Free phone energy advice across the Bathurst region

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At Essential Energy, we’re working hard to ensure you have safe, reliable energy, particularly in these uncertain times.

With the mercury dropping over the past week across Bathurst, customers are turning up the heat to keep warm, with some giving little thought to ways they can reduce their energy consumption over the coming months.

Winter tends to see an increase in people’s electricity usage which leads to higher electricity bills, bringing more financial pressure to households and businesses during an already difficult time.

To help, Essential Energy is partnering with the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) to offer up to 100 customers across the Bathurst region the opportunity to receive a free 20 minute energy consultation over the phone for their home or business.

We’re hoping this service helps customers learn easy ways on how to use less energy when working, studying and cooking while touching on the best options for heating and cooling and advice on whether to invest in solar.

An energy consultation can identify changes you can make in your home or small business to make it more energy efficient, which will have an immediate impact of reducing your energy bills. Changes could include: 

Energy efficiency change Electricity bill impact
Installing solar panels on your roof After installing solar you can expect to reduce your electricity bills by 30 to 60 per cent. With these savings, a typical home will recoup the initial investment between three to five years.
Setting your heater thermostat to the right temperature
Setting your thermostat to heat between 18-20 degrees in winter – every degree higher can reduce your running costs by 10 per cent. You’ll hardly notice the temperature change, but your electricity bill will.
Switching your halogen downlights to LED, especially for your small business
Compared to halogen bulbs, LEDs use 75% less energy and last five to 10 times longer. 


Who is the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF)?

The AEF started as a grass roots organisation and has grown to be a national organisation that works in partnership with all levels of government, the energy industry, academia and social good organisations to have a positive impact across Australia.

The AEF’s vision is that all Australians have access to the affordable and clean energy they need to be healthy, have meaningful work, maintain financial stability, connect with their community, prosper though continuous learning, and live in a thriving natural environment.

How do I get involved?

This free service is available between Wednesday 21 April and Friday 21 May 2021.

To book a consultation:

  • call the AEF directly on 1300 23 68 55
  • Book a time here for an energy advisor to call you directly Monday to Friday at a time that suits you
  • call Essential Energy on 132391.

For more energy efficiency advice and guides for your home or small business, including insulation, hot water and weather proofingvisit the AEF website.