Installing good-quality and well-fitted curtains with pelmets and blinds can save you up to 10% on your heating bills.
Instead of heating the entire bedroom, use an electric blanket just to warm up the bed.
Cracks and gaps in houses can account for 10 – 15% of heat loss. Save energy by sealing up gaps and install draught excluders under doors, soft rubber weather strips around windows, and seal around skirting and architraves.
On sunny winter days, take advantage of free warmth by pulling back the curtains and letting the sun through the windows.
By replacing incandescent lights with standard compact fluorescent tubes, you can save up to 75 per cent of your lighting energy dollars (lighting makes up about four per cent of your electricity account). This is especially true for high-use areas such as kitchen, lounge and living areas.