Want to start making changes in your home to help cut climate pollution, make your home more energy efficient and save money? Here’s a list of resources and tips to get you started!
Using efficient electric appliances such as reverse cycle air conditioners to heat your home is now a cheaper alternative to gas heating. The difference in running costs is even greater for those households with solar panels!
In Victoria there are a range of rebates that can assists households with the cost of switching to efficient electric appliances.
This handy government website lets you search for all rebates and financial assistance you’re eligible for – including for heating and cooling, hot water, solar panels and more. Check it out here >>
‘Renew’ have some fantastic resources that can help you research the best options for your next upgrade. Check out their general advice page here, or specific resources on:
Don’t forget, you don’t have to do everything all at once! Switching worn out gas appliances can be part of your long-term planning. By doing your research before an appliance gives out, you’ll be ready to upgrade to a modern, efficient electric option.
The Victorian government is currently offering a handy one-off $250 payment to all Victorian households. To claim the bonus, all you need to do is visit the Victorian Energy Compare website to compare electricity providers.
You can reduce the amount of energy you use in your home without changing any of your appliances –simply by being smarter about how and when you use them!
Check out these resources to get you started:
The ‘My Efficient Electric Home’ group on Facebook is also a great place to get tips and answers for any questions you have.
This option will get your home off fossil fuels the quickest! However, the current upfront cost of installing solar panels and batteries is prohibitive for many householders. That’s why we’re campaigning for greater support from the Victorian government so all households have this option.
Right now, the Victorian government offers solar panel rebates of up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan for existing homes and homes under construction. Check if you’re eligible for a solar rebate here >>
Solar Victoria is also offering discounts of up to $3,500 to encourage households to install solar batteries, with rebates available for properties that already have solar PV panels. Learn more >>
Not sure if this is the right solution for your home? Check out these resources: