Top 10 ways to reduce energy consumption and costs

  1. For electricity and gas, make sure you are getting the best deal

  2. In winter keep heaters to 18-20 degrees.
    In summer, cool your home to 25-27 degrees.
    Each degree adds around 10% to the amount of electricity used

  3. Switch to more energy efficient heating. Switching from an electric fan heater to a split system can save the average home nearly $700 a year on bills. There are rebates to install more efficient heating in your home

  4. Shut doors to areas you're not using, and only heat the rooms where you spend the most time

  5. Use window coverings (with pelmet) to keep warmth in during winter, and keep heat out in summer

  6. Seal up draughts in your house

  7. Insulate where possible

  8. Switch to energy-efficient lightbulbs (LEDs)

  9. When you buy an appliance, choose one with high energy and water ratings

  10. Keep your showers to  minutes and install a water saving shower head. Rebates info here