Estimated yearly energy savings

Depending on where you live, you could knock $100s off your yearly energy spend.

Check out what you could save in your state. All amounts include GST.

Keep yourself cosy

Save up to $218

When it gets really chilly, use a heated electric throw instead of a portable heater - it'll keep you cosy and you could save.

Based on using a 150 watt heated throw rug at a maximum setting of 20℃ instead of a 1,000 watt portable heater for 5 hours a day on days with lows of 12℃ or lower.


Cut down the air con

Save up to $40

Use your air conditioner for an hour less on hot days.

Based on a 7.5 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) used for 5 hours with the thermostat set at 24℃ on days with temperatures over 28℃.


Join the fan club

Save up to $50

Use your ceiling fans instead of air con on days with maximum temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.

Based on using a 65 watt ceiling fan for 10 hours a day, compared to a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃ for 5 hours a day on days with temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.


Know your limits

Save up to $53

Set some ground rules - try using your air conditioner to cool only when the temperature is due to go over 30℃ instead of 28℃.

Based on a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃, used for 5 hrs/day on days with highs of 30℃ or more.


Go with the flow

Save up to $18

Halve your shower time from 8 minutes to 4.

Based on 20L cont flow gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and elec peak supply (SA QLD NSW) showering for 4 mins instead of 8 mins twice a day using an energy efficient shower fitting (7 L/min flow) over 90-per day summer quarter (Nov-Jan).


Get a head start

Save up to $73

Replace your standard shower-head with a 3-star water-efficient shower-head.

Based on gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) with annual savings in a medium sized household (4 people using 90 MJ/day).


Have a hot water holiday

Save up to $9

Turn off your hot water system, or change it to 'vacation' mode, when you go on holiday.

Based on a 135 litre gas hot water unit (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) at rest for 2 weeks vs. maximum daily heat losses according to AS 4552.


Switch on to switching off

Save up to $25

Switch off your TV, soundbar and game console when you're not using them.

Based on ave 65" LCD (LED) TV (using 0.36 watts on standby), soundbar (using 1. W on standby) and game console (using 15.7 watts on standby) on standby for 21 hours a day.


Make your home office work harder

Save up to $32

Remember to turn off your home office equipment (e.g. desktop computer, modem and printer).

Based on a desktop computer (using 3.5 watts on standby) and ADSL wireless modem (using 8.3 watts on standby) on standby for 20 hours a day and a laser printer (using 8.8 watts on standby) on standby for 23 hours a day.


Clean up the savings

Save up to $79

Wash your clothes in cold water.

Based on a 7kg capacity top load washer, once a day, on a normal program with cold water (20℃) compared to warm water (40℃).


Line up dryer-free days

Save up to $58

Dry your clothes on a washing line or clothes rack - it uses no energy at all. Do this once a week, instead of using your dryer, and save.

Based on a 7kg auto-sense type dryer, consuming 6 kWh per load, saving 1 load a week each year.


Lighten those bills

Save up to $75

Start using a few lamps with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of downlights.

Based on 2 x 15 watt CFLs used instead of 5 x 50 watt halogen downlights for an average of 5 hours a day each year.

Keep yourself cosy

Save up to $133

When it gets really chilly, use a heated electric throw instead of a portable heater - it'll keep you cosy and you could save.

Based on using a 150 watt heated throw rug at a maximum setting of 20℃ instead of a 1,000 watt portable heater for 5 hours a day on days with lows of 12℃ or lower.


Cut down the air con

Save up to $34

Use your air conditioner for an hour less on hot days.

Based on a 7.5 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) used for 5 hours with the thermostat set at 24℃ on days with temperatures over 28℃.


Join the fan club

Save up to $65

Use your ceiling fans instead of air con on days with maximum temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.

Based on using a 65 watt ceiling fan for 10 hours a day, compared to a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃ for 5 hours a day on days with temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.


Know your limits

Save up to $69

Set some ground rules - try using your air conditioner to cool only when the temperature is due to go over 30℃ instead of 28℃.

Based on a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃, used for 5 hrs/day on days with highs of 30℃ or more.


