Sign up to 10% Challenge

Want to save money on your Energy Bills?

Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils have come together to launch an exciting new program called the 10% Challenge and we’re inviting you to take part.

We are aiming to get households in our region to reduce their energy use by at least 10%, and are offering you the chance to have a free energy assessment for your home to help you reduce your energy bills.

The assessment can help to significantly lower your energy use, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and save you money at the same time.

 As part of the service we will:

  • do a simple assessment of your electricity use by phone or by visiting your home

  • provide you with a free, no-obligation Energy Reduction Report that shows you how to reduce your energy use and quarterly electricity bills (you are under no obligation to make any changes that don’t work for you)

  • give you further energy saving tips and advice via the 10% Challenge website – see 10percentChallenge.com.au

    Participating is easy. All you have to do is register your interest online or via phone and we will contact you to arrange a time for the assessment to take place.

     Register now to ensure you are one of the first 600 households and receive a free stand by power board.

     For enquiries and to book your spot please call 1800 023 123 or register via the 10% Challenge website at 10percentChallenge.com.au.

     

    Our top 6 energy saving tips

    Thermostats: In winter your thermostat should be set between 18-20°C.

    Once you go above 20°C, every degree you raise your thermostat by can increase your heating bills by up to 10%. If your household sets the heating thermostat at 25°C, your winter heating bills can be 50% higher than they need to be.

    LED Lighting: Switching to LED lighting can reduce your lighting costs by up to 80%. LED lighting also lasts for up to 50,000 hours, so you don’t have to change lights as often.

    Switch It Off: Turn unused equipment off at the plug. Leaving equipment on standby can be responsible for up to 10% of your electricity bills.

    Switch It Off: Turn unused equipment off at the plug. Leaving equipment on standby can be responsible for up to 10% of your electricity bills.

    Hot Water: Installing heat pump or solar hot water systems can reduce your water heating bills by 60-70%.

    Fridges: Turning off an unused ‘beer fridge’ can save up to $220 a year. Many retirees have old fridges that are over 15 years old. These can use up to 40% more energy than modern fridges - where possible old fridges need to be replaced.

    Solar Power: Solar PV panels now generate electricity on more than 1.41 million Australian rooftops. Solar is a great way to future-proof your household against rising energy prices. If you haven’t yet done so, install solar and start saving.