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Easy ways to slash your power bill
May 23, 2012
Don’t let a surge in electricity prices drain your cash flow this month. With as little effort as turning off a light switch, you can use White Pages® Online to implement some simple energy saving tips at home.
Before you consider installing a windmill, give your electricity provider a call. Hop onto White Pages® Online to locate your electricity retailer’s contact details and find out more about its fees and charges.
Armed with details on your current costs, service fees, late charges, bonuses and billing arrangements, shop around and compare the offerings of other electricity providers to see if you can get a better deal. Simply enter their details into White Pages® Online to get their contacts and start enquiring.
Being energy smart around the home can also save money. Switch appliances off at the wall, get rid of the second fridge, stop using the clothes dryer and wash clothes in cold water.
Install a low-flow showerhead to cut hot water – usually the biggest source of energy costs in the home. Enter your plumber’s details into White Pages® Online to get his contact information and advice on the right product.
Save on your heating and cooling costs by preventing hot air from escaping your home in winter and cool air escaping in summer. Make a trip to your local curtain store to purchase some blinds, after grabbing its address from White Pages® Online. Remember to contact your regular tradie using White Pages® Online and organise an inspection – a carpenter might be able to seal a number of gaps for you.
If you are up for a new appliance, such as a washing machine or fridge, buy one with a high energy efficiency rating. Head to the Federal Government’s Energy Rating website to learn more about star ratings and compare products.
Alternatively, contact the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency using White Pages® Government Search to enquire about government energy efficiency ratings and rebates.
If you feel in the dark about energy prices and efficiency measures, stay up-to-date with industry news through your state’s energy or environmental sustainability department. Track yours down using White Pages® Government search. Energy department websites are often surging with information when it comes to saving energy.
With White Pages® Online, electricity price rises don’t have to be a shock.