Get off gas in your own home and become an informed citizen that can help others in the community navigate the transition
Start planning to replace your gas appliances; either when they break down, or when you can in the next few years. Because when your hotwater unit breaks down and you just want a shower, it's too easy to fall into the trap of buying another gas unit.
Figuring it out, and how to get help
Home efficiency (regardless of if you own your home)
Renters Guide to Sustainable Living — Renew
No matter if you’re a home owner or a home renter, you can make changes to your home to make it more comfortable, save money and reduce your environmental impact. With the smallest effort, there are many simple, inexpensive things you can do to make a difference.
Resources for Renters — Renew
1 one-stop-shop page for all of Renew's fantastic resources for Renters and energy efficiency, including videos, links to other organisations that can assist you and more.
Coping Cookbook — Better Renting
The Community Coping Cookbook is your go-to resource for ways to stay cool in your home this summer!
Household Energy Action Guide — Sustainability Victoria
This guide offers some simple but cost effective actions to help reduce your energy bill and improve the comfort of your home. Some actions will have no cost and require minimal effort, but result in big dollar savings. These are the obvious ones to start with and will give the biggest bang for your buck.
The Victorian Green Renters' Guide: Sustainable Living Tips for Renters — Environment Victoria
Are renters legally able to change their showerheads? How can you make your toilet waste less water if you don’t have dual flush? What do you do when your rented house has no curtains and you’re on a tight budget?
Information about gas and all-electric homes
EnergyTips — Geelong Sustainability
Increase comfort in your home or office, reduce your bills and help the climate. Explore our energy tips to help you find ways to save energy. Many of our tips are DIY tips that you can easily implement yourself, and lots of tips are not only applicable for home owners, but for renters as well.
MakeTheSwitch — Conservation Council Australia
The website aims to answer questions people may have about gas versus electricity and educate Canberrans about the effectiveness of technologies in our cold climate, and the savings that can be made by going all-electric. It provides independent information about the environmental impacts of the gas industry and practical advice about how householders can go gas-free and take meaningful action to address climate change.
Renew - Get Off Gas Toolkit
This series will cover all stages of the household electrification journey, from getting started, picking the right electric appliances for your home, finding the best tradespeople for the job, and how going all-electric fits in with existing renewables and batteries. Featuring a broad range of industry experts and homeowners who have already transitioned away from gas, there will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Renew - Heat Pumps
Tim will explain how heat pumps capture free renewable heat, whether you should get a heat pump for water heating, the differences between the water-heating heat pumps available on the Australian market.