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Save yourself a heap of cash on electricity right now – at absolutely no cost

You are probably using far more power than necessary and the answer is totally in your own hands. In addition to shopping around for better electricity deals, reducing the amount of electricity you use can have a big impact on your electricity bill. This chart shows where the average family home uses most electricity. All of these tips you can put in place immediately, absolutely without cost!

Graph showing electricity usage in the average home

Water heating and laundry

  • Ensure your electric hot water is on a controlled load (off-peak) tariff
  • Use cold water for laundry
  • Only wash full loads in the dishwasher or washing machine
  • Avoid using the dryer where possible.

Heating & air-conditioning

  • Use a fan when you can instead of the air-conditioner
  • Adjusting your air conditioner up by one or two degrees saves you money
  • Close all the doors, windows, curtains and blinds in the room while using the air-conditioner or heater.  


  • Limit the time the fridge door is open (especially if you have children).


  • Turn off lights when nobody is in the room

TV & entertainment

  • Make sure to switch off the TV and other entertainment appliances at the wall when nobody is using them.  

‘Standby’ is still using power

  • Turn everything off at the wall.  Appliances use power even when not in use
  • Phone chargers, tablet chargers and gaming consoles also use ‘standby’ power if not turned off at the wall.

NB: We can’t stress enough that everything above is an easy list of habits to adopt in order to free up some of your hard-earned cash every week. All of this information (and more) is freely available on a special Queensland Government website. We’ll bring you more from the various information sources from week to week.

Want to go even further and invest money to save yourself even more? Contact us and we’ll discuss the best, most economical way for you to go.

Get aggressive with cutting your energy bill

Tired of paying too much for your electricity? Maybe it’s time to get aggressive. Time to start fighting your power bill and give yourself a welcome bonus in reduced costs every time it comes around.

The good news is you’re not alone. Both the Australian and Queensland governments have plenty of information, published on the web, that can help you save money.

In May of last year, the Queensland Productivity Commission published their electricity pricing enquiry results. It contained many interesting facts, figures and conclusions. If you are prepared to wade through 413 pages of findings and recommendations, click on this link, start reading and you are bound to find a multitude of ideas to your benefit.

But an even easier way is to check on your supplier and one of the fastest methods is to click on this link to Compare the Market and get ready to start the good fight.

They highlight many interesting facts on the energy industry in Queensland. More importantly, they also supply you with the welcome opportunity to compare energy providers.

With compare the Market you pay nothing and they have made the process easy to understand, saving you time while you look for a better deal. You can easily compare plans from different energy companies in one place.

And helpfully, they point out that switching providers is easy. They show you how to switch online in four easy steps. You don’t need to be at home for the change to take place and your supply will remain reliable is only your billing will change.

In addition to shopping around for better electricity deals, reducing the amount of electricity you use can have a big impact on your electricity bill. More on this in our next blog. Enjoy your electricity!