How upgrading old household appliances could save you money
Advances in energy efficiency and the availability of government rebates mean upgrading your household appliances could actually save you money.
When you consider that whitegoods, heating and cooling, and water heating account for the bulk of the average household’s energy bills, the extra cost of running ageing appliances can quickly mount up.
In some cases, it might be more cost effective to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model that could help reduce montly energy bills, especially when you consider that electricity costs are predicted to continue rising.
RACV Head of New Energy Projects, Tanya Schulze, says common household appliances have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency over the past decade. Factor in government rebates that reward upgrading to new energy-efficient models, and it might be time to take a long hard look at those trusty old appliances and consider whether it’s worth upgrading to something new.
Along with new appliances, shop around to find an energy provider with a simple, affordable energy plan that best suits the needs of your household.