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Published Tuesday 9 August 2022
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Borrow an energy kit to help reduce carbon emissions and save you money

Did you receive a shock when you received your latest utility bill? Our new Home energy and water efficiency toolkits can help you identify ways to save money and reduce household emissions at the same time.

Free to loan for Mitchell Shire Library members, the toolkits are designed to help you identify issues that may be affecting the energy and water efficiency of your home.

Each kit contains a detailed instruction guide, and the following tools:

  • Energy Saving Thermometer
  • Mini Non-contact thermometer
  • Light measuring LUX meter
  • Portable energy use meter
  • Water Flow Measuring cup
  • Instruction Guide

The easy-to-use kit can help you work out what’s using the most power in your home and identifies steps you can take to reduce how much energy and water you use.

There are also some great tips for simple ways to improve energy efficiency in your home which will also help to save money on your utility bills.

Australian households generate about one-fifth of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, which are the emissions causing rapid climate change. Everyone can act to reduce their contribution to climate change.

Because energy and water bills are not generally itemised like a mobile phone bill or shopping receipt, it can be hard to tell how and where energy and water are used in your home.

Doing a home energy and water efficiency audit can help you identify the high areas of use in your home and to find ways to be more energy and water efficient.

Pop into one of our libraries today to borrow a kit and start reducing your energy and water use. Click here for the Mitchell Shire library catalogue.

Check out the ‘Sustainability’ section on Council’s website for more information on energy efficiency, and for ways to reduce household emissions and save money on your bills.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

Making our homes more energy efficient, and making the shift to renewable energy, are important actions we can take to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges that we are facing a climate emergency and is committed to supporting residents to take action to reduce emissions in their homes, workplaces and communities.

Offering these Home energy and water efficiency toolkits through our libraries is part of Council’s commitment to supporting residents to tackle the climate emergency.

This page was last updated on 12 August 2022.