How Can I Save on My Electricity Bills?

Ways to reduce your energy bill and lower your residential & commercial energy use.

Worried about rising energy costs? You may not even have to spend a single dollar on reducing your residential or commercial energy use if you will participate in the Victorian Energy Upgrades Program. If you’re thinking about some ways you can reduce the stress of the rising costs of living and work towards a more energy-efficient life, it’s time to take control of your energy bills today by taking advantage of grants and programs under the Victorian Energy Upgrades scheme.

With energy costs set to rise across all of Australia, you might be wondering what you can do to cope with the increased cost of living. Luckily there are ways to reduce your energy bill and lower your residential &  commercial energy use.

Energy-efficient products are a great way to reduce energy consumption, whether at home or at your commercial property. This is where LED lighting can help reduce your energy bill. LED lights use 75% less energy than the usual equivalents you would find in your home, making this a must-have upgrade.

What’s even better? You can get free LEDs just by going through Renewable Energy Upgrades and doing a free eligibility check here. All Victorian residents, commercial property owners, and tenants who have old, inefficient lights are eligible to claim the offer under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.

Another way to save on your energy bill is through a free hot water system upgrade, courtesy of the VEU program. Turns out many hot water systems are outdated, inefficient, and costing Australians more money than they can afford. New heat pumps are capable of being up to 70% more efficient than electric hot water systems. Check your eligibility at Renewable Energy Upgrades here and upgrade your residential or commercial property to save on your energy bill.

Extreme weather in Victoria, whether it’s blistering hot summers or freezing winter months, can push your air conditioning into overdrive.

If your air conditioner isn’t efficient, it can increase your residential and commercial energy use and raise energy bills. By taking advantage of the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program, you can gain a rebate to upgrade your home’s air conditioning and reduce your energy bill. Low-income and vulnerable households can be eligible for a base rebate of $1000 provided towards the cost of purchasing and installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, and additional funds for other associated costs. If you are a small business and want to upgrade, do not worry. If you are thinking about getting an upgrade under the VEU program, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) has launched a new tool to help you find an accredited provider in your area. One key feature of the tool is you can see the type of upgrades available and the accredited providers which are active in your area.

More information can always be found at Renewable Energy Upgrades.


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