Gas saving tips
Here are some things you can do to save on your gas bill
- Save up to $30 a year by fitting
draught seals to the openings of
external windows and doors to
prevent warm air escaping.
- Open curtains during the day to
let in the sun and close them before
it gets dark to keep heat in.
- Use well-fitted curtains or blinds
to trap cold air near the window.
- Save up to $70 a year by installing
- Save up to $260 a year by installing
ceiling insulation to keep the heat in.
- Set your heater’s thermostat between 18 and 20 degrees. Every degree higher can add 15% to your heating costs.
- If you've got your ducted heating on, use the zoning function and close doors and vents in rooms you're not using.
- Clean your heater’s filter regularly to help it run efficiently.
- Turn your heater off overnight or when you leave the house.
- Replace older heaters with energy efficient ones. You may be able to get a rebate for installing reverse cycle air conditioners under the Victorian government’s Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades program.
Dishwasher and washing machine
- Only run your dishwasher when it’s full.
- Save up to $40-$80 a year by
using the ‘cold water’ setting on
your washing machine.
- Save up to $160 a year by replacing
old showerheads with energy
- Fix dripping taps, especially hot
- When using a stovetop, keep lids
on pots to reduce cooking time.
- Check that your oven door seal is in good
condition and replace it if it’s damaged.