Find out how to reduce your home energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
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By reducing the amount of energy you use at home, you will:
The above statistics are based on the Residential Baseline Study, 2016.
Running costs also depend on:
In Victoria, heating uses the most amount of energy in your home, so upgrading your heating system can be the most effective way to cut your energy bill. Upgrading to an electric reverse cycle split system is the most energy efficient, lowest cost heating option available that generates the lowest greenhouse emissions.
Learn more at Choose the right heating system for your home and discover ways to Heat your home efficiently.
Hot water accounts for around at least 15% of the average Victorian household’s energy costs. The simplest ways to reduce the cost of water heating are to reduce your hot water use and ensure your system is operating efficiently.
If you have an older hot water system it will be less efficient and replacing it with a heat-pump hot water unit is a great option.
Learn more about hot water systems.
Energy-efficient home appliances often cost more to buy. But they save money in the long run, as you spend less money to run them.
When you buy a new appliance, use the energy rating labels to compare models and lifetime running costs. The more stars the label has, the more energy efficient it is and the lower the running cost will be.
Understand energy rating labels.
No matter how efficient your appliance is, you need to use it efficiently to save money on your energy bills.
Read how to choose the right appliance for energy efficiency, and how use them efficiently:
Make sure you dispose your unwanted appliances at your local e-waste drop off point to help protect the environment.
Learn about how to dispose of e-waste.
Install a solar PV system to generate electricity from the sun.
Learn about solar power.
To reduce your energy bills further, find a better rate with Victorian Energy Compare.
1 July 2019
The Household energy action guide offers simple, cost-effective ways to reduce your energy bills by taking action around your home. Could you be doing more to save energy and money?