How can I reduce my energy usage?
The best way to lower your bills is to lower your energy consumption - the less energy you use the less you have to pay! We also understand that this is easier said than done and encourage you to reduce energy where you practically can.
The first step in reducing your bills is to understand the energy usage in your home. At Powershop we provide you with a range of usage tools in your online account and smartphone application.
Daily usage - The pink bar graph shows your daily electricity usage, cost per day and kilowatt hours usage at the bottom of the screen.
The smaller pink bar graph below the blue bar graph shows you what time of the day you are using your electricity.
HINT: If you notice an unusually high spike in electricity usage at certain times, think of what appliances you might have turned on and how you might better use it.
This graph allows you to see your daily electricity usage and what your average usage is over a period of time. You can adjust the period you are looking at using the black slider at the top of the graph.
This heat map shows you how much electricity you are using throughout the day. The lighter the shade, the more electricity being used at that time, conversely the darker the shade the less electricity is being used.
HINT: If you notice an unusually high spike in electricity usage at certain times, think of what appliances you might have turned on and how you might better use it. Once you understand more about your energy usage using the above tools, you might be able to reduce your energy usage and more importantly reduce your bills!
For more information on understanding your smart meter data you can visit our blog.
If you do not have a smart meter and would like to have one installed please register your interest here.
You can also use our handy energy saving tips to better understand how much electricity certain appliances use.
The Victoria Energy Saver's website also has some simple tips on reducing consumption.