Saving energy at home

Are you a high user of electricity?

At our Civic Centre in Moonee Ponds, we are proud to have cut greenhouse emissions by 46%, and now we want to help you do the same at home.

It's very useful to have a look at your electricity and gas bills as a first step (and don’t forget to keep these bills, so that you can later see the progress you are making).

On your electricity bill, see how many kWh per day you are using. Compare this with the table below to find out if your household is a high user of electricity.

Number of people living in your house Daily electricity use range (Low range > High range)
1 person 4kWh > 9kWh
2 people 7kWh > 17kWh
3 people 10kWh > 23kWh
4 people 13kWh > 29kWh
5 people 15kWh > 33kWh
6 people 17kWh > 36kWh

Are you a high user of electricity? Check out our household electricity consumption fact sheet (pdf, 286KB) to find out simple ways to save electricity at home and then sign up with one of our great programs.

Home environment kit

Find out how your home is performing with our Home Environment Kit. This kit contains equipment and instructions to help you find ways of saving energy and water around your home.

Home Environment Kit

The Home Environment Kit contains the following equipment:

  1. Energy smart thermometer - to measure hot water temperature, room temperature and fridge and freezer temperatures. You may have things hotter or colder than they need to be.
  2. Infra-red thermometer - to measure surface temperatures such as walls and windows. You may be losing or gaining heat which can be fixed with insulation or shade.
  3. Energy monitor - to measure energy consumption of your appliances to see which ones need to be used sparingly, and where standby power is being drawn needlessly.
  4. Light meter - to help apply the ideal light conditions in your home and using energy wisely.
  5. Water flow measure cup - to assess how much water your shower and taps use and to see whether you should reduce the flow rates.

To see how to use this kit, view this instruction video guide. Use our easy to read factsheet to find out how well your home performs when it comes to electricity usage.

To book the kit, residents can call their local library or place a request via the library catalogue.

Solar bulk buy 

 

Now is the perfect time to save money with solar.

Rising feed-in tariffs mean that homes are now getting a minimum of 11.3 cents back per kilowatt hour.

For the third year running, we’ve teamed up with independent energy experts, Positive Charge to help you take the guess work out of solar and make the most of your investment.

You can have peace of mind that you are investing in a trusted, Council-backed program, and saving money through the power of bulk buying.

Join over 170 of other Moonee Valley residents who are saving money with this deal.

What you get with our bulk buy deal

  • Impartial, detailed advice from the experts at Positive Charge
  • A great deal on solar panels thanks to the power of bulk buying
  • A tried and tested solar provider who won’t try to sell you a system if it doesn’t stack up for your household
  • A 25 year warranty on the output of the panels
  • A 10 year warranty on the inverter and installation
  • Solar seminars, tours and workshops

Like to know more?

You can contact Positive Charge directly on 1300 23 68 55 or hello@positivecharge.com.au or visit their website for more information.

Make sure to let them know you are interested in the Moonee Valley solar bulk buy deal.

Free solar information session

We are holding a free information session to answer all your questions about solar. If you want to know how it works, which system is best for you and how much money you can save, we can help. 

Myth Busting Solar and Batteries - Find out what’s right for you.

When: Monday, 4 December, 7pm-8.30pm

Where: Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Book online or call 9243 8888 for more information.

Victorian Energy Saver website

Reduce your energy bills and improve your homes efficiency with the Victorian Government's Energy Saver website.

Last updated: Friday, 17 November 2017, 2:04 AM