Home energy efficiency handbook

Save energy – Save the environment
Save money on your energy bills

 

We can all save money by using energy wisely in our homes

This booklet has been designed to help you understand the costs associated with energy use in the home and to help you identify opportunities to reduce those costs.

Lighting, hot water, heating, cooling and household appliances are all included on the checklists that appear on the following pages.

The breakdown of energy usage in the average home is detailed below:

Heating

50%

Hot water

25%

Refrigeration

9%

Cooking

8%

Appliances

5%

Lighting

2%

Cooling

1%

 
Source: Sustainable Energy Authority, Victoria

 

By walking through each room in your house and referring to the attached checklist - and by following the tips included - you will be able to identify opportunities to reduce your energy consumption and save money.