Guide to reducing your energy use and saving money

Guide to Reducing Your Energy Use and Saving Money

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From curtains to LCD monitors, taking showers to making toast, the ATA’s Guide to Reducing Your Energy Use and Saving Money examines all the ways to save money and improve energy efficiency around the home. The guide is designed to help low-income households reduce their home’s energy use without the need for major spending on renovations or appliances.

 

The guide was developed by the ATA and the Victorian Council of Social Service, with support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

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Inside you’ll find:

Tips for the whole house

Includes lighting and heating/cooling tips

Living room

Includes tips for efficient use of appliances such as TVs and computers.

Kitchen

Includes tips for efficient use of fridges, dishwashers and cooking appliances.

Bathroom

Includes tips for efficient hot water and minimise water use.

Laundry

Making changes in the laundry can be as simple as hanging up your clothes or as complex as researching and purchasing the latest in energy and water efficient appliances.

Getting around

Transport is a major contributor to energy use, but there are many choices you can make to reduce your impact while still getting you from A to B.

Keeping the lights on

All households have rights that protect them from disconnection if they simply can’t afford to pay a bill, and ensure that retailers follow proper processes if, as a last resort, they do disconnect.

The guide was developed by the ATA and the Victorian Council of Social Service, with support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.