Electrifying your home can save you up to $1,770 per year, give you a healthier home and reduce carbon emissions.
It doesn’t have to be all at once. Take your time and prepare so that when appliances such as hot water need replacing, you’re ready to make the switch.
If it takes six months or six years, you can reduce your bills and make a safe choice for your household.
Use the Shire's Go Electric Action Plan(PDF, 549KB) to prepare to electrify your home.
Get home energy advice and find out what your home needs to run cheaply and efficiently.
Transition to using solar power and batteries to power your house and car or alternatively purchase renewable or ‘green power’ from your power provider, or preferably both.
Improve the thermal shell of your home with insulation, draft proofing, upgraded windows and increased thermal mass. You could be losing up to 25% of winter heat from your home through air leakage.
Upgrade the appliances in your home with the Victorian Energy Upgrades for households
Replace your homes gas heating and cooling system with an electric system such as reverse cycle units.
If you have a gas heater, it could be leaking dangerous carbon monoxide
Replace your gas hot water system with a hot water heat pump or electrical equivalent.
Switch to an induction stovetop or electric equivalent for a healthier home.
Replace your petrol or diesel car with an electric vehicle or move to active transport.
Electrification Case Studies
Learn from others who have made the switch. Find out how they did it and how they have benefited from switching to an all-electric home.
Compare personal green loans to fund an eco-friendly product or project.