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Looking to improve the energy efficiency of your appliances at home or work?
Click through for some suggestions of good places to start.

Make sure you get a smart meter for no up front cost from Powershop!

If you don’t already have one – a smart meter can help you get in control of your usage. With a smart meter, Powershop will show your energy usage in 30 minute intervals so you can work out what’s using up power and make decisions to change your behaviour to use less!


Victorian Energy Upgrades

A Victorian Government program providing households and businesses with access to discounts on energy-efficient products and services.


Energy Rating Calculator

Compare the energy efficiency of fridges, televisions, computer monitors, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and air conditioners.


Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council is the peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management in Australia.


Get LED lights

This free down light and $99 installation offer applies to Victoria only, thanks to the rebates available under the VEET scheme.


Thought about getting solar?

Powershop can help take the stress out of looking for a quality solar installer. We have done the hard work for you by handpicking a panel of solar installers to participate in our solar advisory service, Better Solar.


Energy Saving Tips For Home

How much energy is
your household using?

Energy efficiency is a mantra of modern life: cut consumption, reduce carbon emissions, stop the greenhouse effect. It can also shrink the size of the hole in your wallet. Check out what you're paying, on average, and what nasty greenhouse gases you're cooking up based on your state and size of household. Plus some extra tips for taming those energy-guzzling appliances.

Hover over each item to see its estimated impact on your bill and the planet.

Amounts shown are an average annual
costs for a 2 person household in NSW

The Kitchen

Power usage for a household in
Average annual cost for electricity in NSW1,2:


Click here to get an actual estimate for your household, or give us a call on 1800 462 668 to chat about how much we could save you.

Seasonal variations in NSW:

-Avg. / day
  1. Summer
  2. Autumn
  3. Winter
  4. Spring
1,200 kg
2,400 kg
3,600 kg of CO2-e
-Avg. CO2 / day
-Avg. CO2 / day
Can be offset completely with Powershop: a 100% carbon neutral electricity provider. Learn more >
The amount of greenhouse gasses (CO2-e) generated for purchased electricity varies by state due to a range of factors such as the age and efficiency of the power stations and network, the type of fuel used (e.g. gas, the different types of coal), and the amount of renewable energy sourced 3,4.
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*    only 4 months usage per year
**  assumes 1 per person in the household

Based on --c per kWh2

Note: The figures above were calculated in the following manner: power usage of appliance per hour × hours used per year = annual kWh. This was then converted to Australian dollars based on the cost per kWh in the relevant state. These figures are indicative only, and actual costs may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the appliances, how often they are used, and the actual cost per kWh (and any other fees) your current energy supplier charges.

Illustrations by Ellen Porteus

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