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When summer fades and the temperature starts to fall, it's time to get ready for winter. By making changes around your home to reduce energy costs and increase comfort levels in autumn, you can make a big difference to both your bills and energy use this winter.

What part of Australia you live in and your climatic zone can make a big difference to the seasonal changes you experience and the things you need to consider to have a comfortable and low-energy house. In some regions, autumn means preparing to minimise heat loss and in others it's the time to reduce reliance on air conditioning and look at natural ventilation.