18-20 October 2024
International Convention Centre Sydney

Turbo-charge Your Energy Savings and Add Value to Your Home

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Energy is one of the essentials in modern life; it brings us light, helps us eat and powers literally everything we use in a normal day. We need electricity to power our homes, businesses, devices, and for the lucky ones among us, charge our cars.

While we unconsciously consume energy as part of everyday life, there are more environmentally sensitive ways to generate and use energy – and it all starts at home.

Australian energy retailer, Nectr is focused on helping Aussies find affordable, greener and cleaner ways to use energy. They’ve provided advice about ways in which every Aussie homeowner can join the energy revolution to reduce energy costs and take positive action on climate change.


Manage your energy use

There are little things we can do around the home to save energy. Switch to LED lightbulbs, and get into the habit of turning off lights when you leave a room. Adjust the temperature on your air conditioning to 24 degrees Celsius. Only wash when you have a full load and set time limits for showers. Simple actions can make a big difference


Do your research

49% of Australians are unhappy with their current energy provider[1]. Despite this, one in four admit they rarely consider switching to another provider[2], which could be costing them more in the long run.  Compare energy plans and choose a retailer that aligns with your energy needs and eco-principles. Energy Made Easy is a good place to start. Nectr has developed refreshed, competitive 100% carbon neutral electricity plans for residential consumers.


Consider installing solar panels

The sun is an almighty natural energy resource that, thanks to solar panels, can be captured and used to power our fridges, washing machines, air conditioners and more. If you’re unsure about the system size that will suit your household energy consumption, new interactive solar technology is available to map it all out for you. The Interactive Solar Calculator (available at the Nectr stand at the 2022 Sydney Home Show) allows you to input your home address, view the layout of the solar panels on your roof and review the potential energy savings – all before purchase. For added savings, eligible households can sell the excess electricity their solar panels produce, back to the grid.


Already have solar panels? Investigate household battery add-on options

A household battery will allow you to store the power your solar panels generate to use when you need it. By drawing from your battery, you’re reducing your reliance on the energy network, particularly during peak night-time periods. Installing a household battery can provide immediate savings on your energy bill.


It’s more affordable to achieve energy independence sooner

If you’re just starting out, it’s a great time to investigate Solar + Battery* options that offer no upfront costs. Nectr’s latest Solar + Battery energy bundles include competitive electricity rates, shorter contract periods, premium and performance-based hardware, and simple monthly payment plans. There’s also a range of national and state-specific government rebates to help Australians take up solar and battery offers.

There is no doubt that installing solar panels and/or a Solar + Battery bundle will add value to your home. In fact, research has found that when selling a property, energy efficient homes generate greater buyer interest, sell quicker and attract premium price.[3] Whether it is through short-term savings on electricity bills or being more attractive for sale, it’s certain that Australians are realising that sustainable living saves money and the planet.

For more information about Nectr visit www.nectr.com.au.


*At the Nectr stand this year, eligible Sydney Home Show visitors also have the chance to secure a discount of $1,200 off the cost of a solar and battery bundle and $540 off the cost of a solar system bundle – if they request a quote during the show (14-16 October) and then proceed to installation.

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