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Clever ways to save energy

Clever ways to save energy |

Our best tips to help you get more value from the energy you use at home.

Top saving tips from our customers

Our customers share simple ways they’re reducing energy, lowering their bills and helping to make the world more sustainable.

Energy saving tips 7 min read
How to avoid paying extra for standby power

Standby energy might sound scary, but with some simple switches, you could save more energy at home.

Energy 6 min read
Budget hacks: how to avoid bill shock in four easy steps

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to consolidate your essentials with a single provider to easily manage your household costs.

Your Home 4 min read
How to safely save on energy when things hit a peak

Here are some easy ways to change your behaviour and reduce your energy usage in peak periods without compromising your standard of living.

Energy 7 min read

Tips for peak seasons

Keep cool in summer without blowing your energy bill

Energy expert, Tim Forcey, shares five ways to lower your summer energy bill without sacrificing comfort.

Your Home 8 min read
Four tips to avoid bill shock this winter

Did you know that in the eastern and southern states, energy bills are often highest during winter? Avoid bill shock with these simple energy saving tips.

Energy 7 min read

Tips for families

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?

Your Home 4 min read
Saving energy at home with a new baby

A new baby can increase your home's energy consumption by around 25%. Here’s a few ways to ensure you stay energy efficient.

Energy 7 min read
Living sustainably with the Valeri family

Former Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri and his wife Whitney discuss how they save energy in their home and encourage sustainable family practices.

Community 7 min read

Work at home

Energy saving tips: working from home with kids

In the current climate more Australians are working and schooling from home. So, what does this mean for your family's energy consumption?

Energy 5 min read
How to stay focused when working from home

When it comes to staying focused and productive during your work day, it can be the little things which all add up. Here are a few tips to help you feel energised.

Your Work 7 min read
Working from home with pets

One of the best parts about working from home is that you get to spend more time with your furry friend – so how can you make the most of this time together?

Your Home 5 min read
4 ways to make strong connections working from home

With the loss of water-cooler chats and office banter, finding new ways of staying connected to your team members may be more important than ever.

Your Work 7 min read

Tips for businesses

Can sustainable business practices help your bottom line?

By understanding where your energy is going, you can save money and reduce your energy footprint – while helping your business keep pace with changing market demands.

Your Work 6 min read
How an energy audit helped businesses save money

Businesses in Melbourne's City of Port Phillip took some persuading to take part in an energy audit. Those that did made a combined annual saving of over $50,000.

Your Work 6 min read
Businesses pivoting in unexpected times

As Australian businesses look ahead at 2020, they’re discovering more ways to do business by pivoting and coming up with inventive ideas.

Your Work 7 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
What’s the most energy-efficient way to heat or cool my home?

With a rising cost of living, smart decisions around heating and cooling your home can have a positive impact on your energy 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
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
Let’s look through the energy efficient window

Help reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs by making your windows more energy efficient, thanks to these tips.

Your Home 6 min read
Four ways to make your rental property more energy efficient

Just because you’re renting, doesn’t mean you can’t reduce your home energy use. Here are four energy saving tips that will have a big impact.

Your Home 5 min read

Saving in the kitchen

Energy efficient ways to cook

Cooking in the kitchen may only use a small percentage of your household's energy usage. However, when it comes time to pay your bill, small energy savings may add up.

Your Home 6 min read
Keep food fresh, reduce waste and save in the kitchen

With a few simple tips on rethinking how you cook and store food at home, you can start saving time, energy and dollars sooner than you think.

Your Home 10 min read
Nailed it! Quick, delicious recipes using pantry staples

Skip the trip to the supermarket and get cooking at home with these simple recipes using your kitchen staples.

Your Home 10 min read

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
And the princess lived happily ever after

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Staying toasty for less with the AGL app

Energy bills can often fluctuate throughout the year, especially when winter kicks in. Avoid bill shock with these easy energy saving tips.

Energy saving tips 5 min read
Save money and energy in the home: Easy English

There are a lot of little ways you can save energy and money throughout your home.

Energy saving tips 3 min read