Go with the flow

Save up to $38

Halve your shower time from 8 minutes to 4.

Based on 20L cont flow gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and elec peak supply (SA QLD NSW) showering for 4 mins instead of 8 mins twice a day using an energy efficient shower fitting (7 L/min flow) over 90-per day summer quarter (Nov-Jan).


Get a head start

Save up to $78

Replace your standard shower-head with a 3-star water-efficient shower-head.

Based on gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) with annual savings in a medium sized household (4 people using 90 MJ/day).


Have a hot water holiday

Save up to $5

Turn off your hot water system, or change it to 'vacation' mode, when you go on holiday.

Based on a 135 litre gas hot water unit (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) at rest for 2 weeks vs. maximum daily heat losses according to AS 4552.


Switch on to switching off

Save up to $32

Switch off your TV, soundbar and game console when you're not using them.

Based on ave 65" LCD (LED) TV (using 0.36 watts on standby), soundbar (using 1. W on standby) and game console (using 15.7 watts on standby) on standby for 21 hours a day.


Make your home office work harder

Save up to $42

Remember to turn off your home office equipment (e.g. desktop computer, modem and printer).

Based on a desktop computer (using 3.5 watts on standby) and ADSL wireless modem (using 8.3 watts on standby) on standby for 20 hours a day and a laser printer (using 8.8 watts on standby) on standby for 23 hours a day.


Clean up the savings

Save up to $103

Wash your clothes in cold water.

Based on a 7kg capacity top load washer, once a day, on a normal program with cold water (20℃) compared to warm water (40℃).


Line up dryer-free days

Save up to $77

Dry your clothes on a washing line or clothes rack - it uses no energy at all. Do this once a week, instead of using your dryer, and save.

Based on a 7kg auto-sense type dryer, consuming 6 kWh per load, saving 1 load a week each year.


Lighten those bills

Save up to $98

Start using a few lamps with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of downlights.

Based on 2 x 15 watt CFLs used instead of 5 x 50 watt halogen downlights for an average of 5 hours a day each year.

Keep yourself cosy

Save up to $68

When it gets really chilly, use a heated electric throw instead of a portable heater - it'll keep you cosy and you could save.

Based on using a 150 watt heated throw rug at a maximum setting of 20℃ instead of a 1,000 watt portable heater for 5 hours a day on days with lows of 12℃ or lower.


Cut down the air con

Save up to $40

Use your air conditioner for an hour less on hot days.

Based on a 7.5 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) used for 5 hours with the thermostat set at 24℃ on days with temperatures over 28℃.


Join the fan club

Save up to $65

Use your ceiling fans instead of air con on days with maximum temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.

Based on using a 65 watt ceiling fan for 10 hours a day, compared to a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃ for 5 hours a day on days with temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.


Know your limits

Save up to $165

Set some ground rules - try using your air conditioner to cool only when the temperature is due to go over 30℃ instead of 28℃.

Based on a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃, used for 5 hrs/day on days with highs of 30℃ or more.


Go with the flow

Save up to $31

Halve your shower time from 8 minutes to 4.

Based on 20L cont flow gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and elec peak supply (SA QLD NSW) showering for 4 mins instead of 8 mins twice a day using an energy efficient shower fitting (7 L/min flow) over 90-per day summer quarter (Nov-Jan).


Get a head start

Save up to $100

Replace your standard shower-head with a 3-star water-efficient shower-head.

Based on gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) with annual savings in a medium sized household (4 people using 90 MJ/day).


Have a hot water holiday

Save up to $6

Turn off your hot water system, or change it to 'vacation' mode, when you go on holiday.

Based on a 135 litre gas hot water unit (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) at rest for 2 weeks vs. maximum daily heat losses according to AS 4552.


Switch on to switching off

Save up to $27

Switch off your TV, soundbar and game console when you're not using them.

Based on ave 65" LCD (LED) TV (using 0.36 watts on standby), soundbar (using 1. W on standby) and game console (using 15.7 watts on standby) on standby for 21 hours a day.


Make your home office work harder

Save up to $36

Remember to turn off your home office equipment (e.g. desktop computer, modem and printer).

