Published on 30 October 2020
As residential energy usage increases with everyone having to work from home, unfortunately many have been experiencing bill shock.
Mornington Peninsula Shire has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) to provide residents with free 20-minute phone consultation to discuss ways to reduce your energy use.
You’ll be able to learn how to take control of your energy bills by understanding what areas of your home are using the most energy and what measures you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
To access this free service contact AEF on 1300 23 68 55 or book your appointment here: bookings.aef.com.au/#/customer/energyconsultations
In the meantime, here are six easy ways to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable and entertained:
1: Energy bill comparison
Compare your energy bills quickly and easily at the state government website Victorian Energy Compare. If you haven’t switched your plan for a while, you could end up saving quite a bit.
Keep heat from escaping your home:
Many households find heating and cooling is their biggest energy expense. Cut those costs while keeping cool during the summer by:
4: Hot water
Here are tips to reduce your hot water usage:
5: Electronics and appliances
Our computers, TVs, game consoles and sound systems are heavily used. Here are ways to reduce your appliance’s electricity consumption:
6: Solar research
Now that you are home during the day, it’s the perfect time to investigate your options for solar and battery storage. Going solar will lower your energy bills permanently and has a short payback period of three to seven years with multiple financing options.