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Keep your cool this summer with energy saving tips from Ergon Energy Retail

Published: 5 Jan 2016 11:01am

Just because the temperature has started to skyrocket this summer doesn’t mean energy bills have to.

Ergon Energy Retail has plenty of tips for customers trying to keep their cool over the school holidays and keep their energy use under control.

“With some changes to appliances and a little bit of know-how, it’s surprising how much more control Customers can have over their energy use,” Ergon Energy Retail Group Manager of Marketing and Customer Experience Brett Milne said.

“Summer time is holiday time for many of our customers and that means it’s likely they’ll be using air-conditioning more, opening their fridges more and using more appliances more often.”

“Our tips, tools and calculators can help customers better understand their energy use and put the power back in their hands.”

Ergon Energy Retail’s Top Five Tips

  1. Select the right temperature on your air-conditioner - Stick to 25oC in summer and 18oC in winter. Every one degree cooler in summer adds around 10% to the amount of electricity the air-conditioner uses.
  2. Use the sun to dry your clothes instead of using the dryer. Just two loads in the dryer each week could end up costing you around $50 a year.
  3. Set your fridge to between 3° C and 4°C and set your freezer to between minus 15°C and minus 18°C
  4. Connect your pool pump to an economy tariff -Tariff 33 could cut your future running costs by up to 15%
  5. Turn it off at the wall – you could be paying more for standby power than you think. Energy guzzlers like large screen TVs and gaming systems require a large amount of energy to run and will keep drawing power when on standby.

For more energy saving tips visit ergon.com.au/homeenergytips

Customers wanting more information about their Electricity bill can call Ergon Energy Retail’s Customer Solutions Centre on 13 10 46.

Media Contact: Brett Judge
Phone: 0439 971 765

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