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15 Jan 2019
This year, we shared the stories of some of our most passionate people in our Sustainability Report and Shareholder Review, and asked what 'good energy' meant to them.
9 September 2015
Did you know the average Australian home contains 67 household appliances? We’ve got appliances for keeping our food cold, our hair straight, our emails checked, our music on rotation, our clothes washed, our dishes clean … and on it goes.
But of course the more appliances we use, the more energy we use - and this can mean higher electricity bills. But using your appliances in particular ways can reduce your energy use and cut your power bill. Here are my top tips for five essential household appliances:
Laundry is no laughing matter when it takes over the house, and a hefty power bill is the last thing you want to add to the equation. Step one to getting on the right track is to buy the right size washing machine for your circumstances. A big machine that you struggle to fill isn’t energy efficient. A small machine you have to run constantly just to keep up with your weekly laundry isn’t right either.
Once you’ve got the right machine for your needs here’s some tips to keep costs low:
The fridge is generally the most used household appliance. Here are some tips to making sure it’s working efficiently:
Computers have become a standard appliance in many homes but they can consume a lot of energy if not programmed to sleep when idle. Some energy savings tips to consider are:
Dishwashers can speed the kitchen clean-up, but you have to be clever about how you use them. Did you know that most of the energy used in your dishwasher is used to heat the water? Here are some tips to using your dishwasher efficiently:
Authored by Katrina Springer
Katrina has a passion for organising and baking. She shows how she manages her home, family and more via her blog The Organised Housewife, one of Australia’s most popular parenting blogs. Kat inspires and helps her readers to create systems and routines from organisation to cleaning, sharing how she stays in control at home through cleaning tips, organising ideas, printable charts and more.