Reduce your energy use
Make your home more comfortable, affordable, and environmentally friendly by reducing your energy use. There are many changes you can make to improve the efficiency of energy use at home and many of these solutions are no-cost or low-cost. Check out some simple tips:
- Borrow an Energy and Water Efficiency Home Audit Kit (YouTube) from a Connected Casey Library branch. Each kit contains an easy-to-read instruction booklet, as well as the following equipment.
- Power-mate lite: shows how much electricity an appliance is using and costing.
- Energy saving thermometer: shows the appropriate operating temperature for heating, cooling, hot water service, fridge and freezer.
- Water flow measuring cup: tells you the flow of your shower and taps in litres per minute.
- Thermal imaging camera: highlights areas where draughts, water leaks and missing insulation might be present.
- Once you have used the Energy and Water Efficiency Home Audit Kit you are then eligible to apply for a rebate of up to $200 to draught proof your home.
- Install a solar system through Council’s trusted and affordable provider. Get advice and register your interest in a free quote on the Solar Saver’s website.
- Check out the City of Casey’s Open Data Platform and use the emissions dashboard to compare your household electricity and gas consumption, costs, and emissions to rest of your postcode to see how well your house is performing. The Open Data platform is an initiative of the Council, which aims to improve transparency, accountability, and innovation through the provision of open data.
- For other ideas to improve the energy efficiency of your home appliances including heating, cooling, and hot water head to the Sustainability Victoria website.
- When replacing old appliances, the Australian Government Energy Rating website provides information about the star energy rating system so you can save on your energy bills.