Frequently Asked Questions

Electricity - I'm not happy about electricity price increases. What can I do?

WAYS TO SAVE MONEY

CONSIDER MAKING SOME CHANGES

Swimming pools are the biggest single contributor to high energy bills, adding an average of $620 or more than 33% to the household energy bill.

Reducing the operating times for pumps and filters can save energy and money, and simply changing operating times can save you money if you have a time of use meter or if you can connect your pump and filter to an off peak electricity supply.

Second fridges can add an average of $300 to annual electricity bills, closely followed by spas.

Using your clothes dryer once a week will cost you $77 over a year. If you use it everyday that's $539.

GET SOME HELP

There is a plenty of advice and assistance to help you reduce energy consumption and save money.

REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION

 HELP PAYING BILLS

  • Department of Trade & Investment's Energy Assistance Guide
  • See your energy retailer for payment plans and options.

GETTING THE BEST PRICE

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) maintains Energy Made Easy a website to compare different energy offers

APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY

Energy Rating Website E3 Equipment Energy Efficiency

 

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