4 Ways To Lower Your Energy Bill – Without Spending Money!

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Tired of constantly paying high energy bills? Here are 4 cost-effective ways to lower energy consumption and cut down spending on your bills.

1. Manage Your Climate Control

Heating and cooling can be one of the largest energy consumers in your home, so it’s important to optimise your usage. You can do this by keeping your heating between 18°C and 20°C in the winter and your cooling between 25°C and 27°C in the summer. Also, close doors to unused rooms and focus on heating or cooling only the rooms you are using. Every additional degree can increase your energy usage by 5% to 10%!

2. Reduce Hot Water Consumption

Hot water usage is usually the next largest energy guzzler. You can reduce your hot water consumption by;

  • Using cold water to wash clothes and only washing full loads.
  • Running the dishwasher only when it’s full and scrape plates first, then rinse with cold water if necessary.
  • Installing a low-flow showerhead (it will pay for itself quickly) and trying to take shorter showers.

3. Check Your Windows

Up to 40% of your home’s heat could be lost through windows. Close curtains during the hottest part of the day in summer and open windows and curtains at night to release warm air and allow cool breezes to come in. Open curtains during winter days to let sunlight in and close them before it gets dark, particularly when using a heater.

4. Turn Off Items At The Wall

Appliances with clocks or lights are using electricity even when not in use, such as a phone charger. Turning off appliances at the wall is a simple way to save energy when they’re not in use.

Want to save even more energy? Track your usage.

You can lower your energy bills even further by tracking your home’s energy usage with the free Emerald app and Electricity Advisor. Set budget goals, receive weekly reports, and get real-time usage data on your phone. The Electricity Advisor is available free of charge to households in Victoria. Start saving now!


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