There’s plenty of ways to make sustainability second nature at home.
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Generate cheaper clean energy with solar on your roof
Select an energy efficient hot water heater such as solar hot water or heat pump - Water heating can be 30% of your household energy bill
Heating and cooling
Don't overheat - Keep rooms at a comfortable 18-21°C in winter
Shade your windows to keep cool - About half of unwanted heat comes through exposed window
Leaks and showers
Fix your leaks - A dripping tap can waste over 40 litres of water a day!
Use a water efficient showerhead and take shorter showers to halve your water use
Plant natives to create a wildlife-friendly garden sanctuary. Grow your own vegies,herbs and fruit
Wash dishes in the sink to help reduce your water bill
Buy less plastic food packaging
Switch lights off when not in use and replace old halogens with LEDs
Cover your pots and pans when cooking to save energy.
Choose energy and water efficient appliances – go for 4-6 stars rating
Switch appliances off at the wall or via a powerboard to save 10% on annual energy bill
Compost your food scraps to give your plants free fertiliser
Only use a clothes dryer if necessary - They are big energy consumers, so use the clothesline if you have one
Wash your clothes in cold water - It's just as good as a warm wash and you can save on your power bill. Wait until you have a full load to wash your laundry
Place your glass, paper, hard plastics in the right bin
Recycle soft plastics at supermarkets
Drop off your unwanted mobile phones,tablets, ink cartridges, and electronic goods at one of our collection points. For more info check Council's website