Energy Savings Scheme

If you’ve suffered bill shock this Summer from using the air conditioning or other cooling appliances you’re not alone.

Fortunately, the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme can help. Home owners may be able to benefit from a range of energy efficiency upgrades, such as replacing downlights with LEDs.

This is called the Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits method (or HEER method) and residential upgrades are performed by businesses that are accredited under the HEER method. They may also be able to provide discounted energy savings services or products to residential customers.

Energy efficient lighting upgrades are also part of the NSW Government energy affordability package. The purpose of the package is to help households and small businesses save energy and money.

Another way to reduce electricity consumption is by purchasing energy efficient appliances from washing machines and dryers to dishwashers, fridges and TVs. The Sale of New Appliances method provides appliance retailers an incentive to sell higher efficiency appliances to consumers who benefit from the ongoing electricity savings.

If you are interested in an energy efficiency upgrade for your home or purchasing an energy efficient appliance, you should contact the businesses that provide these services. Businesses accredited under the ESS are referred to as Accredited Certificate Providers, or ACPs. A list of all ACPs under the ESS is available on the List of ACPs page.

Act now and don’t suffer from any more bill shock.