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Reduce your energy bills

How much can you save?

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By using energy wisely and adopting energy-saving measures, you can save money and cut down on energy wastage at home while meeting your needs for convenience and comfort.

Whether it's washing clothes in cold water, adjusting your thermostat or turning off power at the wall—it all adds up. 

The following simple actions could save a household about $605 over the course of a year.

  • Getting rid of the second fridge, if you’ve got one, could save around $172 a year.
  • Switching off the game console after use could save up to $193 a year.
  • Using the clothesline once a week instead of using the dryer could save around $79 a year.
  • Installing a water-efficient showerhead ​can save a two-person household at least $160 a year on energy and water costs.

These amounts are a guide only. Exact savings will vary depending on the age of your appliances, the size of your home, the climatic zone you live in, and the energy prices you pay, including the type of energy contract you choose.

If you need to upgrade a major appliance, buying an energy-efficient one is often a worthwhile investment over the life of your product. By replacing your electric storage hot water system with a solar hot water system or a heat pump water heater, you could make significant savings on your energy bill. The amount you save depends on your individual circumstances.