Websites you must visit

We all want to save on our electricity bills and prices are still rising.  There are lots of different ways to save on power, some are simple and others more complicated. The best place to start is to check out these government websites to get all the good goss on how to save power in your home, shop wisely and find the best energy deals.

  1. For  information about energy saving generally go to: www.yourenergysavings.gov.au
  2. To find the most energy efficient appliance while out shopping download this app at: www.energyrating.gov.au
  3. To compare electricity or gas plans to find the best deal go to: www.energymadeeasy.gov.au

The PowerPlay Retrofit Kit

Find out how these products can help you reduce your household usage and save you money.

LED lighIMG_0481t bulbs

Did you know there is an 85% saving on each LED light bulb you install in you house?

While LEDs are more expensive they have a life equivalent to 15 years if used 3.6 hours/day.

 

 

IMG_0509Draught Proofing your home

Did you know that draughts can increase your heating costs by around 20%?

Draught proof your home by blocking unwanted gaps around doors and windows that let cold air in and warm air out!  This is the cheapest way to reduce your heating costs in winter.

 

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Room Temperature Thermometer

Do you know the thermostat settings for heating and cooling your home?

A comfortable room temperature for winter is 20°C. In summer set your air conditioning thermostat at 25-27°C.
Remember that each degree of extra heating or cooling can increase your energy consumption by about 10%. If you can’t program your heating, use this wireless thermometer in your living area to monitor the temperature.

 

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Turning off stand by power

Did you know that stand by power could amount to 10% of your electricity bill?

Stand by power is the electricity used by your home entertainment items, computers and printers when not in use but stilled turned on at the wall. Now you can make sure your appliances are switched off simultaneously at three powerpoints with this remote control. No more climbing over furniture or under desks to turn off your systems!

 

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Monitoring the energy cost and usage of your household appliances

Did you know that household appliances account for about one third of your electricity bill and about 45% of greenhouse emissions in the average household?

Older appliances use significantly more energy than newer ones. On average a dishwasher purchased in the early 1990s uses twice as much water and 40% more energy that a current model! For example, an old fridge or freezer manufactured before 1999, when strict Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) were introduced, also uses 40% more energy. This smart energy watt monitor lets you measure its usage and see how much it costs!

 

Saving for a better future

Check out these energy saving tips from our PowerPlay App Game.  You too can save for a better future!