It’s no surprise that the amount of time we spend at home has skyrocketed during the past year. Now more than ever, we need to be savvy about our household spending. Finding ways to save money around the house can be a challenge but a few little changes can make a big difference to your utility bills.
Save on your mobile bills
Whether it’s video calling loved ones or work calls with the team, this was the year we realized how much it means to have mobile phone coverage we can rely on.
At On by EnergyAustralia, we understand how important it is for you to stay connected. So, we are giving 50 customers the first 6 months of their mobile voice & data plan at 50% off*. This means our plans start from $7.50 minimum monthly cost. You’ll have 3 levels of plan to choose from and have the confidence of knowing you’re on the reliable 3G and 4G network powered by Optus. Find the plan that is right for you, try it, and enjoy the freedom of no setup or exit fees, and no lock-in contracts! *Offer available to new Stack On Mobile customers only. Limit one per customer. Other T&Cs apply.
Improve your home office consumption:
If you’re working from home, chances are you are already cutting your monthly expenses. Just think of what you are saving on travel or all those little extras like coffees and takeaway lunches! So, why not make your home office a haven of savings as well? Start by using a smart power board to avoid expensive wastes of energy. And did you know laptops use roughly five times less electricity than desktops? If it’s possible for you, it’s worth making the switch, and don’t forget to activate computer power settings to switch to standby mode when not in use.
Don’t overlook heating and Air Conditioning
If you spend most of your days at home, having the heater or air-conditioner on for lengthy periods will do no good to your energy bills. Start by closing doors, using draft stoppers to help keep your home at the perfect temperature, whatever the time of year. Also, regular maintenance and checks of your heating and air conditioning save you money in the long run. It’s important to regularly change your system’s air filter and have routine maintenance performed by a certified technician. And don’t forget to save on your water heating costs by reducing the temperature on your water heater, especially when not in use!
Keep an eye on lights and electricity
Substitute the wired lighting options in your porch or backyard with solar lights. Solar lighting systems convert sunlight into electricity, which is stored in batteries to be used at night.
Do you use rechargeable batteries already? They might be more expensive at first, but they can turn out to be a worthwhile investment in the long run! If you are eating up batteries every week, it is time to make the switch, better for the environment and your pocket!
Bundle and save big
Last but not least, don’t underestimate bundle deals. You can combine energy, internet, mobile plans, and more: you would be surprised by how much that can save you monthly! Curious to find out? It takes seconds! You can calculate your savings here.