Although the higher temperatures are a welcome change for many of us, it can take a few weeks to adjust. And while it’s important to stay comfortable inside, try not to make your air conditioning settings too cool. Otherwise, you risk a big jump in your electricity bill throughout the summer months.
With this in mind, you’ll find 3 seasonal tips in this newsletter to help you manage your energy consumption as the mercury rises.
Mystery gift for January bookings
We are now fully booked throughout December but if you’re happy to wait until the new year, the team are now taking bookings for 2018. This year, we’re extending the gift-giving season with a special offer for the first 30 people booking a job in January.
To be eligible to receive our January mystery gift, get in touch now. If you’re one of the first 30 people to make a booking, you’ll receive a cool little gadget that could ‘light up’ your day. We’ll drop it off to you when we come to work at your home or office.
So, now you have another reason to plan ahead for the new year! Contact Ku-ring-gai Electrical for all your home and office wiring needs.
We’re taking a break – our Christmas closure dates
The Ku-ring-gai Electrical team is taking a break during the festive season.
Our last day at work is Wednesday 20 December. We reopen on Monday 8 January.
While the office is shut, you can still email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a visit in the new year.
Remember If you experience loss of supply, fallen wires or any other electrical emergency while we’re closed, you can call Ausgrid on 13 13 88. This is their 24-hour emergency helpline.
Simple Christmas tips to stay safe and save energy
Tip 1 – Decorating your home with Christmas lights
If you use a power board for your outdoor Christmas lights, make sure you protect it from rain, sprinklers and dirt by housing it in a weatherproof safety box. They are not expensive and will help to keep you and your family safe. Power board safety boxes are available at hardware stores like Bunnings.
Tip 2 – Keeping the pool healthy and clean
During summer, you want your family to enjoy your swimming pool as much as possible. Your pool pump plays an essential role in keeping the water clean and healthy. But did you know you don’t need to run it 24/7? For most pools, running the pump eight hours each day should be enough.
Energy Australia suggests a simple way to test the ideal time needed to run your pump. For one week, try reducing the daily running time by half an hour. If the water quality is good, reduce the time by a further half hour the next week. Continue this process until you find the best running time for your pool pump.
Tip 3 – Watching the thermostat
Keep an eye on the thermostat! According to Your Energy Savings, setting your air conditioner’s temperature even 1° higher in summer will save 5-10% on your energy usage.
I might not see you before Christmas so, on behalf of the team at Ku-ring-gai Electrical Service, thanks for your support throughout 2017.
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
a very Happy New Year
and we look forward to seeing you in January!