Saving power saves money
Do you feel that you have little control over your power bill? It is surprisingly simple to make changes that help you take charge of your bill.
How much can I save?
An average Australian family of four can make changes that add up to hundreds of dollars a year in savings. For example:
- Hot water is often the biggest energy user in your house. Washing clothes in cold water can save you around $115 per year.
- Appliances are responsible for as much as a third of your energy bill. Get rid of the second fridge and save yourself around $140 per year.
- Switch your electric clothes dryer off and use the clothesline. Wind and sun can save you around $63 per year.
- Standby power is the invisible enemy. Switch gaming consoles off at the wall and save around $150 per year.
See Top 10 ways to save on power for more suggestions.
Take a walk through the interactive energy-efficient house to see how you could make a change to your power usage and take charge of your bill. Tips include home insulation, weatherproofing and efficient water heating.
You can also calculate the ways you can save money: