More “Smart” ways new tech can save money on bills
As we began to cover in our first section, small changes and modest investments in current digital solutions can also help to make immediate savings on your energy spend and many of the products listed below can not only pay for themselves over a pretty short time but can also make substantial differences to your overall bills in the long term.
Here is part two of our ongoing list to show some more of the latest ways that modern digital technology is doing its part to help save us money on our energy bills;
Time for a new appliance? – Replacing white goods
If you have been thinking about renewing and replacing your home appliances, it may be better to do so sooner rather than later.
Most kitchen goods become less economical over time and could end up costing you more in the long run.
Just because it still works, often does not mean that it is working peak efficiency and replacing them with a new higher Energy Rated (or ENERGY STAR if purchased online) appliance make big savings on energy bills in the home.
Here are just a couple of the latest appliances that can assist with your home energy usage;
Energy Efficient Clothes Dryers – The latest generation of clothes dryers make use of latest heat pump technology and provide much more energy efficient use of one of the heaviest consuming appliances in the home, making incredible savings of up to 20%-60% on your energy usage when compared with contemporary clothes dryers.
Larger families that make even heavy use of these modern white-goods can make substantially more savings and also know that they are making the most environmentally sound choice when replacing the old machine with a shiny new energy efficient model.
Next Generation Fridges – If the time has come to replace your current refrigerator, there are plenty of energy (and money) saving options now available on the market, from eco-friendly to solar-powered models, but it is always worth keeping an eye out to see what the latest technology is doing to change the way we look at these products.
On the tech horizon is the advent of Magnetic Powered Refrigerators which will importantly remove the need for coolants and chemicals from our home chillers, saving both the environment and our wallets.
Know Your Energy Ratings
Most brand new electrical products come with a whole range of labels and stickers that explain their features and qualities.
This can make it is very easy to think that more stars simply means a better purchase.
One problem with this can be that some older models use an energy rating between 1 and 6 stars.
However, technology continues to become better and more efficient so it is commonplace to see many of the latest releases now use an extra row of stars and for rankings now range between 1 and 10.
Certainly worth keeping this in mind on your next big purchase and to spend a moment looking at the long-term costs of your appliances to ensure that you are getting the most from your future purchases.
Look out for our third part in this series of money saving tips, part one can be found here.