Your home’s energy-efficiency rating significantly impacts household costs and your home’s saleability. Here’s just a few ways you can help to reduce your home’s environmental impact, plus save on your bills at the same time!
Switch to Solar Hot Water Only 10% of Australian homes use solar hot water systems even though hot water is the biggest source of energy use.
Install A Water Efficient Shower Head A water efficient shower head is a cost effective way to decrease the amount of water your house hold uses, saving water and the cost of heating it. Try shortening your showers to 6 minutes if you want to save even more.
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances Check the star rating on all appliances before you buy them. What may seem like a cheaper option at the time could end up costing you more in the long term.
Change Your Light Bulbs A simple switch to energy efficient lighting can lower your electricity bill. CFLs and LEDs are the most energy efficient lighting options.
Consider GreenPower When you chose a GreenPower product, the company commits to buying the equivalent amount of renewable energy in a government-accredited program.
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