Registered Electrical Contractors
Registered with Energy Safe Victoria , Electrical Contractors Number 13464. Australian Business Number 40 082 220 540.
Melbourne Based Electrical Services
Domestic, Commercial, Industrial electricians servicing Melbourne metro and surrounding suburbs, 24 hours 7 days a week.

Energy Saving Options   

We all know that reducing energy use and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is good for your pocket and good for the environment. But, where do we start? What can we do? What has the biggest impact? What is the easiest? Can reducing energy usage be cost effective? For energy saving quote contact United Electrical Services, we can quote energy saving timers, sensors and energy saving light bulb replacement.

These practical ideas are easy to implement, are low cost or, in many cases, no cost (just little changes in the way we do things) and have an immediate impact on your wallet and the environment.


Electrical Saving  Options
  • Install Electrical timers for pool equipment and pumps
  • Turn off lighting in rooms that are not used
  • Replacing incandescent lighting with energy saving Fluorescent bulbs
  • Turning of computer  monitor in study after 5 minutes.You will save more than half the energy used by the computer and there will be no startup time when you turn the monitor back on. LCD monitors are much more efficient than CRT monitors, so purchase these when replacing computers
  • Install sensor lighting to control internal lighting as well as external lighting. Sensors and timers add convenience as well as save money.
  • When purchasing new equipment & appliances, compare the alternative products available, to find one that not only does the job well, but is also energy saving. Many appliances have their energy efficiency ratings readily available.
  • Service heating and cooling equipment every six months, efficient electrical equipment use less energy.
  • Install Light dimmers on existing lighting, this will save up to 50% on energy usage.


Living areas

  • Capture the sun's warmth by opening curtains during the day and closing them before it gets dark
  • Keep doors, curtains and blinds closed in heated rooms and in the evening
  • Place heaters away from windows
  • Block off unused fireplaces
  • Use the thermostat and timer on your heaters so they automatically turn on and off as required
  • Don't heat rooms you're not using
  • Unplug unused appliances or switch them off at the wall. Even standby mode uses energy
  • Seal off draughts


  • Use a hot water bottle
  • Put an extra blanket on the bed instead of using your electric blanket


  • Install a AAA-rated water efficient shower head
  • Shower with the windows open to avoid moisture forming - dry air is easier to heat


  • Wash full loads
  • Choose a front loading washing machine
  • Use shorter wash cycles
  • If you're using the clothes dryer, fill it - it's more efficient to dry a full load
  • Clean the clothes dryer lint filter after use
  • Use the low heat setting on your dryer whenever you can
  • Ventilate the clothes dryer to the outside
  • Switch to cold water when you're doing the laundry


  • Only switch on a full dishwasher and use the economy cycle
  • If your dishwasher can generate its own hot water,use this function - it's more efficient than using hot water from your cylinder
  • Defrost food naturally instead of using the microwave
  • Use a microwave or toaster instead of the oven or stovetop whenever you can
  • Avoid opening oven doors too often - each time you do the temperature drops by up to 15'C
  • Fridges and freezers operate most efficiently when they're full but not overloaded
  • Set your freezer at -18'C and your fridge between 2'C and 5'C for greatest efficiency
  • Leave space around the back of your fridge or freezer for air to circulate
  • Avoid placing your fridge or freezer next to your oven or stove, or in direct sunlight
  • Use cold water for the kettle