Hey aspiring energy saver – if you’re not ready to move off-grid and get really good at making fires (hi, nomads!), you know that energy saving tips need to be a little more practical.
It’s a good thing for us that every now and then, someone has a stroke of genius that changes their power bill for the better (without changing their world). So we asked a bunch of Aussies how they’re saving energy and put
all their tips in one place for you here.
Here are our faves on how to save energy without breaking the bank. They make being a little more energy conscious easy, or even a little more fun. (Apart from the push ups. Push ups are not fun.)
If you’re ready to start putting a bit of cash behind it, these are some small investments people have made that made a difference to their power spend.
Do this in the parts of your house you don’t normally use, too. Just because they fly under the radar doesn’t mean they’re not letting cool air into your house (we’re looking at you, non-descript back room).
If a dollar saved is a dollar earned, but you’ve got to spend money to make money, then spending money on money-saving is just about the smartest thing you could ever do.
Even better if someone’s already tested the idea for you. Here’s what people have invested in at their place and loved enough to share with us.
These are the people who took a look a little further outside the box. Sometimes so far outside that they’re on their own planet with a population of one. (And that’s okay.) Here are a few of our favourites that flew
a little left of field.
Most of these energy saving ideas came from everyday energy users, but we’ve also added a few of our faves from the CSIRO Home Energy Saving Handbook (2013).
* To the wise guys out there, the idea of listening to ‘Purple Rain’ (twice) is not a new one, and your 17-minute showers – in the immortal words of Shania Twain – don’t impress us much. (In a song that comes in at
just under 4 minutes. Just saying.)
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