Energy Efficiency Tips

How to reduce your energy consumption

Use energy efficient appliances

New, energy efficient appliances can help you save on your energy bills, and the environment will thank you too.

Take shorter hot showers

Taking a shorter hot shower can make a big difference. Keep a timer in the shower and get in the habit of setting it. Unless of course it’s summer and you have a solar hot water system with the booster switched off.

Go local and support WA!

Go local and support WA! Local food is often fresher and tastier than food that’s travelled thousands of kilometres to reach your plate. It also generates less pollution and requires less energy.

Use full laundry and dishwasher loads.

Decrease your energy and water usage by running full laundry and dishwasher loads.

Keep filters clean

Help devices work at their most efficient levels – keep swimming pool filters, and dryer and washing machine lint filters clean. If you have a dryer – hey you’re in Perth not London ?? try a natural breeze.

Switch to efficient light bulbs

Switch to compact fluorescent bulbs or LEDs. Not only do they use less energy but they also last much longer than traditional light bulbs, resulting in less waste. Turn lights off when you leave a room.

Ensure you have good window and door seals

Keep your heat or air-conditioning air from escaping by making sure you have good window and door seals. Air leakage can be a significant contributor to high energy costs.

Switch things off

Switch off and even unplug electrical devices when they’re not in use. This will help decrease energy used on a daily basis. This small change can make a big difference on your power bill.

Kettles are huge energy guzzlers

If you frequently use a kettle to boil water consider keeping a thermos handy. Kettles are huge energy guzzlers.

The second fridge

An old second fridge, especially if left outside can consume a very high proportion of your power bill. You might save hundreds of dollars per year on this item alone.

Useful Links

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Australian Government is committed to developing programs and initiatives to support householders, industry and the community to save energy and reduce emissions. The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency’s A-Z of Government initiatives provides a comprehensive listing of climate change and energy efficiency programs and initiatives, here are some of them:

Energy efficiency

Jobs and Industry Assistance

Land Sector

Other programs

Rebates and assistance are provided by the Australian Government and most State and Territory governments. To find out what assistance may be available in your location visit the Living Greener website.

 

Clean Energy Future

The Australian Government’s comprehensive plan for securing a Clean Energy Future . The plan will cut pollution and drive investment, helping to ensure Australia can compete and remain prosperous in the future. 

 

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER)

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) is the Government body respon​sible for administering legislation to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of clean energy.