From the electric toothbrush you use in the morning, to the TV you watch in the evening, all through your day, each and every day, you’re using electronic devices. Without them, your quality of living wouldn’t be anywhere near as good as it is, and your life would definitely not be the same. Using these devices, however, does come with one big downside: the cost.
Being a person that lives in the technological world of today can become quite an expensive game. There are ways to keep the cost of your electronics down to a minimum, though. To see how, read on.
Slay ‘energy vampires’
When looking for effective ways to save on your electricity bill, make sure to consider slaying all of the ‘energy vampires’ dotted around your home. These are the electronic appliances that use up your home’s energy for no reason at all. They’re the TV when it’s put into standby mode; they’re your phone charger that always has power running through it for your convenience, and so on and so forth. Of course, some of your appliances need to remain on at all times, like your fridge, but some don’t — those that don’t really should be turned off at the wall and, for good measure, even unplugged.
By resolving not to waste any more energy or let ‘energy vampires’ into your home, you’ll find yourself keeping the cost of your electronics down to a minimum.
Source cheaper add-ons and accessories
It does pay to get yourself some reputable appliances, as, no matter how much they may cost upfront, they will, nine times out of ten, always be reliable — more often than not, expensive appliances will also come with some sort of warranty, anyway. Spending big on appliances doesn’t mean that you have to splash just as much on necessary add-ons and accessories, though. It’s okay to shop the market when it comes to the smaller electrical items on your shopping list; by doing so, you’ll probably find yourself a bit of a bargain. If you invest in an Epson, for instance, you don’t need to buy add-ons from the company when you buy your printer, because you can find Epson Stylus SX235W ink cartridges online for a much cheaper price.
By putting some effort into scouring the market, you’ll always find yourself a sweet deal.
Only ever buy efficient appliances
If it’s time you swapped out a particular electronic appliance for a newer model, let that newer model be energy efficient. By making such an investment, you’ll save a bucket load in the long run. The energy-efficient appliances you should seek to bring into your home include:
- An electric oven with an A+ efficiency rating — when compared to a B over, one of these
will use a whopping 40% less energy
- A modern dishwasher — could see you save £8 a year
- A fridge freezer rated no lower than A+++ — buying one of these will see you save £190
over a 10-year period
To avoid any shocking outgoings, keep the cost of your electronics down to a minimum. To do this,you should turn everything off, shop the accessories market, and only ever invest in appliances deemed to be energy efficient.