What's the problem with gas?
Gas is no longer the cheapest option for heating your home. Changes in the gas market mean that most of our gas resources are now exported overseas, making it much more expensive for us to buy for use in residential homes.
Such savings were also found in a recent report by Renew, which explored the economic benefits of switching a whole range of gas appliances to electricity including hot water, heating and cooling and cooking. The extent of the savings depended on the number of gas appliances in your home and your location across the country.
Environmental Benefits - Gas also used to be seen as a cleaner source of energy (compared to burning coal). But, with diminishing gas supplies it is now increasingly extracted from coal seams and shale layers. Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is a method used to extract hard to access fossil fuels. This gas extraction method can have significant environmental and agricultural impacts.
What does megajoule stand for?
MJ stands for megajoule. A property’s gas usage is measured in megajoules and is recorded using a gas meter. Tip: Electricity is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
What concessions can be applied to my bill? (Victorian customers)
Annual Electricity Concession Applied to: Domestic mains electricity usage and service costs How Much? 17.5% of electricity usage and service costs. Does not apply to the fist $171.60 of annual bill. Other Comments: If you have a very high ...
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 ...
Is is worthwhile checking my old heating ducts for degradation?
This report from Sustainability Victoria shows that ductwork is responsible for a significant amount of losses. "Retrofitting old gas heating ductwork in pre-2000 houses could achieve average annual energy bill savings of around $235 per year and ...
Is gas cheaper than electricity?
Gas is no longer the cheapest option for heating your home. Changes in the gas market mean that most of our gas resources are now exported overseas, making it much more expensive for us to buy for use in residential homes. More energy efficient ...