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Feel right at home with our summer hints and tips

We don’t know about you but summer is feeling pretty good right now! Long nights spent BBQing with mates, playing some backyard cricket, and enjoying our beautiful outdoors—it’s safe to say nothing beats this time of year in our magnificent NZ.


If you're feeling like the wallet has been coming out a bit more lately, we’ve prepared a few tips and tricks to help you save energy at home this summer.


A few ideas we swear by:

Be sure to give the oven and the microwave a break - they deserve it too! Make the most of your backyard – fire up the BBQ as much as you can. Try a roast chicken one night too - it should come out super juicy and is a nice break from the good old fashioned sausage.


Sometimes nothing is harder than the post-party clean-up when the house is a mess and you want to go to bed – we won’t judge if you use the dishwasher. The most important thing to remember is the 'eco' setting. Your dishwasher, and the environment, will thank you for it!


Everyone knows one of the best things about summer are the long evenings (did someone say golden hour?) Make the most of them with the help of a few solar fairy lights. They look fantastic and add that wee bit of magic to outdoor family dinners. Just remember to switch off any lights inside that you’re not using!


If you're heading away over this time, #goodbyelockdowns, think about cleaning out your fridge before you leave. A clean fridge means it works more efficiently, saves you power and is lovely to come home to – win!


You can check out more of our energy saving tips here.

11 Jan 2022
1 minutes to read
By Contact Energy