Making your home more energy efficient can:
As well as checking your bills and overall energy usage, you can always conduct your own quick and simple home energy assessment. Just walk through your home and make a list of all the problems you see.
Check for: air leaks, insulation, ventilation, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, appliances and electronics.
This will give you an idea of where you currently stand.
There are many ways you can save energy – from setting your air conditioning to 24°C or higher to choosing more efficient lightbulbs.
But beyond these small changes, there’s plenty more you can do to make your home more energy efficient.
The Green Electricity Tariff (GET) is a local programme to help people lower their electricity consumption, and their carbon footprint.
With a GET programme you have the option of purchasing a low carbon electricity supply without having to install your own solar rooftop or other renewable energy source.
From water heaters to washing machines, more and more household products and appliances are becoming energy efficient.
The energy efficient label was introduced in 2006 by the Energy Commission for appliances that comply with the standards and requirements of an energy performance test.
Using a 5-star appliance will reduce your electricity consumption and bills.