How to keep your bills low
Alexandra Cain, The Age
June 9th, 2014.
The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s draft report on average regulated retail gas prices says the price of gay will rise by 17.6 per cent between 2014 and 2016. With average bills expected to increase by $150 to $225, depending on where the consumer lives and how much gas is used. Getting rid of an old fridge, turning off computers when not in use and switching to LED light globes are all ways to reduce energy consumption.
Another way to reduce your energy bills is to install solar panels. Richard Vargas, a director of solar energy business United Solar Energy, says his customers save as much as 80 per cent of their power bills every year with solar energy.
This article was the front page feature of The Age’s Money magazine and also appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald online.