Changing our habits at home can reduce our impact on the environment, even in small ways such as choosing more efficient appliances, insulating and draught proofing your home will make a difference.
By remembering to switch off appliances at the wall when we’re not using them, installing energy efficient appliances - such as split system air conditioners, hot water heat pumps, and induction stove tops - and using solar panels for renewable energy, we can make a difference.
Planning for, and switching to, an all-electric home will help decrease our energy usage, energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
- For information and tips on energy efficiency, draught proofing, reducing emissions, recycling, reducing waste and community and business grants visit Sustainability Victoria's website.
- For information on the Victorian Government's solar PV, batteries and solar hot water rebates program, visit Solar Victoria's website.
- To compare energy retailers, visit the independent Victorian Government price comparison site for current retail offers electricity, gas and solar feed-in tariffs Victorian Energy Compare.
- Visit the Victorian Energy Upgrades website for information about discounts on installation of eligible energy efficient appliances via accredited Victorian Energy Upgrade (VEU) providers. Appliances include clothes dryers; fridges and freezers; heating and cooling; home energy assessments; hot water systems; insulation; lighting; televisions; pool pumps; shower heads; weather sealing and window glazing.
- Learn more about the Residential Efficiency Scorecard national program that rates the energy efficiency of existing homes. Scorecard assessments are performed by government-accredited assessors that also provide tailored recommendations for improvements to reduce energy bills, go all-electric and make your home more comfortable.
- For more information about becoming all electric at home and getting off gas, visit the non-profit organisation Renew's Getting Off Gas Toolkit website.