With electricity prices continually rising throughout Melbourne, why not let Electricians Today advise you how you can save money with simple processes that will put money in your pocket and not someone else’s.Whether you are a home owner, property manager, body corporate manager, strata manager, building manager or a private property investor, we will find a skillful electrician in Melbourne who can help manage your eco green energy needs.Our professionals can provide & customize a design & installation for all your energy saving alternatives.
As the generation of electricity from fossil fuels is the most significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions around the world, the need for electricity to be consumed more efficiently is a key concern for all communities. Electricians Today can help you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficient system design, installation practices and guided product choices.
LED lights: The eco-friendly future of lighting
LED is a pivotal emerging technology that promises to fundamentally alter lighting in the future. Here’s a few Eco Green Pointers on LED’s.
- LED’s have an environmentally friendly design because they require no filaments or toxic /combustible gases to produce light.
- LED’s are vastly more efficient at 80% electrical energy converted to light while incandescent loses 80% electrical energy in the form of heat.
- LED’s have an exceptionally long operational life. ECO Green LED lights have a projected life ranging from 35,000 to 100,000 hrs when proper heat sinking is incorporated into the fixture design and the ambient conditions of the installation are factored in, which allows for reduced maintenance and overall lifetime cost.
- LED’s have no delay or warm up time when switching on unlike fluorescent lamps which need time to achieve their colour temperature.
- LED’s produce a minimal amount of heat which allows them to be applied to a wide variety of fixture setups and designs as well as minimizing the heat radiated onto objects and people within the vicinity of the light source.
- LED’s produce no ultra-violet (UV) light which is ideal for sensitive or delicate illuminated objects.
- Mercury-free – unlike fluorescent and most HID technologies, LEDs contain no hazardous mercury, cadmium, lead or halogen gases.
10 tips to reduce your energy bills
Every business can reduce the amount of energy it consumes. By making a few simple changes your business can save energy, which means reducing your energy bills and your impact on the environment.
- Switch off appliances at the wall when not in use – appliances left on standby equate to 10% of Australia’s total household energy consumption.
- Change your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) – they produce the same amount of light, use one third of the electricity and last up to ten times as long.
- Set your thermostat around 18-20°C in winter and 25°C in summer – for every degree you decrease your thermostat, you can save up to 15% off your heating bill.
- Turn your monitor off when you go home – leaving your computer and monitor on out of office hours can produce as much greenhouse pollution annually as driving your car from Melbourne to Perth.
- Switch lights off when not needed – lighting accounts for up to 60 per cent of energy use in an office.
- Switch to a laptop and save up to $200 in energy savings over 3 years – a desktop computer used 8 hours a day generates over 600 kilograms of greenhouse gases each year while laptops on the other hand, use 80% less energy.
- Improve insulation and draft proofing – seal off draughts and cracks around doors, windows and other vents, which are responsible for 15-20% of heat loss in winter and loss of cool air on extreme heat days.
- Purchase energy efficient appliances, and maintain your equipment to ensure it works efficiently.
- Install timers to switch lights off, or light motion sensors to ensure lights switch off automatically when areas are unoccupied.
- Remove screen savers from your computer – set your computer to ‘sleep’ or ‘power save’ mode so that it powers down when you’re not using it.
The more energy you save, the more profitable your business can be.
Saving power can be one of the simplest ways of improving the profitability of your business. You can make quick power saving changes across your business that will reduce your energy bills, lessen carbon pollution and conserve energy. By also training your staff on energy saving, together you can do your bit for the environment.
Take advantage of grants & assistance in your state
Access grants and other funding programs for energy efficient projects at www.business.gov.au/grantfinder.
Visit the following websites for more tips and information on how your business can reduce power usage:
Australian Capital Territory – Energy
New South Wales – Save Power
Northern Territory – Tips for a Sustainable Office V1.4 (PDF, 0.1MB)
Queensland – Tips for saving energy in your business
South Australia- Reducing business water, waste and energy costs
Tasmania – Business tips and tools
Victoria – 10 Tips to reduce your energy bills
Western Australia – Small business, big impact