Based on a desktop computer (using 3.5 watts on standby) and ADSL wireless modem (using 8.3 watts on standby) on standby for 20 hours a day and a laser printer (using 8.8 watts on standby) on standby for 23 hours a day.


Clean up the savings

Save up to $88

Wash your clothes in cold water.

Based on a 7kg capacity top load washer, once a day, on a normal program with cold water (20℃) compared to warm water (40℃).


Line up dryer-free days

Save up to $65

Dry your clothes on a washing line or clothes rack - it uses no energy at all. Do this once a week, instead of using your dryer, and save.

Based on a 7kg auto-sense type dryer, consuming 6 kWh per load, saving 1 load a week each year.


Lighten those bills

Save up to $84

Start using a few lamps with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of downlights.

Based on 2 x 15 watt CFLs used instead of 5 x 50 watt halogen downlights for an average of 5 hours a day each year.

Keep yourself cosy

Save up to $274

When it gets really chilly, use a heated electric throw instead of a portable heater - it'll keep you cosy and you could save.

Based on using a 150 watt heated throw rug at a maximum setting of 20℃ instead of a 1,000 watt portable heater for 5 hours a day on days with lows of 12℃ or lower.


Cut down the air con

Save up to $72

Use your air conditioner for an hour less on hot days.

Based on a 7.5 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) used for 5 hours with the thermostat set at 24℃ on days with temperatures over 28℃.


Join the fan club

Save up to $72

Use your ceiling fans instead of air con on days with maximum temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.

Based on using a 65 watt ceiling fan for 10 hours a day, compared to a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃ for 5 hours a day on days with temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.


Know your limits

Save up to $76

Set some ground rules - try using your air conditioner to cool only when the temperature is due to go over 30℃ instead of 28℃.

Based on a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃, used for 5 hrs/day on days with highs of 30℃ or more.


Go with the flow

Save up to $51

Halve your shower time from 8 minutes to 4.

Based on 20L cont flow gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and elec peak supply (SA QLD NSW) showering for 4 mins instead of 8 mins twice a day using an energy efficient shower fitting (7 L/min flow) over 90-per day summer quarter (Nov-Jan).


Get a head start

Save up to $104

Replace your standard shower-head with a 3-star water-efficient shower-head.

Based on gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) with annual savings in a medium sized household (4 people using 90 MJ/day).


Have a hot water holiday

Save up to $7

Turn off your hot water system, or change it to 'vacation' mode, when you go on holiday.

Based on a 135 litre gas hot water unit (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) at rest for 2 weeks vs. maximum daily heat losses according to AS 4552.


Switch on to switching off

Save up to $44

Switch off your TV, soundbar and game console when you're not using them.

Based on ave 65" LCD (LED) TV (using 0.36 watts on standby), soundbar (using 1. W on standby) and game console (using 15.7 watts on standby) on standby for 21 hours a day.


Make your home office work harder

Save up to $58

Remember to turn off your home office equipment (e.g. desktop computer, modem and printer).

Based on a desktop computer (using 3.5 watts on standby) and ADSL wireless modem (using 8.3 watts on standby) on standby for 20 hours a day and a laser printer (using 8.8 watts on standby) on standby for 23 hours a day.


Clean up the savings

Save up to $142

Wash your clothes in cold water.

Based on a 7kg capacity top load washer, once a day, on a normal program with cold water (20℃) compared to warm water (40℃).


Line up dryer-free days

Save up to $105

Dry your clothes on a washing line or clothes rack - it uses no energy at all. Do this once a week, instead of using your dryer, and save.

Based on a 7kg auto-sense type dryer, consuming 6 kWh per load, saving 1 load a week each year.


Lighten those bills

Save up to $136

Start using a few lamps with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of downlights.

Based on 2 x 15 watt CFLs used instead of 5 x 50 watt halogen downlights for an average of 5 hours a day each year.


Keep yourself cosy

Save up to $225

When it gets really chilly, use a heated electric throw instead of a portable heater - it'll keep you cosy and you could save.

