions. If you suspect you have any of these problems, please contact a professional electrician. Gimpel Electrics is an electrician Brisbane southside residents and businesses call on. We’ll be happy to work with you to determine the best course of action to resolve any electrical problems you may be having. You can contact us by calling (07) 3343 4066, emailing, or by filling in the online form.

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