Use your energy sense
It's the simple things we can all do to reduce our energy usage that make good energy sense.
Whether you're lighting up a room or cooling it down, you can save electricity by following our Energy Sense Hints to help you switch on your energy sense at home. We also have a range of workplace suggestions for saving energy.
Visit the Australian Government's Living Greener website for information on energy efficiency or the Energy Rating website for information about energy-efficient products and running cost comparisons.
Just a few small changes which will reduce your electricity consumption can make a big difference by also saving you money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the bargain.
Switch to solar hot water
Next time you upgrade your hot water system, think about switching to solar – it could really pay off.
Installing a solar hot water system could help you save between 60% and 80% on your hot water costs. Savings are based on replacing a 250L electric hot water system with a 250L roof-mounted solar hot water system. This may vary depending on a number of factors including the direction your roof faces, if there are trees shading the house, and the intensity and amount of sunlight in your area etc.
Install a solar power system
You may choose to invest in a solar power system at home or in your business to help save on your electricity bills and help the environment.
Before committing to installing a solar system, you or your supplier must get the go-ahead from Ergon Energy to connect your system to the Ergon Energy network. Our renewable energy system connection section can step you through the process of applying for approval and getting your system installed. It also includes information on a number of government incentives that may be available to assist you with the cost of installing a solar power system at your place.