Energy efficiency advice

Ausgrid's energy efficiency team has easy to follow tips on how to reduce household energy use. Their advice is available for general use. For more information please contact our media team.

Top 10 energy efficiency tips:

1. Install a water efficient showerhead – save up to $140 and 750kg of CO2 a year.

2. Use energy efficient light bulbs – save up to $80 and 400kg of CO2 a year.

3. Switch off lights – save up to $40 and 200kg of CO2 a year.

4. Don't over heat or over cool rooms – save over $80 and 400kg of CO2 a year.

5. Close doors, cover windows and minimise draughts – save up to $80 and 400kg of CO2 a year.

6. Wash clothes in cold water – save around $60 and 300kg of CO2 a year.

7. Use a clothesline instead of a dryer – save up to $60 and 300kg of CO2 a year.

8. Don't leave appliances in standby mode – save up to $80 and 400kg of CO2 a year.

9. Don't run your pool pump for too long – save up to $120 and 600kg of CO2 a year.

10. Don’t run your dishwasher half-full – save up to $40 and 200kg of CO2 a year.

Top 10 energy efficiency tips