Even if you are only making small changes to the interior of your house, there are simple steps you can take to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, and to reduce your energy costs.
Make your home warmer in winter
Heating accounts for around 32 per cent of the average Victorian household's energy costs. Fortunately there are more cost-effective ways to stay warm than keeping the heater on all day, without compromising your personal comfort. Learn how to make your home warmer in winter.
Make your home cooler in summer
Choose energy efficient heating and cooling systems
Energy efficient heating and cooling is about more than the heater or air conditioner that you choose – it's about how you use them too.
Upgrade your hot water system
Hot water accounts for roughly 16 per cent of the average Victorian household's energy costs. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom renovation it is worth considering upgrading to a more efficient hot water system.
Top up your insulation
Inadequate insulation is a major cause of energy waste in the home, because you are exhausting other more expensive resources to heat or cool. Learn how to improve your home's insulation.
Change to energy efficient lighting
Over half of Victorian households are using inefficient incandescent or 12V halogen lights. Switch to energy efficient lighting to significantly reduce your energy bills.
Buy energy efficient appliances
The whitegoods in our homes account for around 17 per cent of household energy costs. Using energy efficient appliances will save you energy and money.
Learn from renovation profiles
Learn from the experiences of other renovators as they talk about their successes and challenges in our renovation profiles.