Save Energy at Home

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is an easy way to reduce your electricity and gas bills.Solar on the Blechers home - web

Making Solar Simple 

Considering getting solar energy at your property?   

Join the Stonnington households who have signed up for solar through Council’s Making Solar Simple program. 

Measure your energy usage

The Power–Mate, available for loan from all Stonnington libraries, is a useful tool that measures how much energy an appliance uses in both operation mode and stand-by mode. It can help you to identify and reduce unnecessary energy use from your home and office.  To borrow a Power-Mate, please contact your local library.

Energy efficiency in apartments 

 Smart-Blocks-logo.pngSmart Blocks is an online, interactive toolkit for apartment owners and managers to help save money by improving energy efficiency in the common areas of apartment buildings. Owner's corporation members can sign up to Smart Blocks for free and receive step-by-step project advice, case studies and business case templates, for improving the energy efficiency of your building.

Victorian Energy Saver

The Victorian Government's Energy Saver website offers a range of tools and information to help to you to reduce your energy bills, improve your home's efficiency and access energy efficiency discounts.

Sustainability Victoria's Handy Solar PV Guide

Want to reduce your household electricity bills? Consider installing a solar PV system to generate your own renewable energy. Sustainability Victoria has put together a handy guide for householders to help them understand the benefits of solar PV and make the right choice for their needs. Click here  to view the guide.

Top tips for reducing energy around your home 

Save Energy at Home

  • Switch off appliances at the wall when not in use. Standby power can account for 10 per cent of electricity consumption in a typical home, costing households up to $180 a year on their electricity bills.
  • Set the thermostat of your fridge to the most efficient setting. Your fridge should be set at 3 to 5 degrees and your freezer at -15 to -18 degrees.
  • Dry your clothes on a clothes line instead of using a clothes dryer whenever possible.
  • Run your washing machine with full loads only.
  • Keep the oven door closed.  Every time you open the door, the temperature in the oven drops by 5 to 15 degrees.


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