Save Power

Saving power means saving money and reducing your impact on our climate.

A well designed and insulated home with energy efficient appliances will help to keep your energy bills down. Your garden design and plantings can also help cool or warm your home.

home with eaves and energy efficient appliances

Elements of an energy efficient home (Image: Climate Council of Australia Ltd)

Check government subsidies and incentives

The NSW Government Household energy saving upgrades program provides support to reduce your household energy use and cut your power bills. This includes upgrading existing appliances and energy equipment throughout your home to more energy efficient models. The program supports homes and small business to upgrade:

  • air-conditioning
  • hot water
  • lighting
  • pool pumps

Borrow a thermal imaging camera

thermal camera and ceiling with missing insulation

Find air leaks and insulation gaps with the thermal imaging camera. This will show you where you can seal gaps around windows and doors, install double-glazed windows or improve insulation in your walls, floor or ceiling. Making changes like these will help reduce your heating and cooling energy needs.

We have a thermal imaging camera available for residents to borrow from our library. We'll provide you with written instructions on how to use the camera when you collect it.

How to borrow the thermal imaging camera.

Use your garden to cool your home

Establishing shade trees on your property now will help your home and garden stay cool during the hotter and longer summers that are expected as the climate warms.


These non-profit groups have a wide range of resources step-by-step guides to support your energy saving projects.

  • Clean Energy Council - free online resources and guides designed to help you install solar power and batteries, select quality products and find accredited installers.
  • Energy Consumers Australia - easy to follow guides for installing solar and batteries, buying and using an electric vehicle and going off-grid.
  • Renew - online resources, booklets and magazines on topics such as installing solar, choosing an air-conditioner, reducing your heating and cooling costs and selecting a new hot water system.

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