This time of year our electricians are hard at work helping families and businesses correct their faulty wiring in time for Christmas. One of the downsides to faulty wires is that they can have a great impact on your electricity bills. The blame, of course, isn’t entirely theirs, there are many other appliances and many other reasons as to why your electricity bill is high this winter.
To help reduce your risk of faulty or damages wires, while reducing your electricity bills, here are a couple of things you can do.
Today we see a lot of appliances which, though you may have switched them off, still leach electricity from your property without you realising. This is because the majority of modern day appliances don’t fully turn off. TV’s, computers and the like all settle into a ‘standby’ mode instead. This is normally to allow them to easily update their software, record TV shows or prepare themselves for usage when you turn them back on.
Though a lot of appliances don’t use up too much electricity when on standby, one way for you to save pennies is by turning them off at the wall. Cutting the flow of electricity off at the wall not only reduces your electricity bills, but also allows your appliances a well deserved rest.
Energy Saving Devices
You may have heard before about energy saving appliances. These are appliances which, generally, use less electricity than their counterparts. We know it’s getting dark and that the urge to turn your property into Blackpool Illuminations is strong, but try and resist. If you aren’t in a room where a light is needed, leave it dark.
If, however, you do need to turn a light on, make sure the bulb you’re using is energy saving. It may take a couple of second to brighten a room, but trust us, it’ll save you a lot of money and reduce the risk of tripping your wire circuit.
Know Which Appliances Use Bundles of Electricity
The next trick for saving yourself from your electricity bill is to know exactly what appliances use up the most electricity. Washing machines, dishwashers, tumble driers, hair driers and hoovers gobble up electricity without a care in the world. Though we understand that a lot of these appliances are essential in your everyday life (such as your washing machine and drier), it’s a good idea to use these appliances sparingly.
One way to cut back on the amount of electricity you’re using is by having one cleaning or washing day a week, that way you’re not using a lot of electricity constantly.
Take Care of Your Appliances
The final way you could be using too much electricity is by using old appliances. Though you may have a favourite appliance for the past couple decades, it’ probably high time you upgraded to a more energy efficient model. The simple fact of the matter is that the older your appliance, the more electricity it uses and the more hazardous it becomes.
Faulty wiring, fuses and sockets can appear at any time in old appliances. Make sure you and your family are safe this winter by investing in an upgraded version.
If you have any electrical issues, we’re proud to provide you with an experienced domestic or commercial electrician in Liverpool to help keep your family, your business and your electricity bills safe and secure. For more information, contact us today on 0151 482 5534.