Ways to save energy in the living room
Sit back and relax while you read through some energy saving tips for the living room. Or if you’re looking for fast fun, try out our energy saving game!Play the Game
Turn it down
For most heatpumps, between 18°- 21° is usually the most efficient setting as energy costs can increase by up to 10% for every 1 degree over 21°. If possible, reducing your heater use by just 1 hour per day will save you up to 90 hours on running costs over 3 months.
Switch it off
TV’s, computers, game consoles, stereos or DVD’s still use energy if in stand-by mode. Switching off at the wall will save energy.
Lights on, lights off!
Turn off lights when the room is not in use. Where possible, use energy saving light globes or replace globes with lower wattage or LED lighting which can be up to 10 times more efficient.
Give your heater a break
Keep warm air from escaping and cold draughts from entering your home with door and window seals, door snakes or flexible strips. Rolling up towels and placing them against your doors also works just as well.
Many chargers draw power continuously so turn them off at the power point and disconnect the appliance once it’s fully charged.
It's all in the timing
Use a timer to set your heating to come on 30 minutes before you arrive home or 30 minutes before you get up. You should also turn heating off over night or when leaving the house for longer periods.
Every home is different.
Making small energy changes can make a big difference. There is so much more help and advice about energy efficiency or tips on heating and cooling on our website.Go To Aurora Energy
Or use the energy calculator to find out how much you are using and where, and estimate what your next bill might be.
A little about the calculator
Our energy calculator will give you an idea of what areas in your home are the biggest electricity users.
It takes around 5-10 minutes to complete depending on your usage choices. Before you start, please read the disclaimer as it’s important to remember that every home is different and our energy calculator tool is a guide only.
We hope the results inspire you to be more energy wise!Go To Calculator
*Sample result for 4 person, 3 bedroom home over winter period (estimated bill $1,200)