This post is sponsored by Alinta Energy.
How To Reduce Your Energy Consumption In The Kitchen
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances
“The Energy Rating Label must be displayed on the listed appliances when offered for sale. The label’s star rating shows 1–10 stars for refrigerators, freezers, TVs and swimming pool pumps (voluntary only at this stage), and 1–6 stars for the remaining whitegoods. The more stars the higher the efficiency. Total energy consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh) per year under test conditions is also shown (in the red box). If two suitable appliances have the same star rating, choose the one with the lower energy consumption.
The Energy Rating website (www.energyrating.gov.au) details additional information such as the energy rating and approximate annual energy costs for all appliances on sale in Australia. Add the purchase cost and the lifetime running cost to get a more accurate picture of the total cost of an appliance.”
Make Each Load Count
Reconsider The Second Fridge
Save Energy When Cooking
- Get everything out of the fridge in one go. Avoid opening and closing it as this lets the cool air out and wastes energy.
- Preheat the oven and pan only for as long as is needed. Don’t leave it heating for extended periods of time without food in it.
- Bulk cook where possible. Once the oven is on, it uses just as much energy to cook multiple dishes at the one time as it does to cook just one. The same goes for boiling or steaming vegetables or cooking food in a pan. Bulk cooking saves energy and time!
- Don’t use excessive pots, pans and chopping boards. The more you use, the more you need to wash and the more energy (and water) needed to wash them.
Get The Best Deal From Your Energy Provider
Did you know that you could be saving over 20% on your electricity usage just by changing providers? Make sure you are getting the best deal on your electricity and gas by checking what offers different providers have available. Some of the less well know companies such as Alinta Energy can often offer some of the best savings. At the moment they are offering up to 23% off electricity and 15% off gas for NSW customers so check out their website for offers.
About Alinta Energy
Alinta Energy is an established national energy company, with a proud history dating back to 1941. We have 800,000 customers and over 400 employees across Australia. We both generate and retail electricity in Australia, which means we are able to offer extremely competitive pricing.
We retail energy in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and have recently launched in Queensland.
Our goal is to make energy more affordable for all Australians.
You can check out their newest offerings in NSW (& other states) here.