Save on your winter energy costs

by making a few small changes around your home.

  • Heating uses the most energy in most households. Reduce your energy bill by minimising the: space you heat, time you heat for and temperature setting on your heater.
  • Lower your heater's thermostat by 1°C and reduce energy use by up to 10%.
  • Reduce the time you heat by one hour a day and save up to 90 hours of heating over winter.
  • Insulate your home. High insulation levels (R4+ ceiling, R2+ walls)^, and insulating window coverings, will reduce heating and cooling bills and pay for themselves over time.
  • Reduce heat loss by sealing cracks, installing draught sealing tape around doors and windows, and using door stoppers.
  • Do you need your second fridge? Book a FREE fridge pick up with ActewAGL’s Fridge Buyback online or by calling 1300 136 008 and you could save up to $200 a year on electricity costs*. You could also be eligible for a $30 rebate.
  • Hot water heating uses a lot of energy - if you have a tank make sure it’s set no higher than 60°C. If replacing, consider solar or instant hot water heaters.
  • Replace all lighting with compact fluorescent (CFL) globes or LEDs which use ¼ or less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last much longer.