How do I get off gas?

How do I get off gas?

By using modern electric appliances, your home can be converted to use 100 per cent renewable energy, whether you generate your own electricity with rooftop solar or purchase 100 per cent GreenPower from your electricity retailer.

Heating, hot water and cooking are the three leading gas energy users in the home, but there are efficient electric appliances on the market now that can replace these gas appliances and save you hundreds each year on bills.

Reverse-cycle air conditioners are based on very efficient heat pump technology and can be used on heating mode in winter to replace gas heaters and under-floor-ducted gas systems. Heat pump hot water systems are also an efficient way to use renewable energy to meet your hot water needs. Your kitchen can also be gas-free if you use an electric oven and modern electric induction cooktop, which uses a magnetic field to turn your pot into the cooking element. Induction cooktops look great, are easy to clean, and are safer than cooking with gas because there is no open flame.

There’s more to an electric home than appliances, though. For many people who’ve made the switch, all-electric living is about having a well-designed solar electricity system to cover household needs, a thermally efficient house to reduce energy use and negotiating the best rates with your electricity retailer to keep bills low.

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