Want to slice 10% off your energy bill? Turn heating off half an hour before going to go to bed or leaving the house and you won’t notice the house cooling. Includes How-To video.
To make things easier, place multiple appliances on a single or multiple switch powerboard to avoid hard-to-reach spots and reduce the number of switches to flick.
Time for a fridge health check? Clean seals to make sure the door closes securely. Check the national fridge seals website to find the right seals for your fridge. Includes How-To video.
Whether it’s checking the seals of your fridge or where the draughts are, our tips will also help you save on your bills! Our series of myth busters cracks into common myths about the home
Our tips will help you improve your overall home’s energy efficiency, making it more economical to run and helping to reduce your electricity, gas and water bills.
It makes little sense to allow shower water or water that’s only been used to rinse clothes in a washing machine (unless you are washing nappies) to go straight into the sewer.
Making changes in the laundry can be as simple as hanging out clothes rather than putting them in the dryer or as complex as researching energy and water efficient appliances. Includes How-To video.
Recycling involves more than just paper and plastic. Reducing your water and energy bills and waste is about your behaviour as well as your home and appliances.
Pot plants placed together create their own microclimate, reducing their need for frequent water. Watering longer but less often encourages plants to grow deeper roots, making them more resilient to drought conditions.
The average Australian home has numerous gaps, cracks and unsealed fixtures and fittings (such as doors and stove smoke extractors), that combined, are equivalent to one open window per house.
You don’t need a lot of time, money or space to grow food. Here are the 5 best veggies and herbs to grow plus essential tips for a happy balcony or pot plant garden.
The average Australian spends over $9000 a year on transport and most of that is fuel. Reducing your traveling time is better for the environment, your health and your hip pocket.
Renters too can find many simple, inexpensive ways to reduce a rental home’s energy and water use which range from the simplest tweaks to improvements that may require permission from your landlord.
Living in a free-standing home is completely different to strata community living such as in apartments and, townhouses. There are special considerations that need to be made before you consider any major changes.
Increasing costs in energy and water are making it difficult for some people to pay your mortgage or your rent. There are various assistance and support services available nationally and in each state.