Snapping up a good tariff deal is smart. Even smarter is finding out whether your residential power usage is commensurate with your actual needs. It’s fine to pay less per kilowatt hour, but if you’re using more kilowatt hours of power than is necessary, you’re not realizing any true savings. Review these tips for performing a household energy comparison to see whether you can squeeze any more savings from your utility usage. Continue reading Tips For Performing A Household Energy Comparison
When it comes to electricity consumption, all devices are not created equally. In fact, a few of your devices are likely responsible for a huge percentage of your energy usage each month. When you have the Economy 7 tariff enabled in your home, it is especially important to realize which electronics are the greatest culprits for using electricity. These appliances are the ones that you should make every effort to run only in the seven daily hours during which you are charged a lower rate for your power usage. Here are some of the worst offenders when it comes to electricity consumption. Continue reading Electrical devices that can make or break your Economy 7 savings
Do you hate taking cold showers? Many households suffer from not enough hot water for various reasons. Perhaps you have quite a few people living under one roof, or someone in your household loves to take extremely long showers. Or maybe running your dishwasher or washing machine right before you take a shower drains the water heater. Many people consider installing a tankless water heater as a solution to the problem. Continue reading Should I get a tankless water heater?
Heating is a basic necessity in any home, but not everyone agrees about which type of heat – gas or electric – is best. Although many experts assert that gas is usually cheaper to run (which is true), this isn’t the whole story. Homeowners have to consider many different factors before they make a final call. Continue reading Which type of heat should you use, gas or electric?
When it comes to keeping your home warm and toasty in the colder months, you have many options. Space heaters are very inexpensive and can help you out if you only need warmth in a few small rooms. Central heating will blow warm air throughout your home, but requires maintenance, such as the changing of air filters and other repairs. In-floor heating has become a popular option, particularly in bathrooms and other tiled spaces where you will often be barefoot and needs some heat. Fairly easy to install, electric in-floor heating can endure for a long time and is a reliable way to start heating a room. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider in-floor electric heating in your home. Continue reading Why you should get in-floor heating