Plico Team 11/06/2021 2 min read

Winter warming tips and tricks

Keeping your home warm is the biggest energy challenge in winter.

We can help you make the most out of your Solar Battery System and get through the cold nights with these winter warming tips!
  • Keep heating on low during the solar window to build thermal mass
  • Keep the thermostat to between 18 and 20 degrees for efficient heating
  • Reverse ceiling fans to bring that warm air back down to where you need it most
  • Rug up! It sounds silly but we often go to the heater before we add an extra layer of clothing
  • Hot water bottles are great for bed time and stay warm for hours 
  • If you have multiple electric heating options, test which one is the most efficient using data from the Plico app – try running each for 20 minutes or so to collect enough data to see which one uses less energy 
  • Insulate your home so that it retains heat in winter
  • Close curtains and window coverings – glass is a big culprit for heat loss in the home, unless you have double glazing
  • Seal doors and windows to prevent draughts
  • Heat only the rooms you need and close doors to other parts of the house if you can 
  • If you are home during the day, load shift as much as possible. Do the washing, put the dishwasher on, dry your hair etc during the 'solar window' (ie the hours your system is producing the most energy, usually between 11:00am and 4:00pm) so that you can use only the essentials at other times of the day

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Plico Team

Plico is a leading Australian clean energy company building a sustainable energy grid for the future. Born and bred in WA, our innovative membership model puts power back into the hands of the community, allowing our members to save money, enjoy blackout protection and generate their own clean energy, all for one low weekly instalment.