Get Energy Smart and Save
As more and bigger houses are built, you might think the only way is up for Australia’s energy usage. But Australian households are now thinking a lot more carefully about how they can reduce their energy consumption with the everyday choices they make. And it’s working! Household energy use is, on average, falling.
Hickinbotham has always believed in being kind to the environment, so we’ve brought together some tips and recommendations to help you create the most energy-efficient home and the smallest energy bills possible.
These ideas are low-cost or no-cost, with options for owners and renters alike. So take a look and see what you can do. Even something small can make a big difference to how much energy you use and how you affect the world you live in.
A Colorbond® roofcan help cool your home and reduce its energy load. The Thermatech® roof technology actually reflects heat away. The new Colorbond® roof design also has a smaller environmental footprint because it uses less metal and lasts longer.
Brickshave been around for thousands of years, and there’s good reason we still use them in our homes. Bricks help give home interiors natural stability by resisting extreme temperature changes, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. As Austral Bricks points out, bricks are also affordable and offer great style options.