Kiwis household electricity bills are likely to rise during the lockdown as we are all spending our time at home. Here at Laser Electrical we understand that this may be a very tough time for a lot of people financially, so we have included some useful tips to help you reduce your next electricity bill! 💡 Make use of all those candle gifts you have been stacking up from every Christmas and birthday for the past 5 years! It makes for a loving and warm light! 💡 Shut down or unplug appliances such as desktops, computers and stereos after use, as leaving them on causes background electricity/standby power use to build up! 💡 The World Health Organisation recommends setting your heater thermostat anywhere between 18˚C and 22˚C. Heat Pumps run the most efficiently at these temperatures! 💡 Reduce your shower time! According to Energywise ‘’a 15 minute shower costs around $1, a 5 minute shower around 33c! A family of 4 could be saving around $18 a week just by taking shorter showers.’’ 💡 Use cold washes when you can! Stats show that using a hot water wash uses up 10x more electricity than a cold wash.
For even more tips, check out Energywise’s website!