Based on using a 150 watt heated throw rug at a maximum setting of 20℃ instead of a 1,000 watt portable heater for 5 hours a day on days with lows of 12℃ or lower.


Cut down the air con

Save up to $32

Use your air conditioner for an hour less on hot days.

Based on a 7.5 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) used for 5 hours with the thermostat set at 24℃ on days with temperatures over 28℃.


Join the fan club

Save up to $42

Use your ceiling fans instead of air con on days with maximum temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.

Based on using a 65 watt ceiling fan for 10 hours a day, compared to a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃ for 5 hours a day on days with temperatures between 28℃ and 30℃.


Know your limits

Save up to $44

Set some ground rules - try using your air conditioner to cool only when the temperature is due to go over 30℃ instead of 28℃.

Based on a 7.1 kW capacity air conditioner (2.3 kW input) with the thermostat set at 24℃, used for 5 hrs/day on days with highs of 30℃ or more.


Go with the flow

Save up to $12

Halve your shower time from 8 minutes to 4.

Based on 20L cont flow gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and elec peak supply (SA QLD NSW) showering for 4 mins instead of 8 mins twice a day using an energy efficient shower fitting (7 L/min flow) over 90-per day summer quarter (Nov-Jan).


Get a head start

Save up to $50

Replace your standard shower-head with a 3-star water-efficient shower-head.

Based on gas hot water (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) with annual savings in a medium sized household (4 people using 90 MJ/day).


Have a hot water holiday

Save up to $6

Turn off your hot water system, or change it to 'vacation' mode, when you go on holiday.

Based on a 135 litre gas hot water unit (ACT and VIC) and 250L mains pressure storage elec off-peak supply (SA QLD NSW) at rest for 2 weeks vs. maximum daily heat losses according to AS 4552.


Switch on to switching off

Save up to $32

Switch off your TV, soundbar and game console when you're not using them.

Based on ave 65" LCD (LED) TV (using 0.36 watts on standby), soundbar (using 1. W on standby) and game console (using 15.7 watts on standby) on standby for 21 hours a day.


Make your home office work harder

Save up to $42

Remember to turn off your home office equipment (e.g. desktop computer, modem and printer).

Based on a desktop computer (using 3.5 watts on standby) and ADSL wireless modem (using 8.3 watts on standby) on standby for 20 hours a day and a laser printer (using 8.8 watts on standby) on standby for 23 hours a day.


Clean up the savings

Save up to $103

Wash your clothes in cold water.

Based on a 7kg capacity top load washer, once a day, on a normal program with cold water (20℃) compared to warm water (40℃).


Line up dryer-free days

Save up to $77

Dry your clothes on a washing line or clothes rack - it uses no energy at all. Do this once a week, instead of using your dryer, and save.

Based on a 7kg auto-sense type dryer, consuming 6 kWh per load, saving 1 load a week each year.


Lighten those bills

Save up to $99

Start using a few lamps with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of downlights.

Based on 2 x 15 watt CFLs used instead of 5 x 50 watt halogen downlights for an average of 5 hours a day each year.


Cost savings considerations

Savings have been calculated using the Origin Max Saver discount pricing for general domestic tariffs, GST inclusive, usage price per unit from the various electricity distribution networks in your state. Prices per unit are effective at 20 March 2020. (Please note, as of 19 October 2020, Origin Max Saver is no longer available for sale.)

The fixed supply change is not included. Electrical appliance costs are based on watts or kilowatts of electricity consumed. (One unit = 1  kWh = 1,000 watts operating for 1 hour). If the appliance has a temperature controller or thermostat, then the setting of that control also affects the running costs.

Your household energy consumption will vary depending on the type, size, age and use of appliances, the size, insulation and layout of the home and the number of people living in the home. This means the actual amount shown may vary from household to household.

Temperature forecasts, state by state

   ACT      NSW     QLD     SA     VIC     WA   
The number of days with temperatures over 28℃ are estimated to be: 93    60    161   93    56     
Days over 30℃ are estimated at: 68    34    91    73    40     
Days under 12℃ are estimated at: 274   128   77    191 
215   164  
Days under 10℃ are estimated at: 238   80    41    134    156   118  

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