Making savings doesn’t have to cost a thing!

Last time, whatsmynumer.org.nz taught us how we can save money while not spending a cent, but what else could we do to save more money on our power bill that does not cost us anything?

  • Dry clothes on the line instead of the dryer and save around $200 per year.
  • Turn off appliances left on standby and save up to $100 a year.
  • Save around $120 per year when you switch off the towel rail once they’re dry.
  • Switch off the beer fridge and you could save up to $200 per year.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water rather than warm water and you could save around $65 per year.

While they may not be free, here are a few other things you can do that make up for the spending in savings.

  • LED lightbulbs: You can buy LEDs on special for well under $10 each, and every standard bulb you replace will save you money
  • Wrap your hot water cylinder and pipes and save around $80 each year on older cylinders (a blanket costs around $70).
  • Well-installed insulation is always the top priority for a warmer, healthier home. Get your insulation checked to make sure it is up to scratch.

The EECA Energywise website energywise.co.nz has more great tips for how to save money on your power bill.

Whatsmynumber.org.nz is a free, independent website that compares the electricity prices available in your area and lets you know what your potential savings are.

About Eve Williams

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Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.