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What’s the real reason for rising energy costs?

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Rising energy prices are putting further strain on households during a cost of living crisis. But does it need to be this way?

 
As if rising inflation and interest rates weren’t bad enough?

Well, throw rising energy costs into the mix as well, as many households were stung by higher bills this month.

So why is this happening, and what’s the impact on everyday households and the rest of the economy?

How can I conserve energy?

Here are some steps to help you save power.

Adjust Temperature Settings:

Set your thermostat to 60 degrees Celsius for storage hot water systems.
For continuous flow hot water systems, maintain the temperature below 50 degrees Celsius.
Maintain air conditioner settings between 23°C and 26°C for cooling.
For heating, keep the temperature between 18°C and 21°C.

Optimise Washing Machine Usage:

Use cold water cycles for washing.
If using hot water, ensure it’s below 60°C; hot cycles use significantly more energy.

Seal Drafts and Gaps:

Block gaps using door snakes and apply weather seals to doors, windows, skirting boards, skylights, and cornices.
Close doors to rooms not requiring cooling or heating.

Eliminate Energy Vampires:

Turn off appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, microwaves, and TVs at the wall to prevent standby power consumption.

Replace Inefficient Items:

Install a water-efficient shower-head to reduce water heating costs and overall water usage.
Switch to energy-efficient LED light bulbs, consuming 80% less energy than older types.

Mindful Lighting Usage:

Turn off lights when rooms are unoccupied to save energy.
By following these guidelines, you can effectively conserve energy and reduce both your electricity bills and environmental impact.

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The integral step to entering the property market

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In the debate surrounding housing affordability, a divergence emerges between media portrayals and stark realities. While the crisis is often depicted as insurmountable, critics argue that individuals tend to blame external factors rather than taking personal responsibility.

Despite challenges, advocates urge a shift from despair to possibility, emphasizing personal agency and proactive pursuit of homeownership goals. Thus, while acknowledging the hurdles, reframing the discourse empowers individuals to navigate the housing market with resilience and determination, making the dream of owning a home a tangible reality for those willing to seize it. #Trending #Featured

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LA real estate agent reveals the secret to success

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What does it take to be a top performing real estate agent?

Wyld Money dives into the world of financial freedom. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just getting started, join us for actionable tips and tricks to unlock your earning potential, and retire on your own terms.

In this episode, Mark delves into the fast paced world of LA luxury real estate with renowned agent, Glen Coutinho from Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills. #wyld money #trending

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Why the meme-stock frenzy is unlikely to repeat

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GME shares surge 74%, but experts stress a meme-stock frenzy resurgence is unlikely due to fundamental differences in the company’s financial situation.

Australia’s budget unveils a second consecutive surplus of A$9.3 billion, prioritising the critical minerals industry and green energy initiatives to reduce reliance on Chinese supply.

Also, GameStop shares have surged 74%, but experts caution against expecting a repeat of the 2021 meme-stock frenzy. #featured #trending

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