Energy-efficient living

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Off-peak, smart meters and time-of-use pricing

Changing when you use power can reduce your energy bill.

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Electricity and gas market offers

Save money by getting the best deal from your energy retailer.

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Getting started—energy

How to reduce your energy use, improve comfort and efficiency and save money.

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Understand your energy bill

Find out what charges and terms on your electricity bill mean.

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Home assessment

Getting a professional to assess your home will help you save energy, water and money.

Appliances and equipment

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Swimming pools, spas and pool pumps

Use our tips to reduce pool and spa energy and water costs.

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Energy rating labels

Choose more energy-efficient products and save money on your energy bills by understanding the energy rating label on appliances.

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Energy-efficient outdoor equipment

Buy, use and dispose of outdoor equipment with energy efficiency in mind.

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Energy-efficient appliances

Selecting energy-efficient appliances and using them efficiently saves energy and money.

Your home and rental

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Building and renovating for energy efficiency

Follow our helpful tips for building and renovating an energy-efficient home.

Lighting

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Energy-efficient lights

Make smarter lighting choices with energy-efficient LEDs and CFLs and reduce your electricity bills.

Hot water

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Solar hot water systems

Use solar energy to heat water for your household and save money on your energy bills.

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Gas hot water systems

Gas hot water systems can help reduce your energy bills.

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Heat pump hot water systems

How do they work and is a heat pump hot water system right for you?

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About hot water

Energy-efficient hot water systems can reduce your energy use and save you money.

Heating and cooling

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Windows, doors and skylights

Well designed windows, doors and skylights can significantly improve energy efficiency and comfort.

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Understand heating and cooling

Learn the best ways to heat and cool your home efficiently.

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Insulation

Insulation is a cost effective barrier to heat loss and gain in your home.

Solar, wind and hydro power

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Understand renewable energy

Renewable energy systems like solar PV panels can be used to generate power in your home.

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Solar power

Solar panels (photovoltaic or PV) can reduce your household energy consumption and costs.

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Wind turbines and small hydro

Get renewable energy from wind turbines and small hydro technology.

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Carbon offsets and abatement

You can offset greenhouse gas emissions generated by driving your car, air travel or household activities.