Understanding Energy Use in the Home
Before you begin to reduce your energy usage it is good to gain an understanding of how and where energy is used in the home.Check out the image below for a snapshot of where the average household energy is consumed.You may be surprised to know that Hot Water and Heating and Cooling can make up to 60% of your energy usage.
You can explore the Understanding Energy Use document further and/or skip through to the Activity Centre to see how your home compares to the average.
But firstly, all energy in your home is monitored and costed using a meter so as you continue to explore energy use in the home, it is also a good time to locate and learn to read your meter
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Take a look at how you source energy around your home and if it compares to the average household.
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Useful Tips and Facts
- Avoid using a clothes dryer to dry your clothes.
- Boil your kettle using only the amount of water you need
- Only run one fridge.
- Reduce the number of hot showers to one a day.
- Turn off appliances at the wall.