Beat the heat: Summer bill saving hacks

Enjoy the sun this summer without watching your bills skyrocket with these tips!

Can’t wait for summer but worried about increased bills? We get it! From increased energy consumption to higher water usage, summer often brings additional expenses that can put a strain on your budget. Fortunately, there are several simple yet effective hacks to help you save money on your bills while staying cool and comfortable.  

Energy-efficient cooling

Keep your home comfortably cool while minimising your energy usage by using energy-efficient cooling methods. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat to regulate your home's temperature and adjust settings based on your schedule. Additionally, use fans strategically to circulate air and create a breeze. Placing one fan facing an open window, can help push hot air out, while a second fan should be placed facing the room to circulate cool air flow.  

Seal and insulate

Ensure that your home is properly sealed and insulated to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from infiltrating. Check for drafts around windows and doors and seal any gaps or cracks with weatherstripping or caulk. Proper insulation in your attic and walls can also help maintain a consistent indoor temperature, reducing the need for excessive cooling.

Energy-efficient appliances

Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners, to reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills. Look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR label, which indicates that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Visit our blog all about the most budget and eco-friendly kitchen appliances to get you started.  

Water-saving strategies

Conserve water and save money on your water bill by implementing simple water-saving strategies. Fix any leaks or drips in faucets, toilets, or irrigation systems to prevent water wastage. Additionally, install low-flow showerheads and aerators to reduce water usage without sacrificing water pressure.

Want more tips and tricks? Visit our blog where we explain exactly how you can reduce your water consumption.  

Efficient outdoor watering

If you have a garden or lawn, water your plants and grass efficiently to minimise water waste. Water early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation and use a drip irrigation system or soaker hose to deliver water directly to the roots. Consider collecting rainwater in a barrel to use for outdoor watering, further reducing your reliance on municipal water sources.

Interested in finding out more? Visit our blog explaining everything you can do to garden more sustainably.  

Utilise off-peak hours

Take advantage of off-peak electricity rates by running major appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers, during times when energy demand and rates are lower. Check with your utility provider to determine the specific off-peak hours in your area and adjust your usage accordingly or visit Money Supermarket to learn more.  

Stay informed and educated

Stay informed about available rebates, incentives, and energy-saving programs offered by your utility provider or government agencies. Take advantage of energy audits or home efficiency assessments to identify areas for improvement and maximise your savings potential.

It's worth regularly checking Money Saving Expert; they often share some great energy-saving programs and incentives!


By incorporating these summer bill-saving hacks into your daily routine, you can enjoy a comfortable and budget-friendly summer season without worrying about skyrocketing utility bills.  

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