Home Energy Efficiency Tips: Save Money and Emissions

02.06.20 By

Here in Australia and right around the world, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home recently due to coronavirus. More time at home means more household energy used, and this energy consumption is only going to grow now that its winter and we’re starting to crank the heating.

With increased energy usage comes an increase in our electricity bills, and, importantly, our greenhouse gas emissions.

Electricity generation is the biggest contributor to climate change in Australia, because the majority of our electricity is made by burning fossil fuels like coal and gas. Australians are also among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet (both in total and per person), which means there is a lot more we could be doing at home to try and reduce our energy consumption.

So, we’ve put together our top tips for reducing your household energy consumption this winter, to help you reduce your electricity bills and your contribution to climate change.

1. APPLIANCES

2. LIGHTING

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3. PREPARE YOUR SPACES

4. HEATING AND COOLING

 

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