Whether you’re a Landlord/Property Manager or a tenant, you’ll want to make note of these practical and easy tips to reduce electric bills for your rental property.
Switch to HPWHs
Swap your regular water heaters for air-source heat-pump water heaters (HPWHs). According to the Australian government’s energy savings website, these water heaters save you three times more energy .
Install your AC in the shade
Be strategic when installing air conditioning units. Did you know that direct sunlight can scramble the AC’s thermostat? This results in your unit having to work harder than it needs to.
Consider reverse-cycle air conditioning
If you have gas heaters, swap them out for reverse-cycle air conditioning. They’re 70 per cent cheaper to run than ducted gas heating.
Shop for energy-efficient appliances
If you’re updating or furnishing a rental, prioritise energy-efficient appliances. They can save you so much in the long run. The Australian government’s energy savings website has an app (http://www.energyrating.gov.au/apps) for you to calculate energy ratings when comparing appliances.
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