Energy saving tips this winter

The colder months have come upon us. Now I know what you are thinking, energy costs are going through the roof. But here at MyPlace we think we can help. So, here’s a few tips to help save you some money this winter season. 

Let’s start with temperature control. We all know that one person who will put the temperature up high because they are freezing. According to the Department of Climate change, Energy, the Environment, and Water (DCEEW) every degree of extra heating will increase energy use between 5%-10%. The ideal temperature for heating should be between 18-20 degrees. (See below for link to the government website). Using MyAir you can pre-set the temperature before you come home so that you can walk into a cozy home.

Another option for saving money during winter is zoning your home. If possible, putting a zone on each room could help lower costs as opposed to having the whole house turn on. With MyAir you only need to turn on the rooms you’re using and you can set each room to a different temperature. This means that you won’t have to heat the unused guest room just to get warm in the living room!

We all have that moment when we leave the house and can’t remember if we turned off the aircon. Well, a simple solution is to set a scene that turns off your aircon any time you pick. Let’s say you leave the house for work at 7:30am; you can set a scene to switch off the aircon for you at 7:35am. This means you will get all the warmth while the energy bill won’t go through the roof when you accidentally forget the aircon on. 

Other options to keep your house warm is keep all curtains and blinds closed while heating the home. For front and back doors seal up the gap with door draft blockers. If possible, let the sun in during the day. Use smart home technology such as MyAir to save on energy costs. Last but certainly not least get out those blankets, fuzzy socks, and hot beverage while snuggling up next to your fur baby.  


For more money saving options follow the government link to warm or cool your home efficiently: