Tamworth Electrician’s Guide to Autumn

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Autumn in Tamworth ius a time that we look to reduce our reliance on airconditioning systems and switch to natural ventelation, whislt also gearing up for the chilly winter ahead. There are lots of ways you can prepare your home for the fat approaching winter months to reduce your energy bills and make your living space more comfortable. Here are a few suggestions to consider implementing this autumn in preparation for winter. 

  • Have a look around your home and find ways to retain heat. Suggestions include:
    • Draught proofing your home.
      • HINT: use adhesive foam strips to fill the gap between doors, windows and frames. 
    • Invest in insulation.
    • Curtains
      • Blockout curtains keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. 
    • Lighting
      • In the darker months, consider switching to energy efficient LED lighting. 
  • Set your cooling to 25 to 27°C. These changes pay off: every degree you increase your heating and cooling increases energy use by around 5 to 10
  • Wear warmer clothes before turning on the heat. 
  • Utilise and setup energy efficient appliances. 
  • Clothes dryers are big energy users, so use clothes racks on verandahs, indoors in your already heated rooms, or outdoors while the good weather lasts.
  • Turn off your gadgets including gaming consoles, desktop computers. 
  • Avoid using heat lamps in bathrooms where possible.
  • In homes with electric hot water, reduce shower times. 

If you want advice from the professionals at Tamworth Electrician, consider a home energy audit. Contact 1800 00 2340 or inbox us at www.m.me/TamworthElectrician for your energy audit.