Hot water accounts for around 16% of the average Victorian household's energy costs. Most of the hot water is used in the bathroom, followed by the laundry and the kitchen.
Regardless of the type of hot water system you use, there are a number of common sense ways to reduce the amount of hot water you use and pay for.
There are a range of energy efficient hot water heaters to choose from, depending on your fuel source, household size, budget and preference for instantaneous or storage systems.
Choose the right hot water system for your needs and use it wisely, and you can save energy and lower your hot water costs.
Energy efficient water heaters can reduce household energy bills significantly. The table below shows the estimated average annual savings from replacing an existing water heater with a high efficiency water heater.