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Clever ways to save on your
energy bill this summer

Clever ways to save on your
energy bill this summer
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Australian summers are known for backyard BBQs, lazy afternoons at the beach and long, hot days and nights. It's also when energy consumption is at its peak.

At AGL, we understand you want to be comfortable during summer and sometimes that means your household energy consumption rises. We’ve gathered our best energy-saving tips and advice to help you get more value out of the energy you use.

Here are some of the clever ways you can manage your energy consumption and save on your home energy bill.

Energy Saving Tips & Hacks

Four ways to make your home more energy efficient

This infographic highlights how you can reduce your household energy use in just four easy steps.

Your Home 4 min read
How to save energy as a family

Keeping the family home running is a big job, and trying to keep on top of energy use is part of that. What are the options that families can adopt to lower their energy use?

Progress Your Home 4 min read
How to dispose of or recycle batteries and e-waste

Do you have a small pile of old phones, maybe an old laptop? Not quite sure what to do with them? Here are a few ideas.

Progress Your Home 5 min read
How to take control of your energy

Energy bills can be a source of unexpected surprises. Here’s how tools like live data and DIY meter reads are helping to make things clearer.

Energy Progress 7 min read

Former Melbourne Victory captain and Socceroos star, Carl Valeri, along with his wife Whitney discuss their family’s energy tips and advice for living a more sustainable life.

Sustainable living

Get more out of your backyard with a sustainable veggie garden

These four garden tips will maximise the growth of your veggie patch, as well as your energy and water efficiency.

Your Home 6 min read
How to live a low-impact, eco-friendly life

Permaculture expert Morag Gamble shares how to live a low-impact, eco-friendly life. Be inspired and see how you can become more energy efficient.

Community 5 min read
Three ways to be an environmentally conscious house

Outside of making sustainable energy choices, there are a few easy steps you can take to make a big difference to your household’s environmental footprint.

Your Home 5 min read

Home & appliances

The real cost of running your home's appliances

Looking at the bigger picture when buying a new appliances can help save you more on your home's gas and electricity bills in the long term. We investigate why.

Your Home 6 min read
Efficient heating and cooling: do split-systems come out on top?

With a rising cost of living, smart decisions around heating and cooling your home can have a positive impact on your monthly bills.

Your Home 8 min read
A spotlight on energy efficient lighting

With energy efficient lighting solutions and useful energy-saving tips, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for controlling your electricity costs.

Your Home 5 min read
A guide to heat pumps: what are they and why are they more efficient?

The technology isn’t new, yet few realise the power and efficiency of the humble heat pump.

Your Home 8 min read
The benefits of solar in summer | Get the most out of your solar panels when the sun's shining.
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Home improvements

How to achieve a 6-star home energy efficiency rating

Design your new home to comply with a 6-star rating to increase its energy efficiency and reduce your environmental impact.

Your Home 7 min read
When and how to update your insulation

Insulation is one of the best ways to lower your energy use, but can become less effective over time. So when do you need to replace or top up your insulation?

Your Home 5 min read

Emerging technology

How does solar battery storage work?

Solar panels are a great renewable energy source, but they only generate energy when the sun is shining. That's when a solar battery can help.

Energy Progress 8 min read
Why buy an electric car?

Is it time to switch to an electric car? We look at the benefits and what you need to consider before making your electric vehicle purchase.

Energy Progress 4 min read
How batteries are changing the way you manage your solar

AGL’s Virtual Power Plant is the next frontier for storing and using solar power.

Energy Progress 7 min read
The benefits of smart home automation

Smart home technology use is growing in Australia, with almost 30% of homes predicted to be fully connected by 2022. Here’s why.

Progress Your Home 8 min read
And the princess lived happily ever after

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