Many Australians are disconnecting their existing home from the gas grid or not connecting their new home to gas and saving hundreds of dollars a year in fixed supply charges alone.
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has produced two informative brochures to help people move away from gas.
The Goodbye Gas and Green Heating brochures explore how you can save money and help the environment by using efficient electric appliances instead of gas.
The Grattan Institute found that a large home in Melbourne can save $1024 a year by disconnecting from the gas grid. Research by University of Melbourne found Australians can save hundreds of millions of dollars each year by heating with the reverse-cycle air-conditioners they already have in their homes but have never thought to use for heating.
Victorians can save up to $658 a year by heating with reverse-cycle air-conditioners, while residents in Canberra can save up to $1733 a year.
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