Cool your house
before peak energy
If you are on a time-of-use energy plan, cooling your home outside of peak energy hours, when electricity is cheaper, can result in substantial savings.
According to Climate Choices, heating and cooling accounts for 62% of an average ACT household’s energy use. So taking advantage of off-peak and shoulder periods will definitely help your back pocket. In the ACT, this typically means cooling your home before 7am, between 9am–5pm, or after 8 pm. In NSW, aim to cool your home outside of 5pm-8pm on weekdays.
To maintain a cooler temperature during peak hours, only cool rooms that are in use and close off unoccupied areas to enhance energy efficiency. Also, consider utilising fans or natural outdoor breezes to maintain a cooler temperature, and close off curtains and blinds when the sun is shining to help keep the cool air in. By doing so, you are lowering your reliance on air-conditioning during peak periods, ultimately lowering your energy bills.
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