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Sustainable Living at Home


Energy Efficiency at Home

With almost 60% of residential energy emissions coming from electricity use, Council wants to help you save energy and money in your home. We’ve compiled a series of short videos on how to be more energy efficient and in turn save money on your heating and cooling, hot water, insulation, standby power, solar and batteries. There’s also a video on how to read your electricity bill to ensure you are getting value for money. 

Borrow an Energy Meter from the library to learn:

  • Which appliances cost the most to run
  • What settings on your appliances are the most energy efficient
  • If any appliances need to be upgraded
  • Which appliances can be run on a timer or standby controller
Visit Lane Cove Library's website to find out more.

Watch the video on Standby Power to learn:

·        How to save 10-15% on your electricity bill

·        How energy meter readings and smart powerboards can benefit you

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What the video on Energy Bills to learn:

·        How to save 15 – 20% off your bill

·        Understand tariffs and time of use charges

·        How the Energy Made Easy website shows the cheapest electricity provider

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Watch the video on Insulation and Sealing to learn:

·        The importance of blocking draughts to reduce costs

·        What you can do at home and when to seek professional assistance

·        When to upgrade your insulation

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Watch the video on Heating and Cooling to learn:

·        The benefits of fans and a dark home

·        Making air conditioning work for you

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Watch the video Solar Power to learn

·        Most installations pay for themselves in 3-4 years

·        How to make the most of the energy you produce

·        What assistance the Clean Energy Council can provide

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Watch the video on House Batteries to learn:

·        Most installations pay for themselves in 10 years

·        How to get the best battery to match your needs

·        How to calculate the value proposition