Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy is important to the environment, the country and your budget. For a comprehensive list of ways to save energy, we recommend visiting the Australian Government's energy website for energy basics for householders.

Below are some of our tips for saving on your next gas bill.

Heating

  • Set your temperature to a maximum of 20 degrees Celsius. Controlling your maximum temperature will help to minimize your costs.
  • Use the thermostat on your heating system to ensure that the appliance switches off when it has reached the required temperature
  • Use the timer on your heating system to control when the heater in running and to only use it when you want it
  • Service your product regularly to ensure that it is running efficiently
  • Use zoning on your ducted heating system to only heat the rooms as required.
  • Install room-by-room control settings to heat rooms and different temperatures and to not waste unwanted heat.
  • Buy thicker curtains for the winter to keep heat in
  • Instead of turning the heater on, consider using an extra layer of clothing or more blankets
  • Use more blankets and doonas during the winter period to lessen the need for more heat
  • Ensure your house has insulation and any door drafts are minimised
  • Use rugs on floorboards or tiled floors
  • Install a remote so you can control the temperature of your system easily

Hot Water

  • Wash your clothing in cold rather than warm water
  • Restrict the number of baths you have and utilize showers
  • Have shorter showers and use a shower timer to limit the amount of time the family is in the shower
  • Maintain your hot water system and ensure that it is serviced regularly
  • Only use the water you need when washing dishes
  • Install a remote so you can control the temperature of your system easily
  • Upgrade your old hot water system to a new energy efficient model
  • Immediately repair dripping hot water taps and replace any shower heads with water saving models

Cooking

  • Ensure the flame on your gas cooktop is blue. If it is yellow, you will need a gas fitter to come and fix it
  • Install an energy efficient system that uses electronic spark ignition rather than a continuous burning pilot light
  • Limit the times the oven door is opened whilst cooking and try to cook multiple items at once
  • Don’t preheat the oven if you don’t have to. Gas is instantaneous and sometimes it will not need to be left to heat up
  • Keep ovens and burners clean to ensure that the appliances are running efficiently