Warmer home, lower power bills this winter

Published on 1 June 2017

Residents invited to hands-on workshop to teach practical, cost-effective methods of warming the home.

For many of Ku-ring-gai’s residents, cooler weather means that heaters are turned on as soon as the sun goes down, meaning power bills in the region soar.

Households in the area consume an average of 23.3kWh of energy each day, which is well above the average for other Sydney Council areas of 15.3kWh.

In an effort to lower energy consumption in the area, Ku-ring-gai Council is inviting residents to participate in a hands-on workshop, where they will discover spots in their home that are likely to leak heat.

Attendees will experience a blower door test as well as learn the best way to repair common household air leaks, such as under doors, floorboard gaps, chimneys, and downlights.

The workshop will take place over two sessions in a local home on Sunday 18 June at 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Bookings are $10 and can be made online at kmc.nsw.gov.au/warmer


Media enquiries: Joel Callen Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0897 or jcallen@kmc.nsw.gov.au