Being More Efficient


Measure your household electricity uses

A great way to understand which electrical devices are using the most electricity is to measure your instantaneous electricity consumption with the Powerpal hardware and app– simply  turning on/off devices and see how much they use. As at May 2024 this system could be installed for free in Torquay.

Your home setup 

It’s important to combine an energy efficient heating and cooling system with a well performing home to get the most benefits!

The Geelong Sustainability “Energy Tips” website is an excellent starting point for making you home more energy efficient. Apart from the appliances that are used to heat and cool homes the main considerations are: 

  • retain heat in your home
  • stop heat leaving your home
  • stop heat coming in.

Check out these three links for a good summary: