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Life hack: Reduce your home energy bills in Sydney

By October 2, 2017 No Comments

Do you rent or own a home in Sydney?

If so, you could be eligible for various rebates through the Energy Savings Scheme run by the State Government. Throughout Australia state governments offer a range of energy saving initiatives to encourage residents and businesses to decrease the energy use and reduce carbon emissions. In doing so this helps Australia reach its Paris Climate Accord to reduce emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030.

What incentives are available in Sydney?

The New South Wales Government offers a few energy-efficient rebates and tools including lighting and water-efficient products and renewable power incentives.

Lighting your home can account for 10% of your overall energy bill. Old lights like incandescent bulbs can be extremely wasteful of energy, because their technology is very outdated. 95% of their energy consumption is spent in heating the element of the light and only 5% is used on actual light.

Why upgrade to LED?

Similarly halogen downlights are very wasteful and 95% of their energy is spent on heating the globe to over 300C°. In comparison LED downlights spend 85% of their energy on lighting and only 15% on heat.

Halogen energy useHere’s a handy comparison for you:

Halogen downlight LED downlight
 30 watts 7 watts
300 C°  60C°
 energy: 95% heat  energy: 85% light

So by upgrading your lights, you can see significant energy savings and therefore a dramatic difference in your lighting bill.

Plus, thanks to the Energy Saving Scheme in NSW and their upgrades through the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits program (HEER) Sydney residents (and around NSW) can take advantage of rebated available.

How can Sydney homes benefit?

Energy Makeovers are a proud Accredited Partner through the NSW HEER program and offer these rebates to customers based in Sydney.

So, whether you own, or rent a home or apartment in Sydney, you could be eligible for these subsidised upgrades which will provide significant savings on your energy bill.

Interested in upgrading the lights in your home to LED?

Get in touch with us to see if you’re eligible, enquire about costs and see how much energy you can save with a simple upgrade to LED through Energy Makeovers. You can click one of the links below or give us a call on 1300 788 776

Get a quote Why upgrade to LED More about the scheme