Save on your summer energy costs

by making a few small changes around your home.

  • Ensure the fridge temperature is set to 4°C and freezers to -18°C. Consider using an esky for entertaining instead of a mini fridge.
  • If you have a pool, use a pool filter timer so it only runs when needed.
  • Switch off TV’s, game consoles and don’t leave laptops or phones attached to the charger.
  • Use ceiling fans or pedestal fans, they only cost a couple of cents an hour to run.
  • Set airconditioning on hot days to no lower than 24°C. Every degree you lower it can add 10% to your electricity bill.
  • Use a clothes line instead of your dryer.
  • Only use your dishwasher when its full and air dry the dishes to save more electricity.
  • Close up your house during the heat of the day and open it up at night to cool it down naturally.
  • Replace airconditioner filters. Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use.
  • Use strategically planted trees, shrubs and vines to shade your home from the heat of the sun.