Reducing your energy consumption
One important way to reduce your energy consumption is to choose
energy efficient appliances when you replace old appliances.
However, there are also steps you can take now to reduce your
energy bills at little or no cost.
Heating in winter
Cooling in summer
Electric hot water systems usually account for about one third
of a household's energy bill.
Fridges and freezers typically account for around 14% of a
household's annual electricity bill.
Turn TVs, DVDs, VCRs, games consoles, set top boxes, computers,
mobile phone and other chargers off at the power point when not in
use. This can account for up to 10% of your power bill.
Home Power Savings program
If your household is eligible under the NSW Home Power Savings
program, ask for a free home energy assessment, a power saving kit
and expert advice on reducing your energy consumption. See
Many other websites provide advice on saving energy. For
The NSW Government website www.savepower.nsw.gov.au and
Industry and Investment NSW
Reducing energy costs fact sheet
The Energy & Water Ombudsman of NSW (EWON) website http://www.ewon.com.au/
The Federal Government Living Greener website www.LivingGreener.gov.au
The Victorian government website www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au
Many energy retailers' websites also include tips on energy
saving (click here for links to energy retailers' websites).
For example AGL has an interactive energy advice tool,