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Home Energy Audit: Identifying Energy Waste and Reducing Your Bills

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If your power bills seem to increase unexpectedly, you may be paying for energy you’re not using. Conducting a Home Energy Audit can help you identify energy waste and reduce your bills.

Can your home afford energy leaks with electricity getting pricier by the day?

Not really. It may be time you conduct a thorough energy audit of your home and start reaping the benefits that come in the form of price savings and reduced carbon footprint.

Here are a few things you need to do:

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Appliances

As licensed electricians in Ballarat, we often visit homes running major energy-consuming appliances past their useful lifespan. Take a look at your hot water system and air conditioner.

Your heating, cooling or other electrical devices, if malfunctioning or have aged too much, could be underperforming, eating up more energy than needed. It’s time to upgrade them with energy-efficient options.

Also, switch to LED and move away from Halogen bulbs.

Is your Home Well Insulated

A lot of heating and cooling could escape the house through the gaps in windows and doors or the floor and ceiling. Make sure you have correctly sealed all the cracks. 

Add carpeting, curtains, window glazing, a door snake and a keyhole plug to trap this expensive energy inside the home.

Smart Technology

Motion sensor lights, programmable thermostats, timers and dimmers that adjust to your users are necessary to save more on your energy bills. If you don’t have these gadgets working for you, you could be wasting a lot of energy with lights turned on in rooms and heating/cooling working long after falling asleep.

Time to Learn Some Good Habits

A crucial part of your home’s energy audit involves reviewing how and when you use electricity. Consider running appliances like washing machines and dishwashers during low-tariff hours. Don’t keep appliances on standby. 

Shut them down entirely rather than keep them plugged in when not in use. Turn off the microwave after every use. Keep temperatures of fridge and freezers to the optimum level.


Your home’s energy audit will make you more aware of how you use energy and helps you make a conscious effort to save it, keeping your bills lowers and saving the planet at the same time.

As licensed electricians in Ballarat, we can help you with your next home audit, identify energy-sucking vampires, upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and plug-in those leaks costing you a fortune.

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