Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

21 Ways to Cut Power Costs; from Candlelit Dinners to Avoiding the Dryer

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

21 Ways to Cut Power Costs; from Candlelit Dinners to Avoiding the Dryer

Article excerpt

WHO doesn't hate the rise of the dreaded quarterly electricity bill.

With another hike on its way, everyone is looking for ways to cut the cost.

We can all expect a price rise from July 1, with farmers and business owners to be the worst hit.

So we've come up with a list of 21 simple and fun ways to cut back on the quarterly electricity bill

1 Use your air-conditioner sparingly and switch to dry mode to make even more savings.

2Switch to solar power to minimise your bills.

3 Use gas or solar for your hot water generation.

4 Install power boards for big devices like TVs which can be turned off by remote control.

5 Use the sun to dry clothes rather than a dryer. Use a softener in the coldwater wash if you don't like hard towels. Or just harden up.

6 Send the teenagers away to their mates for a few days (or weeks).

7 Introduce penalties when the kids fail to switch things off.

8 Turn the lights off people! And change to energy saving bulbs. …

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