Living spaces

  • Going on holidays? Energy-smart timers will turn lights on and off rather than keeping lights running.
  • Curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings can impact heating and cooling costs.
  • Consider what they are made of, where the sun rises and sets, and how window treatments can be adjusted.
  • Don’t install multiple lights on the same light switch as you will waste power by turning on unnecessary lights.
Resources
  • YourHome – This Australian Government site has tips on a range of topics including glazing your home and skylights.
  • Save Power Kits – A program to help people save power and money is now available for loan at City of Parramatta Library and its branches.
  • Energy Made Easy –  This Australian Government site is designed to help you understand your electricity and gas bills, and find the best offers.