It’s important to understand how electricity and gas is being used in your home, so that you can make informed decisions about what you use, and what you’ll end up paying for.
A good way to build your understanding is to do a home energy audit. You can do one yourself, either by using a guide – see the sa.gov.au website for a step-by-step guide or a downloadable booklet – or by borrowing a Home Energy Toolkit from a public library, available for free with a library card.
If you need more help, you can arrange for a professional to conduct an energy audit for you. South Australia’s Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) provides free home energy audits to holders of a range of concessions cards, as well as those on a retailer’s hardship program or referred by a financial counsellor. If you are not eligible for a free audit, you could contact the third-party providers listed to enquire about a paid energy audit. You may be eligible to receive free energy-saving assistance, such as the installation of efficient lighting, showerheads, or draught proofing.
Clients of ConnectEd may be eligible for a free home energy assessment conducted by a ConnectEd energy adviser. Contact Us to arrange to see a financial counsellor or attend a community education event for a referral.